In July 1994 I was working at my business www.artnewvo.com printing T-shirts. Even though I was working late and had been working 7 days a week for an average of 14 hours a day and had numerous employees, I was still losing money. I was a failure. I was never home for my family and the thoughts of my mistakes in the past plagued me as well. I was consumed with guilt and could not see a way out other than bankruptcy. That particular night I was listening to Moody Radio www.moodyradio.org and “Songs in the Night” featuring Mike Kellogg. It was about 2 am, hot and muggy, with bugs flying around my shop. I believed in God and I believed that Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead. I wanted to be a good person. I wanted to attend church. But if I had died that night I would have spent eternity in HELL. The songs that Mike was playing softened my heart. In between a few songs Mike will occasionally speak what is on his heart. That night Mike shared that God does not want a person to clean himself up and then come to God. Instead God lifts us up from where we are. Many times we have to hit bottom before we will even reach back and accept God’s help. That is where I was. I had hit bottom. My “so-called” superior brain power had failed me (I thought I was really smart). I could not figure out how to get out of my debt problem. I had brought myself and my family to financial ruin and I had also made many decisions in the past that had affected others in a negative way. I was guilty.

    After listening to Mike explain that Jesus had died for my sins and paid my penalty with His Blood; I repented of my sins and gave my life to Christ. My burden was removed. Jesus had taken my sins away. A big bag of money did not drop from the sky to get me out of debt nor did all of the people whom I had affected negatively suddenly call me and tell me everything was OK. What did happen is that I realized that no matter what God is in control. The absolute worst thing that could happen to me is death, and Jesus had that covered too. He has given me eternal life. When I die I go to heaven to be with Him. My life was now living for Him until He takes me home. I know for certain that if I died right now I would go to be with God in Heaven.

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