March 16th, 2003 will forever be a special day for it is the day I let go and clung to Jesus and trusted in Him. Has it always been easy? No.
I was 19 when I became a Christian, despite having grown up in church. I went through life thinking I was saved, thinking I had it all together when in reality I was lost.
I basically had the head knowledge but none of it made its way into my heart.
I even attended a Bible College before I got saved. I honestly thought I was saved. Then I came home for spring break and we had an evangelist come and speak at our church. He made a statement that has stayed with me all these years…..
You can be 99% sure (of your salvation) but you’re still 100% lost.
Basically, he was saying that it doesn’t matter how much head knowledge we have, if it hasn’t reached our hearts, we are still lost.
Do I doubt my salvation sometimes? Well, I’d be lying if I said no, that I never doubt it. But Satan has a sneaky way of getting into my head and stirring up trouble. He whispers in my ear that I’m not good enough, that God doesn’t really love me, that I’m not really saved.
God is always with us even when it feels He is not. He doesn’t walk away from us, we walk away from Him.
I’ve been struggling lately but I’m slowly getting back on track. I appreciate all your thoughts and prayers.
I haven’t been writing lately but like my relationship with God, I’m slowly getting back into it.
I really do want to write a book but I’ve been neglecting it. Who knows how long it will take for me to get through the whole process but if it takes me years then so be it.
Prevail Church is taking off! We have been having a steady number of people week after week! Pastor Jonathan began a new series last week, entitled “My Story.” Here is the first sermon from that series!