Click Here to Read the Scripture Passage: John 8:48-59
When I was first saved it was intense. There was a lot of things going on in my life and it was a pure mess. I wasn't living for Christ, I ran a bar, I partied with the best of them. My life had finally caught up to me and I had hit the bottom. Suicide was my next terrible wrong thought, among the already wrong thoughts and actions I had previously. Depression hit me, and I had to deal with the life I had been living for years. I wasn't terrible, matter of fact I had lots of friends, but I wasn't living a good life.
God spoke to me audibly. Yes, I thought I was crazy for awhile, because I even argued with the voice. It wasn't this big wisdom paragraph booming from heaven, it was a very gentle "you won't get to heaven". There's a story behind that, but that is for another day. I've never heard God's audible voice since, but I will never forget the day I did.
After that my Mom drug me to this amazing church, (which I said there was nothing they could do for me) and had me counsel with the Pastor there. The church did a lot for me, but they didn't save me, they lead me to the Savior and Jesus did.
I was so on fire for the Bible and for Jesus and I just couldn't quit, much like today...I still have a passion, hence these blogs. Everything was about Jesus and all the amazing things he did and does. His word is active and it's for all.
Some people came to church to see why I was so crazy, others said I had "lost it" and "gone off the deep end". Some even asked if I needed to seek treatment.
I smile, because when your really on fire for Christ...you do sound a little crazy and you get the same reaction Jesus did!
Have a great day!