I haven't shared my salvation story in a long time, never in a blog post. How could I not share it in a month with the theme: SAVED?
I grew up going to church and Sunday school. I took a communicants class and joined the church in junior high. Then high school - separating from the parents, thinking I was thinking on my own, reading material with different world views, growing, wondering and wandering. But that was just the beginning, college - party down, living "on my own," bombarded with new philosophies, new lifestyles, it was the 60's.
After spending my senior year at the University of Heidelberg, I came home to finish my degree at UC Irvine. I fell back into my friendship with my high school friend, Ann, who had become, as we called "them" then, a Jesus freak. I loved Ann and we had a great time together but she was always pestering me about Jesus and the Bible and eternal life. I decided to read the New Testament and explain to Ann all of its inconsistencies and show her how ridiculous she was being.
I started reading. I believe it was somewhere in "The Acts of the Apostles" when I put the Bible down and said, "Jesus, I want to receive this Holy Spirit that I am reading about." Poof, it was done, I was a Jesus freak too.
The Word of God is powerful. Read it and tell me how it affects you.