I was saved as a child, so sin consisted of lying, disobedience to my parents, and fighting with my brothers. But, I did realize that it was sin and that sin separated me from God and heaven. I remember being very scared because I needed to to receive Jesus as Savior, but at the same time I feared what my friends would say, even at that young age.
One night at a revival service I remember my heart pounding and my hands being sweaty. God’s Holy Spirit was drawing me to Him but I said no. The next day an older gentleman came by my house and asked me about my relationship with Christ. I knew it was time to be honest. Right there in my living room as a nine year old boy, I asked Jesus to forgive me of my sin, to come into my life and give me eternal life. He did! and what a weight lifted from my heart.
I remember pulling my hamstring my senior year after having one of the best times in the nation in the 120 yd. high hurdles. I got mad at God and rebelled. I did things that I’m ashamed to admit. A college friend told me I needed Jesus. I told Him I had lost my witness that year but I knew Jesus. He volunteered to disciple me. Through the never ending mercy and love of Jesus, I now spend my life discipling others as a pastor. Praise the Lord, He never gave up on me!
Check out my Church: First Baptist Church, Borger, TX