Has God Meant To Us?
What has your Lord done for you? What
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years of this lifestyle and time with a motorcycle gang, I
came to Puget Sound as an alcoholic, drug addicted biker
with a bad attitude. Finally, after 18 years of that life
and a second round of in-patient treatment for cocaine and
alcohol addiction I began to wonder if there was a better
life to be found.
brother was involved in a church at that time, regularly
attempting to get me to join him on Sunday mornings all to
no avail until a trumpet player I enjoyed came to town in an
evangelist’s band. I was willing to attend a Christian
concert in order to hear the trumpeter. At the concert I
heard that Jesus Christ had paid the price and taken the
penalty for all of the wrong decisions I had made. I had
heard all this before but never really listened and applied
it to myself. I wasn’t sure about all the details of
Christianity but I found myself running to the altar to seek
forgiveness. Some guy stepped out into the aisle in front of
me and I never found out whether he intended to go the altar
or not, but that’s where he ended up because I pushed him
all the way to the front since he was in my way.
the next year I rode the fence and struggled with wanting to
hold onto my life apart from God and wanting at the same
time to follow Him. It was difficult to consider losing all
my “friends” and starting over. I was singing in the
choir on Sunday and injecting cocaine and smoking marijuana
during the week.
this time the Lord brought Becky, who soon after became my
wife, into the picture! Becky committed her life to Jesus
shortly after meeting me. Three months after we were
married, she confronted me about my life and gave me an
ultimatum, her or my addictions. I chose Becky and sought
God’s help and hers to leave the drugs and alcohol behind.
have now been clean and sober for 21 years! Praise God!
Within the first year of our marriage, I went from bachelor
to father to grandfather. Becky’s daughter had gotten
married shortly after us and had her first child.
I now know I was never the “luckiest man in
was watching over my life whether I always wanted him to or
not. 2 Corinthians 5:17 – If anyone is in Christ, he
is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! Psalm
40:1-3 – I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me
and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of
the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a
firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn
of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their
trust in the Lord.