“For God so loved the world, He gave his only Son that whosoever believes in him, should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but so individuals might be saved through Him.” John 3: 16-17.
The first twenty-one years of my life were lived without Jesus as my personal Savior. I had been raised in a home by loving parents, but did not have the privilege of attending Sunday school and church services. Then I married and my husband was not a believer. But he had his parent’s Bible, sometimes I read portions of Scripture, and was under so much conviction, some nights I was afraid to close my eyes in sleep afraid I’d wake up in hell.
Then during a tent revival on August 9, 1939, with Evangelist Otto Whittington doing the preaching, with limited faith and knowledge of the Bible, I accepted Jesus as my personal Savior.
Wish I could tell you all was well after that, but Satan wasn’t sleeping and not willing to let go of my life. Thus a fierce battle began to be fought on the battleground of my heart. I know Paul had the same struggle or he could not have described it so vividly in the last part of Romans chapter seven.
Though Satan won some battles, he has not won the war, and at age one hundred plus years old, there continue to be some struggles, but thanks to the Holy Spirit, we shall be victorious!
Prayer thought: Heavenly Father, help each one who reads these devotions know the celebration of Easter is a reminder of the day Jesus was resurrected from the grave. We pray and thank You in Jesus’ name. Amen.