Testimony Tuesdays — Nathan Lenox

Q: My first recollection of being in church was…

A: My first recollection of church was possibly a Sunday school class or kid’s church… I think at Word of Life in Shreveport.  I remember I was with a cousin and at the end of the class, we all said the prayer of salvation.  I also remember thinking, I’ve already said this but I’ll do it again anyway. 

Q: The closest I have felt to God in my life was…

A: There are a couple of moments that stick out to me.  One in particular… God allowed me to hear, what I believe was “The Sound of Heaven” once.  It was a soft angelic choir layering over one another, voices full and rich.  The voices had the qualities of instruments and continued to swell and swell building into a crescendo like a symphony.  It became so loud it consumed all of my senses with the weight of Glory and I knew I was at the throne of God and I never wanted to leave.

Q: The time I have felt the greatest doubt or distance from God was…

A: I feel doubt regularly.  It’s something I have to continually cast aside.  My early/mid-twenties were the hardest season so far.  I got married and divorced.  Lost two best friends and my little brother.  I failed at a house remodel.  The band I had spent a decade building, the thing I wanted to do the rest of my life dissolved.  The biggest thing, however, was the transition from being a boy to a man.  I spent the time unpacking the things I had been taught that didn’t sit well with my spirit or line up biblically.  I left my home church for a few years.  I visited and attended different denominations and opened myself to different perspectives.  All of which helped shape who I am today.  I had to make my belief real to me.  I had to find Him for myself.  

Q: If I could thank God for just one incident in my life it would be ______ and why?

A: Marrying Terra.  Hands down.  I don’t say that because it’s “the right thing to say” or to get brownie points.  We had known each other for years and never had a single conversation and all of a sudden, there was this magnetism that couldn’t be avoided.  I believe we both were in pivotal moments in our lives and chose to step toward God together.  Since then, our lives have been drastically changed.  The people that we were no longer exist.  Having her in my life, along with our three children, woke up my dormant ambition and tenacity in me that I didn’t know I was capable of.  

Q: If I could thank God for just one person in my faith journey it would be _______ and why?

A: That’s hard because I have been blessed to have many great spiritual figures to look up to.  The one I want to be like most?  My grandfather.  My G-dad lol.  His compassion was unparalleled.  He exuded peace, understanding, wisdom, and love.  If I can carry that mantle mixed with some boldness and fire, I’ll be in good shape.  

Q: If I could name a turning point in my life for my relationship with God it would be ________ and why?

A: I’m having one right now actually.  I’ve been in the same place for a long time in a lot of areas of life.   We have been building a studio to record and release (good quality) original music.  I’m slowly transitioning some of my work life to make room for that.  I’m learning to let go of some of the good things to get the BEST things.  I am feeling the burning I used to feel but to a greater degree.  There is a deeper calling as well.  For me in my prayer life, my study lift, etc.  I cannot ask for more if I am not willing to give more.  That is the call right now… to hone and study my craft and show myself approved.  

Q: If I had to tell someone why I am a Christian I would have to say

A: The easy answer is to go to Heaven.  That’s what most would say.  I’ve always said that if you’re only serving God to get a reward at the end then that is a business decision and not a relationship.  Why am I a Christian?  Because I have seen God move in my lift life and the lives of those around me.  I have seen the impact He has had in changing people’s lives for the better and I want to partner with that.  Some Christians want to fix the bad people before they meet their needs.  I think we need to meet their needs and let Jesus do the fixing.  I’m a Christian because I need the Holy Spirit’s help to do that.

One response to “Testimony Tuesdays — Nathan Lenox”

  1. Well written!

    Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, To venture on wider seas Where storms will show your mastery; Where losing sight of land, We shall find the stars.


    Liked by 1 person

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