Rick Sikma - Christian Testimony

Rick Sikma Christian Testimony Rick Sikma - Christian Testimony
U.S. Senate (Republican)

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1. When and how did you become Christian?

Rick Sikma: "I was raised in a loving Christian home. One day, when I was eight, my father told me, “You can’t get to Heaven on my coattails. You need to trust in Jesus yourself to be saved. He must be Lord of your life, not just savior of your soul.” One cold February day in 1962, I asked Jesus to come into my heart. I told Him that He would be in control of my life and that I would do what He wanted me to do. Little did I know that it would lead me into ministry... into Kenya, Uganda, Russia, Thailand and Burma… and the United States Senate."

2. How did becoming Christian change you?

Rick Sikma: "Being a Christian has helped me to rely on God rather than myself. I have realized that God can take me places that I could never go on my own, and that He would take me through all situations and give me the strength to endure."

3. How would you describe your relationship with Jesus today?

Rick Sikma: "We are best friends. Without ceasing and moment by moment."

4. In the past 12 months, how many minutes have you spent in prayer with Jesus daily?

Rick Sikma: "Prayer for me is constant and cannot be measured in minutes, but hours."

5. In the past 12 months, how many minutes of Bible-reading have you averaged daily?

Rick Sikma: "I average one half hour to an hour daily, some days much more."

6. In the past 12 months, what percentage of your income have you returned to God?

Rick Sikma: "I tithe 10% or more, along with giving for offerings and missions needs."

7. In the past 12 months, how many non-Christians have you told why Jesus died?

Rick Sikma: "I have not kept count. Only God knows. But am at least fairly certain that I was able to share with over 5000 in one day while speaking in Thailand."

8. In the past 12 months, how many church services have you attended?

Rick Sikma: "Every Sunday plus special services during the week."

9. Which church do you attend and what is its website address?

Rick Sikma: "Freedom in Christ Church [in North Pole, Alaska]."

10. What has been your greatest failure as a Christian?

Rick Sikma: "My failures have been forgiven. However, if I could have any regrets, it would be those times that I did not obey and saw the consequences of my inaction."

11. What is the greatest challenge you face today as a Christian?

Rick Sikma: "It is easy to know the promises of God, but much more challenging to believe and trust in those promises."

12. Which gift(s) has the Holy Spirit given to you, and what fruits has it borne?

Rick Sikma: "He has given me gifts of prophecy, healing, tongues, wisdom, knowledge, and faith. Fruit: Seeing people set free and delivered by His grace and mercy. Watching them grow in the gifts He has also given to them. And I have been personally involved in the salvation of at least one thousand people, that I am aware of."
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