Glory to God!
It is an honor to be a witness of God’s Grace and to share the gift of Christ. I am Daniel Braxton, the Founder and President of READY® Truth Ministries.
I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior as a youth, around 9 years old; but it wasn’t until the age of 21 that I got a true revelation of God’s Grace and understanding of His divine purpose for my life in Christ. In the time leading up to then, my walk with God was just recently being restored, after some rebellious late-teenage years. I had just rededicated my life to God at 19 years old after an experience where God showed me that I was a hypocrite – not for judging others, but for not judging myself! That experience brought some needed conviction to my heart and led me to start focusing on my relationship with Jesus.
Between 19 and 21, I was a college student and hip-hop artist managing a dream to have a successful music career and label. My walk of faith was tied to praying, loving my family, and attending More Than Conquerors Faith Church in Birmingham, AL.
Even with a mind set to do right as a born-again believer, I struggled with some bad habits, wrong thinking, heavy emotions, and other issues of the soul. Condemnation, regret, shame, and even fear came because of what I had done wrong in the past, and even for mistakes made along the way in my day-to-day life. My focus was on trying to turn from sin and live right; and in my own strength and ability, it led to disappointment and confusion.
In addition to going to church, I started watching Changing Your World with Pastor Creflo Dollar on TBN. Hearing the continuous teachings of Pastor Dollar on the Grace of God helped me to understand THE GIFT of salvation. The message became so clear – Jesus came to complete a work that we, as human-beings, were unable to. I realized that the salvation I had RECEIVED, was not by any human ability or strength of mine, but that it had been GIVEN by THE GRACE OF GOD through FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS! It is the Grace of God that delivers us from the power of sin, not ourselves!
EPHESIANS 2:8-9 (NKJV)
“8For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9not of works, lest anyone should boast.”
ROMANS 6:14 (NKJV)
“For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.”
After receiving the revelation of God’s Grace in Christ Jesus, I began to be excited about growing in my relationship with God. I set in my heart to walk in the will of God by Grace, through faith. Soon after my Grace walk started, the Lord led me to read a book that belonged to my parents, called: The Purpose Driven Life by Dr. Rick Warren. Reading the book helped me to get a clearer focus on God’s purpose for my life, and doing the journals helped me to prioritize things in my life based on their importance to purpose.
After reading the The Purpose Driven Life, I borrowed another book from my parents, called: Smith Wigglesworth on Spiritual Gifts. While reading that book, my heart was filled with admiration for the Spirit of God and appreciation for the gifts that He gives. After reading about tongues, I wanted to be filled with God’s Spirit and to be able to speak in tongues. I prayed and asked God to fill me with His Holy Spirit, and He did, with the evidence of me speaking in tongues.
In the Summer of 2014, I began to write songs that witnessed to the Grace of God that had been revealed in my life. With a hand full of songs on paper, and an excitement to tell the world about God’s Grace; I was led to record and distribute an album, and share my testimony. The work, ‘7 Songs of Story‘, was released on October 31, 2014.
In a matter of a few years, I saw the power of God completely change my walk of life. I stopped living as one trying to be saved in his own strength and became as one who understands and appreciates the GIFT of God’s Grace in Christ Jesus!
II CORINTHIANS 12:9 (NKJV)
“And He said to me, “My Grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness”. Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
Today, READY® Truth Ministries stands to be a global witness of God’s Grace – bringing awareness of the gift of Christ through ministry and gospel media. The vision is for generations of individuals to be inspired by Grace, to embrace the gift of Christ and live by faith to the Glory of God, the Father.