Today, July 13, 2015, marks nineteen years since Jesus rescued me from the bondage of death and sin. I truly experienced 1 Peter 2:9, “But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.“ (NLT)
By the grace of God, nineteen years later I’m still proclaiming and showing others the goodness of God which is Jesus Christ. Even with ALL my sin before Christ and the sin since July 13, 1996 nothing shall separate me from the Love of God which is in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:35-39).
So today I want to thank God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) for rescuing me from the eternal damnation I deserved, justifying me through His perfect Righteousness and adopting me into His eternal and glorious family. I would also like to thank God for all the men and women who have encouraged me along the way. I was a total mess (huge understatement) before I was rescued and needed a lot of teaching, training, correction, love, grace and mercy…..etc. Even today, I know I can’t do this by myself and God has not left me without faithful brothers and sisters in Christ to disciple me along this journey.
With the Lord’s help I hope to continue to point people to Jesus and share with them the greatness of His goodness.
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20 ESV)