and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23
My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.
Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.
Daddy let me be secure in You only!
Friday, November 09, 2012
After my parents divorce and my mum and I moved to New York in 1970, that same year she took me to a Billy Graham Crusade at Shea Stadium. I was dragged to the crusade and did not want any part of the message. I was hurting emotionally. Coming fresh from my parents divorcing. Forced to move away from my home town, family and friends with my mum when she remarried. I was a frightened damaged 12 year old.
Fast Forward seven years later on June 7, 1977, a lot of 7's. Still living in New York. Hurting emotionally and fearing death, I was alone in my bedroom. Flipping through channels on the television out of boredom. I stopped upon a Billy Graham Crusade that was already in progress and heard these words from his mouth from Romans 6:23, "The Wages of Sin is Death." Believe it or not, that Scripture verse changed my life. Since I was in so much fear of death, I was able to connect. I do not even think I heard the remaining of that Scripture verse, which is "...but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus." What got my attention, out of fear, was the first part, not the latter. I was not able to connect to the latter. Not until much later.
Sadly the next 30 plus years I pretty much stayed a baby Christian. Due to my emotional baggage of pain. Only recently in the last year or so, have I been so much on fire for the Lord. It is like I have made up those 30 plus years in only a few months. Not only discovering more and more who my Heavenly Daddy is and some of the gifts He has given to me, but also at the same time discovering more and more of the real me.
So Billy Graham has been a Big influence in my life. Ironically enough, the pastor of the church I go to is one of Dr. Graham's grandsons. So go figure?
I did this post a couple of days ago intending to post it then. But, I have been sick.
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