Life truly is a journey. AND my life did NOT begin til I met Jesus. This is where my REAL journey began… Crossroads Christian Church. I grew up Catholic and I really LOVED it! Catholic school and ALL =) BUT, I made some really poor choices in high school (I will blog on that later) that made me feel like God did not want me anymore…or that He cared. I had NO direction or purpose.
Chuck and I were a couple back then… I was 17, he was 18. I knew I needed MORE… there had to be MORE out of life than what were were living. That’s when we came to Crossroads. I was hearing about Jesus… in a NEW way. A Jesus that loves ME – in a personal way… I was so overwhelmed!
I wanted MORE… I NEEDED more… this verse was what I NEEDED!
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. I needed to be forgiven… I needed to be CLEAN!
On Palm Sunday 1976… I gave my heart FULLY to Jesus! It was a total surprise to me that I did too! =) I was a Sr. in HS… and I have NEVER looked back! I have had JESUS at the center of my life since then! WOW! It seems like yesterday when my life began… HE IS FAITHFUL! He changed my heart…
Lord, when I think back to the days I did not know you… my life was dark. I know I fought saying YES to You… not realizing the difference YOU would make in my life… and FINALLY feeling so desperate for a change… a change of heart… I said YES. YES to YOU! Immediately… I KNEW YOU WERE THERE! Oh THANK YOU for Jesus… for Your WORD… FOR a changed heart AND life! YOU have changed me forever for the better! I LOVE YOU!