Nick’s Testimony

How God changed my life

 

Nick Price

I was born in Barking, Essex in March 1959.  I lived in Upminster until I was 10 years old,  and then moved to Billericay in 1970. I have an one sister, Melody, but both my parents now have sadly passed away. I met and married Marina in 1998, and I have three children. Two with Marina and one with my ex-wife.

Before I became a Christian all I used to think about was my business and money.  I became very selfish and convinced myself that I could do everything on my own. I had very few friends and never felt very comfortable with any of them. After two failed relationships that lasted about six years each,  I spiraled into depression and was given anti-depressants.

In 1997,  I was learning the German language because I worked for a German company and I needed to travel to Germany on business. My language teacher turned out to be a Christian,  and he subsequently told me the gospel message and how the love of God affected his life.  I continued having the German lessons once a week and to start off with I was not very interested in Christianity. But as time went on I started to think about what my teacher said about Jesus and I became inquisitive and started asking questions. He always seemed polite, in control and most of all he seemed to have an inner peace. Eventually after about 3 months he asked me if I would like to ask Jesus into my life. I said,  if I get what you have then yes I would like to. So at 1:30am in the early hours of the morning I gave my life to Jesus. Soon after my life seemed to improve, I was invited to attend  his church and for the first time in my life I was introduced to some lovely people and heard beautiful music, which quite literally brought tears to my eyes. You could see the love of God in their lives.

A while after this I was reading a Christian magazine and saw a Christian friendship network. I became a member and did meet some Christian friends,  but then about a month later Marina wrote to me and we also met up as friends. After 6 months, whilst we were away in Ireland, I popped the question. We were married in August 1998. Our daughter, ‘Kerry’ was born in July 1999 followed by our son ‘Reuben’ in April 2003.

When you ask God into your life he does change things but sometimes not always right away. You begin with God helping you to evaluate your life but you need to make the first move, God will never force himself on us or push you into a corner,  but you have a free choice,  to stay as you are,  or ask for help,  and who better to ask than your loving heavenly father.  Then through the holy spirit He will enable you to be the person you were made to be. I did,  and I will never go back to my old ways and you can do the same too by asking the best friend you will ever have your saviour Jesus Christ

God Bless

Nick

 

Please Note: Nick’s testimony is not a result of being prayed for by The Healing Bus