My name is Rob and my personal testimony is probably similar to many others. I was born and raised in a Baptist Church where I accepted Jesus into my heart at a young age. I was brought up with Bible stories, Awana, released Bible class, youth group, etc. As a young boy I was taught that God loved you but only if you looked, sounded, act, and said the right things. If you made a mistake you needed to quickly repent or God would be mad at me. Around the time I graduated high school I started attending an Assemblies of God church. At this church I learned more about "Pentecost" and speaking in tongues, and the nature of the Holy Spirit. Much of what I learned at this church was about the emotional side of Christianity. I did learn at this church that God was more of a loving God and that I could call him Abba. However, I always felt like God was this fleeting emotion that came and went and that he was only happy with me if I was speaking in tongues. If I didn't speak in tongues I was a subpar Christian. After several years attending this church I met with a pastor for a start up that was looking for a worship leader. I had played the drums, guitar, and sang at the assemblies church and the pastor wondered if I would be interested in helping him out. I decided that it was time for a change and I have been at this place since. It was at this church that I learned about the new covenant and the unrelenting love and pursuit of God. It was hear that I learned that I make changes to my life because God loves me and I want to be more like Jesus vs my old mind set that if I changed I could somehow earn God's love. It was at this church and with this body of believers that I learned of God's grace and that His sacrifice was the great exchange and that Christ's gift, death on the cross, covered my sins for the past, present, and future.
I am a work in progress but I am fearfully and wonderfully made and I step into that identity more and more every day. I am a firm believer in the greatest commandment which is to "love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." I believe we are all broken but made whole by Jesus blood. Every day we transform and we "regenerate" our minds with this. Every day is a journey to become more like the one who gave everything for us!
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression
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RJ has been truly caring and listening while appropriately challenging at the same time.