My Christian Testimony

Jeff Lukens
6 min readAug 8, 2021

I always believed there was a God, even as a boy. But I never thought I could have a personal relationship with him or that he would guide me in life choices. I lived to serve myself, and the first question I asked in any situation was, “What’s in it for me?” While life gave me many opportunities, God was someone I would selfishly approach and pray to him as if he were Santa Claus.

My father was a cadet at West Point but did not finish. It was an incomplete part of his life in which he struggled to find closure. I sought to go there myself in many ways to gain his approval and his esteem…

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