Glory to God!
It’s such 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, but it wasn’t until the age of 21 that I got a true revelation and understanding of God’s Grace and divine purpose for my life. During the time leading up then, most of my time was spent as a college student and music artist managing a dream to have a major music label. My walk of faith was tied to my family and friends, and attending services at More Than Conquerors Faith Church in Birmingham, AL.
Even with a mind set to do right as a born-again believer, I struggled with habitual sins and 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 my ability to turn from sin and live right, and in my own strength, 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 ability, or human strength of mine to turn from sin and live right; but that it was by the GRACE of God through faith in Christ Jesus that I had been saved! It is the Grace of God that delivers us from the power of sin, not ourselves.
EPHESIANS 2:8 KJV
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God”
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 to get a clear 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 the 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 speak in tongues. I prayed and asked God to fill me with His Holy Spirit, and He did.
In the Summer of 2014, I began writing 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 sharing 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 looking to be justified 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 KJV
“And he said unto me, My Grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
Today, READY® Truth Ministries stands to meet the vision of being a global witness of God’s Grace. By the ministry’s service as a vessel of Grace – bringing awareness of the gift of Christ through ministry and gospel media; generations of individuals are to be inspired by Grace, to embrace the gift of Christ and live by faith to the Glory of God, the Father (Ephesians 4:7-8).