Friday, August 10, 2012

I Am Free Today Because Of Jesus

Today has been a good day. I love this verse...

Psalm 118:24

24 This is the day the Lord has made.
    We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Today has been a special day for me because it is my "ReBirthday". I actually stole that word from Marge. Never would I have thought of it on my own!
It's my ReBirthday because 5 years ago...August 10, 2007...I asked Jesus into my heart. It was the best thing that I ever did! My life has actually become a life! Before I met the Lord it was mostly a series of failures, downward spirals and bad events. Jesus has changed all of that for me. He has freed me from so many things...He broke the chains and set this captive free!! I don't drink anymore and I have no desire to. In the past there were many times when I contemplated killing myself. From the time I was a teenager, and until I became a Christian 5 years ago, these thoughts were with me...I did crazy things just to see if I would live through them. I'm not proud of that nor am I bragging but, I'm putting it out here so everybody will know what an awesome...awesome...Savior we have!! I used to hate the light...I always wanted to have the rooms dark...without any lights on. That's really funny in a way because I was afraid of what "lived" in the dark! I was afraid of what was coming up the stairs behind or night! I was afraid to be alone! I was afraid of just about everything. And now...I can go to sleep without fear of what will come out of the dark and get me...because...Where the spirit of the Lord is...there is no reason for fear!

2 Corinthians 3:17

17 For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

For me that means freedom from fear...addictions...suicide...darkness. Don't get me wrong...I'm not perfect and neither is my life but...I am free to live a life devoted to the Lord. 
It also means freedom to be the person that He wants me to be. The person that He made me to be.

I praise Him and thank Him today for all that He has done for me.


BelovedBomber said...

Praising God for all He has done for us and continues to do for us! What an amazing story of redemption!

Never Forsaken said...

It is such a joy to read your words Chelle, what a beautiful thing it is to be free, to be ALIVE in HIS GRACE!
Happy Rebirthday!!
(I like that word too...thank you Marge!)
Love & blessings~ Lisa

Tracy said...

Happy rebirthday Chelle - Chat later :)
God bless

Sarah (Nikki) said...

I can sooo soo relate to everything you said Chelle....a huge happy rebirthday. Having Him in our corner is the absolute best. Wishing you a dynamite weekend.

Jan Christiansen said...

What a great testimony to the saving grace of Jesus Christ! I'm celebrating with you, Chelle and celebrating that He allowed our paths to cross! Happy Re-Birthday. ~Jan

Brenda said...

Yes, happy rebirthday, you had the best present you could ever have five years ago, eternal life in Jesus. We have a God who loves us Glory Halelujah, all day long I will sing His songs of victory. We have a God who sent His beloved Son to save us, all my life I will cling to the One who set me free!

Debbie Petras said...

This is truly something to shout praises about. God is so good. I am so glad to read your testimony. He has made you a new person in Christ. That's something to shout about for sure. So glad I came to visit you today.

blessings and love,