I played the church game for many years. I vaguely remember going down front at church and praying a prayer. I thought I had everything under control, but things were far from that. I thank God for putting my grandmother in my life. As time went by and life got more complicated, I noticed that my grandmother had something I didn’t have…Peace…the peace that passes all understanding. You see I had Jesus in my head. My grandmother had Jesus in her heart. No matter what life brought, she still had joy to spare.
I met Christ on 11-1-94, my sophomore year of college. The storms of life eroded the weak foundation my spiritual life was built on. During noonday worship at the Baptist Student Union, I came to the point of admitting to myself and to Christ that I couldn’t control my life. The evangelist asked us if we walked out of there and was hit by a car “did we know that we know” we were going to heaven? He led us in a prayer of salvation. I asked Jesus just to forgive me and take control of my life.
Since I met Christ there have been more life struggles, that doesn’t change. What has changed is my perspective. Instead of trying to find God through my struggles, I have learned to focus on seeing my troubles through God’s eyes. I know I have all the resources of heaven to face those times and circumstances that will come my way. I have the peace that passes all understanding, knowing that His eyes are on me. I have the joy of knowing this life and its worries are temporary and that I will spend my eternity with Jesus Christ!
Check out my Church: Arrow Heights Baptist Church, Broken Arrow, OK