I think my heart breaks more for those that go through this life without a relationship with Jesus, because I didn’t always have one. I didn’t grow up knowing my Savior in a personal way. Not knowing my Savior meant I did not truly know God. I think coming to the Lord later in life, gives me a deep appreciation for all He has done and brought to my life. I look at my life, before and after, and I see black and white, no shades of gray. It was dark before, and now it is full of light.
Before I had given my life to God, things didn’t seem all that bad, but I was never fully happy. I never felt . . . free. That’s a good word to describe it. John 8:32. Now I am free, and God equips me each day for what is in store. Those without this freedom, have no idea what they are missing!
Like my Pastor, Rob McNutt at Faith Bible Church said this past Sunday: “Becoming a Christian doesn’t make life easier, but it makes it better.” I agree!
Jesus said: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed . . .” –Luke 4:18