Psalm 52:9 - "I will praise you forever for what you have done; In Your name I will hope, for Your name is good. I will praise You in the presence of Your saints."
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For years, Iíve been invited to this Church many times and the only time
Iíd find the courage to attend the services were during special holidays
and events. Otherwise, I tried hard to keep away from it as much as
possible. Maybe I was scared to hear the Truth and afraid that people
would judge me and cast me out as one who was sure to be doomed forever.
Or maybe I felt like I wasnít ready to commit my life and leave my world
of reckless living behind. Perhaps, it was out of sheer pride and
stubborness. Nevertheless, I thought I had it made--a boyfriend, a good
job, true friends (or so I thought), my own place, and simply put, FREEDOM.
Turned out, I was living a LIE. But I know one thing for sure is, God
knew I would eventually come back to Him one day. He knew that day would
come, when everything in my life would fall apart and there would be
nothing left except a broken heart that was torn and empty. One day, I
remembered driving home and I suddenly felt this urge to exit the freeway
and drive to the church that Iíve been running away from for so many years
. It was a moment that changed my life forever. As I was listening to
what the Pastor had to say, I felt as if God was talking to me! I was
trembling with fear but, at the same time I felt this overwhelming peace
and an indescribable joy. Knowing that Jesus died on the cross for me and
washed all my sins away, was enough to keep me from turning back. Thereís
no other place Iíd rather be than to be where I belong, in His presence.
My life has been blessed in countless ways but, one thing that is certain,
is that Iíve been forgiven and set free from my past and in His house is
where I will continue to offer Him all the glory and praise all the days
of my life!