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Meet Sarah Jurek

Meet Sarah Jurek

I grew up in a Christian home. My parents quoted Scripture to me, we went to church, and I asked Jesus into my heart when I was five. My story isn't necessarily how I came to know Jesus, but how I came to truly walk closely with Him.

Growing up, I heard scripture often, but it was rarely explained in a way I could understand. The church we attended was thirty minutes away and would split up into groups based on what school you attended. I was the only person from my school. It made it hard to walk consistently with Jesus when I had no peers pushing me to grow. I lacked essential tools necessary to walk closely with Jesus and truly understand His great desire to know my heart. I was caught up in what "good Christians" do, based on my limited knowledge. I went to church camp and got baptized. I was doing all the "right" things, felt convicted in my heart about sin, but I wasn't willing to let go of my sin for holiness. I was claiming to follow Jesus but not willing to be uncomfortable and step out in faith and obedience for Him.

In college I really struggled to act like the Christian I claimed to be. When I hit a wall after my first semester, I knew something needed to change. I joined a bible study and really started to grow. I turned to the Word of God for comfort.  I had quiet time for the first time in my life. I yearned for Jesus and to understand His words. I had Godly men and women surround me and show me what it looked like to love Jesus and bear fruit. I became a leader for the same Bible study my next two years in school. Learning more about God with other believers helped me grow in so many ways. I was finally making my faith my own.

Now my faith is mine, and it is sweet. Marriage and three kids has truly grown me in ways I could never imagine. I struggle daily in my walk, but one thing remains, and that's Jesus. He has been faithful in the times I didn't seek Him first. He's given me an abundance of the things I beg Him for when I'm a tired mama. He has taught me selflessness and patience through my daughters, as well as how to serve and reflect His gospel through my husband. Looking back on my childhood, I now see that Jesus was calling me to Him and pursuing me. He wrote a beautiful story in me and has blessed me beyond what I deserve through my little family. I know by His grace He will continue to change my heart to be more like Him and refine me to be the woman I was created to be.

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