Revelation 12:11- And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Good morning people of God. I want to share with you this morning what I shared on facebook a few days ago.
God compel me to do what I did not want to do, but felt forced to do and I obeyed. I kept debating with God, asking are you really telling me to tell my personal story about how you saved me? Every time I asked Him His answer was "yes". I still did not want to do this. But, I could not shake the feeling that I had that was forcing me to tell it. When I did, that feeling left me.
Here is my story of how God saved me at a time when I felt like I was in a pit that had me stuck with no where to go and no one to turn to but God. In a dark place in my life, I was saved. Let's listen.
16 years ago in April 1998 Debra Aiken got "Saved". I did not say that this is the time when I started going to church because I was going there all my life. I am saying that this is the time that it was when I got baptized spiritually. I met my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through a personal encounter during a very low point in my life. I was afraid, hurting, scared, desperate and tormented.
I received the physical baptism at the age of 9 in June of 1967 but I got "Saved" from sin and the penalty of death by Christ Jesus April 1998.
I remember standing in my backyard screaming out to God through the woods that was behind my house at 10:00pm at night. I was desperately seeking God that night and I found Him. I was desperate that night for the peace of God, spiritual healing and deliverance. God showed up in my backyard with me near the woods behind my house and He entered into my heart and my life has not been the same. I became a new creation in Christ Jesus that night. An experience that Words can not, shall not and will not ever be able to explain.
Saints, that night in April 1998, God "Saved" Me.
I am not sure who this is for, but on my way to work this morning, the Lord told me to share my testimony about how he saved me. Not while I was regularly going to Church every sunday sitting in the pew, but in the darkness of the night in the back yard of my home where I lived in Lyons Cove in Sangaree at the time.
My point: God can and will show up anywhere and anytime. If you call Him, He is faithful to hear and answer your cry. He heard me that night and I am grateful that here it is 16 years later and God has kept me.
Seek the Lord while He may be found. I did and I found Him.
Guess what? No turning back!
Bruised, wounded, battered, bandaged up and still moving forward with Christ. He who has begun a good work in me will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
For who God is, for what He has and is doing in my life, I do tell Him "Thank Your Lord" for saving a wretch like me. I was was lost people, but now I am found, was blind but now I see.
Thank you Lord for saving me 16 years ago and counting.
Be blessed God's people.
I love you all with the love of Christ.