How did I make it all those years excluding God as though I had the power to make it on my own. Going to and fro not realizing he was shielding me from all harm and danger. That day when my car hit the back of a semi truck he not only kept me but my family as well. When I did attend church I was more focused on the blessings and not the bless-or. It took years for me to realize that I was nothing without God in my life. The devil had tricked me into thinking I was indispensable, but when I hit rock bottom and lost my job the enemy wasn’t there to pick me up the Lord was. Even when I abandoned him he never abandoned me.
Today I sat in Sunday School and tried to hold back the tears as the Lord told his people that his glory would fill the temple again. I was living an unrighteous life but God was still willing to forgive me for my sin as he did the people of Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 43:5-7 King James Version (KJV)
5 So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and, behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house.
6 And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house; and the man stood by me.
7 And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places.
I couldn’t help but think of my life and how I was an empty vessel, I was alive but spiritually dead. Without the comforter (Holy Spirit) dwelling inside of me I wouldn’t be caught up in the air to meet him.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 King James Version (KJV)
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
I’m so thankful that God gave me not one chance or two chances but continuous chances to get it right and realize I was nothing without him. Now that I have God’s spirit within I am serving him with a PURPOSE!!