Lights flashing, handcuffs, fines, and bad food, this was the life I lead for many years. i was the original bad boy, I lived to die and chased fantasy’s like a cat chases his tail. I had no respect for the law, or anyone who had any kind of leadership roles I shot them down with the quickness of the tongue with no regard to them and much less their feelings. I lived a life of a superstar on a McDonald’s budget and that was life for me. I had to go there to get here and some of you may still be there, in that spot in life were nothing matters but selfish desires and destruction, I come with a love poem and an open heart to tell you there is Hope.
I’m still a bad boy, don’t get me wrong, just on a higher level. I”m a bad boy for Christ and he is the reason for any of this. He tore the walls down around my heart, and gave me something I could never dream of; Love for Him and a love for people who stretches beyond the sea’s. He turned my life into a life less ordinary. Today I live by a set of beliefs that I used to condemn, that’s why I relate so much to the Apostle Paul, for He was the first recluse, abolish-er of the faith and down right dirty dog, then the Lord turned his heart to something a new.
This is the weekend when we celebrate Christ and all his majesty, from the crown of thorns to the beatings, to the death on the cross, we celebrate what this God-Man did for the human race. Jesus had to go there to get us here, bottom line. For us to live a life of abundance and gratitude, He had to walk with the cross, He had to be mocked and tormented, He had to feel every human emotion, for us. If Jesus did not do the things he did, life would be that of emptiness and shallowness, something I now all to well.
The emptiness of no love, no feelings, living in a state of delusional fantasy’s educed by drugs and alcohol, mixed in with sex and pornography, and you had one hell of a cocktail. That was my life, nothing more and nothing less, and my story is told through the eyes of a man who follows Christ and will continue to follow Christ till he takes the very breath from me. My hope is that the words I write ordained by God will prick the heart of some lost soul living the late night ecstasy and bring them hope.
This is my calling and this is my life, to touch the hearts and minds of people who are still in that life looking to get out. The ones looking for that next bottle or needle or the internet site that says “WARNING”. I had to go there to get here to tell you this one thing with my story, there is hope, and his name is the name above all names. His name brings men to tears and turns punks and cowards into true men. His name is Jesus Christ, I wonder if ya know him?
Thanks for reading!!! Be Blessed!!!!!
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- The Key to Unlocking God’s Word (momsfirstscreenn.wordpress.com)
- Be Still and know that I am GOD CUP KKIM/DDC (deweymoede.wordpress.com)
- Living in Light of the Resurrection (marcyda.wordpress.com)
- This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. (richardangulo.wordpress.com)