- I grew up loving to fish and play baseball. Typical American kid. I turned into a hippie in my teens, but was never like the other hippies. I didn't realize I was a conservative until my twenties. This made me different from most of the crowd I hung out with, with a few exceptions. These few exceptions became my best friends and they eventually helped me to understand that God does exist. God performed a personal miracle for me and changed my life completely. I was smoking 3 1/2 packs of cigarettes a day and one day decides to quit for about the 500th time. For some reason this time I asked God to help me quit, and if he did I would never have another one for the rest of my life. Nicotine addiction is the worst addiction there is to break. I couldn't do it by myself. God stepped in and literally took the addiction away. I never had a nicotine fit after asking him to help me. After a few weeks of being " clean" I asked my self " what was different about this time that I was able to just stop and never need or want another cigarette?" The answer came to me, it was me asking God for help, which I had never done in the past. This opened my eyes and made me realize that God does exist, and he still performs miracles for us if what we ask of him what we need to make us a better person. Within a year I had stopped drinking alcohol and recreational drugs, and I'd read the Bible cover to cover. I picked a church that came closest to following what I'd read in the Bible, and have continued trying to be a man God would be proud of. I am far from perfect, but I know my Savior was, and I'm thankful for the gift of Gods only begotten son! Now I've grown old and the years of abuse have caught up with me a little earlier than I would have liked. I'm now disabled through several surgeries on my spine and arthritis, but I still praise the Lord for all he's done for me. I know He will take care of me in the end!
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