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God Called You

Sometimes when things look dark it's easy to lose sight of the Love that God has for us. Scriptures talk about God's mercy enduring forever (Psalm 107:1). They also talk about how Jesus came down to earth to become a man and die for our sins. How awesome is it that you now know who He is and that you've got a chance to walk with Him.

Over the course of my life I've done many things wrong in my walk with God but God was always there correcting me and calling me to a closer walk with him. For example, He would have me repent of the sin in my life or just quit watching so much TV so I could have more time to spend with Jesus, reading my Word, because Jesus is the Word. In the book of Romans 8:37-39 it talks about the love that God has for us and that nothing can take us away from it because God is Love and no matter what we do, He will Love us because it is who He is. While it is true that you can still walk away from your salvation, (Hebrews 6:6), the knowledge and faith that God loves us can carry us through hard situations.

One of the most beautiful times I've had in the Lord is when He has had me share my testimony with people because it takes me back four or five years to when I was doing dope or drinking on a regular basis. I was a drug addict and an alcoholic and I didn't want to change. But God had other plans for my life. He ended up meeting me where I was at in an Alcoholics Anonymous hall. He was using an evangelist who had a joy for the life that God had given him. He talked about the mercy of God in taking him back after backsliding and walking away from the Lord for the bottle. He told me about the Lord and one day asked if I had accepted Him. I thought I had because I was Catholic, but the truth was that I truly had not given my Life to Christ.

After repenting and asking the Lord for His forgiveness, for the first time my life was complete. There was no longer a lack of meaning in my life, but instead there was that same joy that the evangelist had. God forgave me my sins and cleansed me of all unrighteousness (1John 1:9). I'd been an alcoholic drug addict and had hurt a lot of people over my life. God forgave me anyway. God isn't a respecter of persons, (Acts 10:34,) and what He did for me He'll do for another.

Salvation is free to all for the taking. (Romans 5:15) All you have to do is repent from the bottom of your heart, let the Spirit convict you of your sins and show you that you're a sinner and that you need forgiveness. Pray whatever God gives you to pray. Ask the Lord to forgive you and come into your heart. God absolutely changed my life and He can do so for you too. If you need a guideline prayer, follow this link to the sinner's prayer.

If you have already accepted the Lord just remember that as the Lord takes you through the refiner's fire (Malachi 3:2) and things look dark, remember that God called you and He wants something better for you. That's why you're going through what you are going through. It was God who started it all. God used an evangelist to bring me to the knowledge of Him, but it was the Father who drew me to the Alcoholics Anonymous hall, (John 6:44,) Christ within that evangelist who revealed the Father to me, (John 14:6,) and it was the Spirit of God that brought the conviction of my sins. (John 16:8).

Over all it was all the Love of God for me to give me something more than I had. He gave me a life lived in the Courts of God, (Psalm 84:10) instead of the Tents of the wicked. He wants to do the same for each and every one of you if He hasn't already!

Glory Be to Our Father in heaven forevermore!

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