Saturday, February 7, 2009

My testimony part 5

Soon the music quieted down and the pastor walked to the podium. "Study it carefully,ponder it it prayerfully, deep in your heart let it,s oracles dwell" he said as he shared scriptural truth. Those
words will be forever be imprinted upon my heart and mind. At the end of the service he asked if anyone would like to receive Jesus Christ as their personal savior. Several people went forward,greatly suprising me. To me, it seemed rather belittling to admit that you didn,t know the Lord, especially in front of all those people.

Several times I was drawn back to the revival meetings, each time being reminded that knowing about Jesus Christ and actually belonging to Him were two different things. Meanwhile, Jeff was growing in the Lord by leaps and bounds. His Bible was showing signs of wear as he marked passages with red ink. I couldn,t quite understand why he was marking up his Bible like that until he suddenly announced one day that he would be speaking at church that evening. As I stood there wondering what in the world he intended to speak on, the thought suddenly dawned on me: he has the call of God on his life.

On a memorable Thursday night, I could hardly sit in my seat. The air of expectancy could hardly be explained. As soon as the message was over, the pastor ask if anyone would like to come forward. Though many came I sat glued to my seat- unable to move. I wanted to respond but something held me back. One of my best friends,already a christian, leaned over and said to me, " Do you want to go down front ?" "No" I answered with a feeling of sadness. " I just can,t"
As we started home that evening, I felt very sad. wanted to cry but couldn,t. My heart was so heavy, it seemed like the end of the world for me. Why was I acting like this? It was all so strange.

4 comments:

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Wow! This is simply amazing. You are keeping us on the edge of our seats. ;) Looking forward to the continuance!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

You sure know how to stop the story at a point that we have to know what happens next!!

Debra said...

Mom,

This is so touching. I can't wait to hear the rest of the your story!

Blessings to you today!

Jennifer said...

Your testimony is so encouraging to me. What you watched develop in your son is what I am envisioning in my son when the Lord completes His drawing him back home.

Brandon will testify for the whole world to see just what God has delivered him from. I know it is coming.

Eager for more...I'm a little behind with all that has been happening this past couple of weeks. I have been at the hospital for about 5 hours today with a friend who's husband was thought to have had a heart attack at the age of 43. PTL...it wasn't this time but it was something that needed medical attention to prevent it.