I grew up playing the “church game.” You know what I mean? Wearing the “Christian” title on Sunday’s so that everyone thought I was “good.” I was a “Christian” in church on Sundays but outside of church every other day of the week, my lifestyle was far from Christ. I had a picture of Jesus in my head of a suit-wearing, boring, dull, clean and neat guy who always smiled and gave you handshakes on Sunday mornings. That image mixed with a deep desire to be different drove to chase everything but that of “Jesus.” So I did. I chased the things I thought made me “stand out,” what made me “cool.” Drinking, smoking, partying, money. During those teenage years I chased all the world had to offer up until twenty-two years old. Temporarily, the effects of those things sold me, I thought “man this is living!” But at the end of each day, nothing could fill the empty void I had left inside of me.
22 years old, I had no purpose and no idea what I was doing with my life. Then things began to take a drastic turn. God began placing different associations around me, men who mentored me in life and faith. It was then, I heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a way I had never heard before. It was then I saw the REAL picture of Jesus, which was far different than the picture I had seen all those years earlier in the church scene. Jesus opened my eyes to show me He was greater, more different than any idea or self made image I could ever come up with. And despite all the wrong and bad I had done while searching for life in the ways of this world, He was still there, with arms wide-open loving me anyways!!! Through the tears and joy of coming to know Jesus, thankfully, His love hasn’t stopped there! He has continued to turn my world upside down in the best way possible ever since that first moment of being with Him! If you would have told me then that I would be sending out daily messages to people about Jesus, I would have asked what you were smoking and probably asked to join you! But this is what Jesus does, after coming to know Him and experiencing Him in this way in my life, I just want to share His life-changing love with everyone possible so that you too can experience Jesus in your life! This is the purpose Jesus set in my life, to share God’s Gold with you because after trying all the world had to offer, I’ve found nothing that comes close to comparing with with God and the Gold found in His Word! So I pray in some way that this page along with all the other platforms we share God’s Gold through, I pray it can be an encouragement for you like it has been me!
And one last thing, this story is not about me, it’s about the one who saved me and began writing a new story! Just know, Jesus can do the same with you no matter what your story has been!