Grateful and Set Free

I just want to take the time to say, “I’m grateful.” There are a lot of places I could be right now but God saw fit to save me. I was down and out, lost , sick and confused. I wanted life to just end at one point in time and I had no one or no where to turn. But I had known of a man that could change my life. I had be taught about Him growing up and I remembered that I had loved Him as a child, so I turned to him for answers.

I slowly began to ask him to save me because I wanted a change in my life. I cried out to him at all hours of the day and night, always full of tears. I shut myself away from the world to be alone. I  closed out family and friends, coworker and strangers alike. All I wanted was God. I had reached my lowest point, but God….

One night while I was bound to my bed from yet another surgery that had me restricted to my bed I had talked with my mom on the phone and she asked me to join in on the prayer line that night, so I did. The woman leading the pray spoke to me and told me that God was going to heal me. She asked me if I had some water to drink and I had a bottle with just enough for one last gulp. She instructed me to drink the water, she prayed for me and told me it was the beginning of healing and restoration for me. So stared my journey back to Jesus.

When I was well enough to walk and venture back out into the world from beyond my basement bedroom, I was free. It was the first Sunday of the new year and I wanted to go to  church. I was still all bandaged up and I got my best friend to take me  to a church I had been invited to by another friend from a while back. I still couldn’t drive but I desperately wanted to go, so we went. I was raised up in church but I had never experienced the type of love these people showed us that day. I told my testimony that day when I had never in my life stood up to give a testimony and the man of God that preached the word that day hit everything that I had been feeling for years. I found out that it was the Holy Spirit that was speaking to me that day. That day I started a relationship with God that I still have a desire to grow in today.

Wow, I had no idea I was going to share this  today but I thank God for what ever reason He allowed me to share with you today. To Him be  the glory! I pray that something I shared will lift you up and draw you into a relationship with the Father who is mighty to save.

This post was originally created for this blog on 9/16/2013

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