Growing up in Ohio, I heard the good news about salvation when I was 20 years old. Before that, I had been into religion and thought I knew it all. When I first heard the gospel, I rejected it as foolishness. After all, I knew that Jesus was the Savior and that he died for my sins. I felt that was enough. What I didn’t comprehend was that I had only a head knowledge. It would take two more years for me to understand that. One day, for some reason unknown to me at the time, I opened up the bible and began to read. As I continued to read, my eyes were unveiled and I longed to know more about having Jesus as my personal and real Savior-someone whom I believed on in my heart. A change came over me and I knew that all that I ever wanted was in Jesus Christ, not the religion that just offered traditions and rules made up by men. I was hooked.
Soon though, the troubles of the world came and I slid away. But that didn’t stop Christ who never left me. I somehow knew that he was with me in everything I did. When I was on a destructive path, his voice would call to me to come back. He said he wanted to give me true happiness not the things of the earth that I was seeking. But for years I wouldn’t listen. True to his promise, Jesus never gave up on me even when I gave up on him. Many years later, I sought him out again and he took me back. I wasted a lot of years, but he gave me the assurance that he could still use me for his kingdom. His love never failed.
For the last few years, God has given me his words to write and I continue to do so. My past is still my past for I am a sinner saved by grace. All I can do now is to reach forward for what lies ahead and fight the good fight by the strength of Christ who lives in me.
I don’t know where God is going to take me, I just know now that I want to be led by his nail pierced hands and to do the work for which he planned for me long before the foundation of the earth. I now willingly and humbly tell him, “Here am I, Lord, use me!”
I am indeed blessed and I pray that all will be blessed by the messages that Christ gives me to write.
One point that I make in all of my articles is this: God has a perfect plan for your life and it cannot fail or be taken from you. All you need do is trust your life to Jesus Christ who died to give you eternal life. His love will do the rest.