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lifeischrist

Member Since:
2006-08-21

I chose to be. I heard the call in Vernon, BC, and I walked away from my house and my broken life to go to Vancouver. I still smoked pot and cigarettes, I still drank a bit, but my heart was to do Jesus's work. Well, a month later on Van Island I was kidnapped and raped. I was tortured really bad, and I had to read out of my bible while he tortured me. I finally escaped, and went back to Alberta. I lost faith in God for awhile, and got back into coke and ecstacy and all sorts of drugs, sleeping around and being a hard headed jerk. I was close to becoming homeless again, without a choice, when God called me back in January of this year. I have since quit all drugs, drinking, and sleeping around. I live to please God, but I struggle all the time. I struggle with myself over evil thoughts. I struggle with past addictions wanting to resurface. I struggle with falling in love, (I have recently, and I don't know what to do) because I carry a virus from a past relationship. I know God is healing me, though. Somedays that's all that keeps me from giving up. I know I can turn to Him instead of meth now. I know He will lead me when I don't know...I can finally trust Someone. But then I think, what about those who can't? what about those who don't know Him? Any way possible, we need to help them as though we were helping Him. read Mark 3:11-17. Those people were demon possessed, herpes laden, HIV infected nut cases that surrounded Him in droves of thousands. He put Himself completely at their mercy! I am a broken man, and I don't know how to do much, but I do know that just being there for somebody when theyre down means more than a thousand radio sermons. go find a rubbie, and buy them lunch. make sure you tell them Jesus sent you to them, cause He did.

Posted: 2006-08-21 20:14:00
jwfranci

Member Since:
2006-08-15

Welcome home brother.
I too have struggled w/ my past lifestyle and for a long time I carried the weight of my sins w/ me all the time, thinking it was what God wanted. I tell you that is a lie put there by Satan. Jesus died for all of your sins and mine too and His blood covers EVERYTHING. If you are struggling w/ temptation, I recommend finding a Christian friend who will be your prayer partner. Someone who can lovingly hold you accountable and who will be willing to pray w/ you and for you all the time. Through Jesus we are able to step away from our past, but He surrounded us w/ other brothers and sisters for support b/c WE are the church-not some building, but humans.
I pray that God will continue to bless you and you know that He will never abandon you and His love for you will never change even if you mess up; nor will it increase if you stay away from your past. His love is the only constant in our existance, it is the only thing worth hoping for. Humans and the world will fail us, Jesus never will.
As for falling in love, I too tend to get carried away easily and God has been working on me by reminding me that He can satisfy fully, no man will ever be able to satisfy me nor can I ever satisfy a man. This comforts me b/c my hope is in the Lord, not my future husband. I read a book that helped me a lot too, its called "True Love in a World of False Hope." It talks about boundaries in relationships and how to seek God first before any future mate. So I hope this helps a little....again, I know God will bless you and I pray that you will turn to Him for everything and He will give you everything you'll ever need.

Don't fear brother...rescue is coming

Jessica

Posted: 2006-08-22 21:54:00
lifeischrist

Member Since:
2006-08-21

thanks jessica.

Posted: 2006-09-10 09:37:00
 




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