This was the Life, It was Really True!
Joy filled me, a new zeal, a new zest for life came from nowhere, like the wind, it filled me with a new love, a new hope, a new joy.
I, now, love to wake up, I love to live. My heart is overflowing within. Such a change, such a dramatic change took place in my heart, I could hardly contain myself within.
I was not sure what had happened, I said a prayer with a friend, I asked Jesus to come in, not ever knowing that this was real, not just a formality, not just words to say, not just another simple prayer.
BUT, “A life-giving force was there.” A new hope, a new thought, new excitement, no fear, depression was gone, I could see and hope once again.
I was at the end of my rope, so full of despair, all of my life, I had struggled, my life in tears, I did not fit in, my heart really needing repair.
Uncertain, unhappy, and filled with fear. Some know this path, as you’ve already been there. But now, “one prayer”, I said to Jesus whom I did not really know.
I knew about rules, regulations and heaven though.
I knew I was supposed to go to Church, dress right, talk right, be nice, forgive and love all. There was never a day, I went to Church, that the church service changed my life, to “upside down and inside out.”
Though it made me smile, I loved the people, but I knew so little about this Savior who died for me: why, when and what was life really all about, “I wondered now, since I said that prayer?”
As there seemed to be such a “living change in the air.” I felt as though my life was alive, I felt like dancing, so much unspeakable joy seemed to be flowing out of me.
I screamed, I yelled, I cried. I was glad to know that Jesus was really alive, and He loved me, literally came to live inside of me.
I asked Him to come in, forgive my sins, cleanse me and make my life new again. He did!
I had to wonder why, no one had told me, that this was the life, and it was really true?
Amen and Amen.
~ Gail Manizak