I was a pastor in a small town, and over time I became discouraged and wandered away from the Christian life. I found myself in rebellion, ashamed, miserable, and wallowing in sins that were crippling me.
My life had become a rollercoaster and I wanted off, wanted to get right with God. I knew I needed what I didn’t have before: an intimate relationship with my Heavenly Father.
So when I found myself in the county jail, I fell to the floor and I cried out to Him. God answered my cry with His Word (Isaiah 44:22 ‘I have blotted out as a thick cloud, thy transgressions and sins, return unto me for I have redeemed thee.’) and by leading me to Life Challenge.
Since being in the LC program, I am realizing the hope and future God has for me. Also, obedience and continuing to mature in Christ Jesus is producing that right relationship with God that Jesus prayed for me to have in John 17.
My favorite scripture is Philippians 2:13 ‘For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.’