Earth Shaking, Doors Opening, & Breaking Free! Acts16:26


 Mike's Testimony

I want to see you….I want to see you. I want a real encounter with you. Just me and you, nobody else. That’s what I caught myself praying, repeatedly, one night as I laid in bed. Not to please my parents, although they would be very proud, not to impress my friends, and not to make some image. I wanted to get right with God and stay right.

I was living with one foot in the world, and one foot in the church. I needed my world to change. There was a part of me that liked to feel accepted, and another that liked the danger of dancing with sin. What was I thinking? I was going to church on Sunday and Wednesday; and partying and drinking with my buddies, on the other days. Hey, I thought, this is great; party on the weekend: get drunk and anything that I want. Then on Sunday, go to church: pray for forgiveness, sing and clap, make my parents happy that I’m still in church. Then go home take off the Spiritual face and put on the party Guy face. It became a mere cycle for me. After a while, just going to church got boring, lifting my hands and praising God, got tiresome; I wasn’t happy, and I didn’t want to be there.

My thought was, I was going to graduate high school, get a job, buy a car, then move out. I knew all the answers, or so that’s what I thought. And when I was done with my fun I would come back, then I would get right with God. And it did happen. I graduated, two years later I moved out, no car and no future. Now what? It was supposed to be easier than this, this was going to be great, “The life”. Two weeks later I was back. Now I have a car, living at home, I still partied. It was like, every time I went to another party, or drank another beer; an extra weight was put on me, making it harder to come back to God. As I hung out with my friends, the beer had no sensation anymore, the girls were just a phase, I was tired of being in the world. I was stuck between two worlds that I didn’t want to be in. It was terrible. I had to change and I knew it.

The biggest lie Satan can whisper in your ear, is that you can “wait” to get serious about God and delay being spiritually responsible.

I put off for three years. I had a few breakthroughs; but not the kind to keep me on the right path. I would get a feel good breakthrough, then walk out and do something else that would bring 7 more spirits in me, as in Matthew 12:43-45.

God is more interested in you moving forward, but first you have to get all four wheels on the pavement.
David wrote in Psalm 40:1-2. 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.

It all starts with you getting some serious traction in your drive toward spiritual significance with God. Its about you becoming the young man and young woman God created you to be, versus what you think you ought to be.
The reason I’m here telling you this. Is because God has given me a second chance. With His help I turned my life around, and promised God that I would do everything to my best to keep our next generation from making the mistakes that I made. And I intend on keeping that promise.