I won’t use my own words to describe the life I used to live. Instead, Titus 3:3 sums it up nicely. It reads: “At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating once another.”
That was me in a nut shell.
I was full of “worldly sorrow” – sorrow that I had lost everything and everyone that mattered most. Through the New Life Program, my worldly sorrow gave way to Godly sorrow – sorrow that I had led a life full of sin and regret.
The Program demonstrated to me not only what it meant to be Christian, but gave me the “nuts and bolts” to live life as a Christian.
Now I look back at the wake of my life and the contrast is amazing: Where once was a family destroyed – now is a family restored. There once was enmity between mother and son – now we are reconciled. Once, only despair – now there is hope. Where once was only pride and arrogance – now there is confidence… a confidence that comes from knowing that “He who began a good work in me will see it through” (Philippians 1:6). God has already “raised me from the dead” and now, it’s only right that I would try to serve Him.