Psalm 119:67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.
For all the saints who weren’t saved and sanctified since the tender age of six, this message is for you.
I was a sinner condemned to an eternal sentence in hell up until the age of 23 when I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.
Before that day…
I thought that I was a relatively good person who had suffered some consequences of my own bad choices, but I blamed most of my life’s trials on others.
I was going through the motions; living life just trying to dodge the next bad break.
It was when I was 21 that I first heard Gods voice. I’d prayed to God for direction regarding my desire to go into the military. For the first time in my life, I would be away from everything and everyone that was familiar to me. On the day that I prayed, I heard so clearly the voice of God telling me to go.
It would take two years for God to court me into this love relationship that we now share.
I can clearly remember my life before coming to know God. From the time I can remember, I had been estranged from Him and didn’t even know it. It was life’s afflictions that made me realize how much I
wanted and needed a relationship with Him.
Your story may be like mine. Maybe you didn’t know or accept Jesus as a child, that doesn’t matter right now. What matters is the moment when you realize that you need God. When you accept His leading over your life, by living according to His word, you will begin to experience a change from the inside out. That very change is what allows me to proclaim freely as David did in Psalm 119:67,
"...I went astray: but now have I kept thy word".