HI! My name is Linda and I'm a born again believer in Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit starting dealing with me about a year ago. The Holy Spirit revealed to me some things that caused me to do start do some causal thinking which ultimately led to serious thinking about my profession of faith and my life in general. I would like to share with you the 5 things that the Holy Spirit used to "wake me up from religion" and show me truth through His word. I will try to put one a day for the next five days
First thing that happened was that Alan was saved or you could say he was born again. (Jesus says in the book of John "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.") There was a change in him. He was a new man! (Eph 4:21-24) At first I thought it was because he was a "new" Christian and that he would settle down and would go back to acting like many of the 'mature Christians' that I was used to being around. That didn't appear to happen. I started thinking about my profession of faith and how there was no evidence of change in my life. If I drew a picture of my life on a wall there would be no point that would have stood out to you as BAM! That's when she was saved. You would have to just take my word for it that it happened. So as I would watch him live for Christ day in and day out... I would find myself jealous of his relationship with God. Not that I wanted him to put down his Bible and talk to me or stop praying and watch American Idol with me. It was more that I wanted to want to read my Bible and pray, but was drawn more to James Patterson, Nicolas Sparks or just Christian books in general. I was raised in church and knew that its good to read the Bible, but for some reason I just was never able to really dig in. I'm not anti reading something other than the Bible. I am saying that I was convicted because I was reading things (even Christian books) more than the Bible. Especially seeing Alan read and hungry for the word of God.