Testimony Tuesdays – Joey Ehrhardt

Q: My first recollection of being in church was….

A: I believe I was 7 or 8 in a Catholic Church, but I didn’t really have any understanding of it.

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

A: That’s a little tough to answer, but I guess I would say right now. But, I also would of said that a year ago, because I’ve learned that it’s a lifestyle of knowing and heeding to His voice. Even as I type this, I can feel His presence within me. So everyday is a day to get to know Him more intimately!

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

A: Uhm…. I guess I could say when I was in the midst of addiction. I just didn’t understand why I was still stuck in my mess. And I didn’t know how I was to get out of streets. But the truth was He was always there. 🙂

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

A: That’s hard because there is many, but I would say, the fact that He’s literally renewed my mind and changed my thinking through His word. (Romans 12:2)
To go from corrupt, perverse negative thinking, to constant thoughts of how precious He is and how good He is, and how He is forever wanting to love and change people. It blows me away how he can take a filthy mind full of junk and change it into clean mind full of pure thoughts!

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

A: I would say my mom. Because she’s always rooted me on and always believed in the best of me. She always knows how to encourage and build up.

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

A: Probably after coming off heroin and meth in jail. After about 7-10 days of detoxing I opened my Bible in jail and asked the Lord to teach me how to surrender everything. And I haven’t looked back since. And that was September 2019.

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

A: I would say I’m a Christian because Jesus changed me.

He took a drug addicted, woman addicted, homeless, depressed, thief that hurt everyone in sight. And He took me in and cleaned me up and made me brand new. I’m a Christian because the love of God completely changed me into a different person. Honestly it’s hard to even remember what I was like 3 years ago because I don’t think like that old person anymore.

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