The only One more important to me than my wife and kids is Jesus. Here’s how He got ahold of my life. As I grew up my family went to church on and off. They taught us good things but that didn’t keep me from doing some pretty stupid stuff as a teenager. I would shoplift and even broke into a neighbor’s house. Of course I got caught and went to jail. It was only for a day. It should have scared me but I just saw it as an adventure. Even that didn’t change me.
I was still involved with the things that had landed me in jail when one day I had this strange urge to read the Bible. I remembered having a Bible a kid and there being a picture of Jesus on the cross on the last page. I thought that probably the last book of the Bible would talk about Jesus’ life so I read through Revelation. It scared the dooky out of me. I read that liars and thieves would end up in hell in a burning fire. That was me. I gave my life to Jesus then.
Don’t misunderstand. God loves us and doesn’t want anyone in hell. God doesn’t want to scare us into loving Him. But the truth is that hell is the only option for those who won’t believe in Jesus. I’ve read the Bible from that day on and the reason that I follow God is because I love Him not because He scares me. When I think of who I would be without Him that scares me. I am not even close to perfect but I know that Jesus died and rose to forgive me AND YOU no matter what we’ve done.
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