Accepting God

I remember very vividly the moment that changed my life forever and for all Eternity. The church was having a revival and I didn’t want to go. My parents made me go and I was mad about it. At the time, I hated church. I really didn’t see the point. I didn’t understand the Bible. None of it made any sense to me.

For years, the devil had been lying to me. He had told me that Hell wouldn’t be that bad. At least I wouldn’t have to go to church anymore. The devil painted me an ugly picture of Heaven and God.

During the day, I was fine. But at night, when the house was quiet my fear consumed me. I couldn’t sleep. I was so afraid that I would die during my sleep and never wake up again. Therefore, I held my eyes open as long as I could. Living like that was miserable.

That night at the revival, God asked me one question. Do you want to be saved? His one question tore down all of my beliefs. I could feel His power in my heart. At that moment, I knew He was real. He spoke to my soul. I ignored the chatter in my mind, telling me all the reasons to not be saved. My soul cried out. Yes, Lord! I want to be saved. I stepped out of the darkness and moved toward His marvelous light. As I kneeled down at the altar, with a broken and humble heart, I asked Him to save me. And He did!

Being saved by God’s amazing grace is the GREATEST thing that has ever happened to me. He took all the fear and hatred in my heart and replaced it with His amazing love and peace. I still don’t know everything about the Bible. But I know the Spirit of the Lord when it moves in my soul. It is the Spirit that teaches me and comforts me.

We don’t have to know all about the Lord to know that He loves us. He sent His Son to die for our sins. It all comes down to this one thing: accept Him or reject Him. Accepting Him was the greatest decision of my life. I have NEVER regretted accepting God’s gift of Eternal Salvation. The older I get, the sweeter it gets. Now I know that when I close my eyes in death that I will open them in the presence of my Lord. I don’t know what Heaven will be like, but I am satisfied with it because God created it for His children.

One day, I will get to live Eternally in a place of peace, joy, and love. My soul rejoices at the thought of how wonderful Heaven must be. If you feel like it, please share your experience with me in the comments.

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