Several years ago I had an encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ, and to say it changed my life would be a huge understatement. I had lived under terrible depression, and from that I tried to “treat” myself with alcohol — which worked for awhile — but then the inevitable came. I was addicted beyond any hope of escape. And to be honest, even though I was at the point where a doctor warned me that my liver was beginning to be affected, still I felt I could not live without it.
When I had the encounter with Jesus Christ, I was a destroyed human being. You might have heard the saying, “God has a plan for your life.” And that’s true. But …Satan has a plan for your life too. And from the day I was born, he went to work on his plan to destroy me, in oh so many ways.
To make a long story short, I was moving toward death and I didn’t care. In fact, one day I said to the God I did not know, “Please either do something or take my life. I just cannot stand to live any more.”
God answered that prayer. He did not take my life, he GAVE me life. Three weeks after my encounter with him he came into my kitchen and said to me, “If you will pour that drink down the drain, I will set you free.” My reaction was an inner conflict. I didn’t want to be free because I believed I could not live without something to ease the pain of the deepest, darkest of depressions a person can experience. But …it was his tone of voice. I “understood” that this was a one-time offer. So I went to the sink, poured my drink down the drain, and was instantly and totally set free from all desire for alcohol. It was such a miracle that I jumped into the car and sped to my mother’s house, bursting into her kitchen and saying, “You will not believe what just happened.” I told her, and I was right, she didn’t believe me. But time proved it. I was absolutely free.
This was years ago now and I have walked with Jesus Christ through many adventures and have experienced the agonies and the ecstasies of one who walks in intimacy with him. Oh yes, there ARE agonies, because he uses the pains of life to mold us into what we could not become any other way. But …there are the ecstasies too!
There aren’t words that could express my love for him. He is my whole life. He is everything to me. And I want this site to feature him. I want it to explain why we’re here, where we’re going, and how we’ll get there. These are the most basic questions of life, aren’t they? Yet so many never embrace them.
This site will do exactly that.