A COMPLETE TURNAROUND

Jesus Did It!

By: James R. Smith

As a young child, I attended Catholic Church where I eventually became an alter boy. When I was at church, I was at peace. The church was my sanctuary because it was where I felt safe because of things that had transpired in my life. Between the ages of three and seven, I was brutally and repeatedly molested by family members. I had a mother who was transient and people who didnít care about me.

After some time had passed, I left church and decided to never look back. Things at my fatherís house were a shipwreck, and eventually, as a result of things out of my control, I was involuntarily removed from the home. This was when things really took a turn in my life. I was in and out of different foster homes, skipped school, shoplifted and just became an evil seed of a child who didnít care about myself or anyone else. I never had a stable environment where I could learn right from wrong and learn about life.

As a result of my conspicuous ways, I ended up serving four years in a juvenile facility. Upon release, I still had no one or anything and had to do things (that I learned at an early age) to survive. I became a transient myself and held several different jobs for a while. I became involved with heavy drugs, and no one even noticed or didnít care. That life of drugs and other stresses of life caused me to commit a vial and heinous crime for which I am currently serving in excess of 100 years.

During this incarceration (since 2000), I faced a hurdle of lifeís challenges, as one would imagine being in prison, but it was on December 24, 2004, as I contemplated suicide because I could no longer carry the burden (guilt). I remembered the peace I had felt when I was in church, and I fell on my knees beside my prison bed and literally cried unto God and asked Him to please forgive me, a wretched sinner, and to come into my heart, to give me peace and to take away my burdens.

From this day forward, I never looked back, but that doesnít mean I am without trials and tribulations because the devil is a roaring lion seeking to devour someone. Based on His mercy and grace, I am a child of God who seeks His Word, and as such I have I have taken numerous Bible correspondence courses to learn more. I was even able to obtain an Associateís Degree in Biblical Counseling and one in Biblical Studies (currently working on my Graduate and Bachelorís degree in Biblical Studies). I have also earned several Biblical diplomas, but all these degrees and diplomas are earthly. Itís what I have spiritually that is what matters. I have a spiritual Father who loves me no matter what.

Now my days are filled with wanting to learn more about my spiritual Father and wanting to share the Gospel instead of wanting to pound my fist into someone. What a complete turnaround.


 

PLEASE HELP SHARE THE BEST NEWS GOD HAS FOR EVERY PERSON!

"And this gospel of the kingdom [Jesus died for sinners] shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come." (Quote from Jesus Himself: Matthew 24:14).

Consider how many children in "all the nations" have never heard YET what Jesus accomplished for THEM at the cross? PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS TO THE LITTLE CHILDREN!

To help us share the Best News every person needs to hear on this planet, randomly click FOR JESUS on just three (3) of the JESUS DID IT! links below. It will take just a few moments of your time. Please - thatís all you are asked to do. God will reward you! (Of course, be highly encouraged to forward one or more of these video clips to those who may have never heard what Jesus did for them on the cross ... or may need to be re-reminded).

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JESUS DID IT!  - or -  JESUS DID IT!

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Dear Reader - are you at peace with God? If not, you can be. Do you know what awaits you when you die? You can have the assurance from God that heaven will be your home, if you would like to be certain. Either Jesus Christ died for your sins, or He didn't (He did!). Are you prepared to stand before God on the Judgment Day and tell Him that you didn't need the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross to have your sins forgiven and get in right-standing with God? We plead with you...please don't make such a tragic mistake.

To get to know God, to be at peace with God, to have your sins forgiven, to make certain heaven will be your home for eternity, to make certain that you are in right-standing with God right now...please click here to help you understand the importance of being reconciled to God. What you do about being reconciled to God will determine where you will spend eternity, precious one. Your decision to be reconciled to God is the most important decision you'll ever make in this life, because in Christ, it is impossible to put a value on the worth of your soul in light of eternity.


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A COMPLETE TURNAROUND

From a Transient Headed For Eternal Destruction To A Thankful Soul Now Redeemed Through Jesus Christ