I always knew Jesus was real; however, I never knew how to live for Him.
In 2004 it was early in the morning, around 4AM. I was out doing things I had no business doing. I was beat and dragged against my will into a lake where I was beaten severely until my eyes were closed shut. All I could do was call on the name of Jesus to save me. He did, instantly. As soon as I asked Him to spare my life I was released and ran for my life out into the dark empty street where no traffic had been at all.
As soon as I was in the street I saw headlights. They were all I could see. I jumped out in front of the car and waved my arms for help. As soon as I was safely in the car I passed out.
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.
For seven more years I lived a horrible life. Nothing in my life had changed. I only knew God was real and Jesus was His son but I never knew how to live for Him.
In 2011 a preacher was saying the end of the world was near. I got afraid because I knew I was not ready and I knew God had saved my life. So I thought, if God can perform a miracle and save my life He can perform a miracle and save my soul. I knew that would take a miracle because I lived the most horrible life!
I hit my knees and cried out to God for truth. With all my heart I cried out to God for His mercy—for Him to save my soul. The Word of God came alive. The Word of God would breath verses on me. Whatever the Lord had to say to me would be breathed on me. God was speaking to me while I was still knee-deep in sin.
The Word had power and was sharp. It cut my heart in pieces. I started seeing things in the Bible that I had not seen before, like how God was going to give me a new heart and put His Spirit in me and how I would have stammering lips and speak with a new tongue. I saw How He baptized with fire and the Holy Ghost. I even saw where I had to be baptized in Jesus’ name.
It was not long that a preacher who preached truth and had a personal relationship with God came to my door. I asked Him if they would tell me more of God. He gladly said yes. I was thrilled and agreed to come to church.
I was baptized in Jesus’ name in the river and later I was baptized in fire and the Holy Ghost. I spoke and magnified God with a new tongue.
God is still working on me. Every day is fresh and new and I am excited about what God is going to do next. There is nothing and I mean nothing that God can’t forgive. Only speaking against the Holy Spirit is what the Bible says will not be forgiven. There is nothing God can’t do! But He won’t go against His Word!
Love in Jesus name. God has blessed me so very abundantly. God has no favorites. What he will do for one he will do for all who will call on His name.