These scriptures are what I call my salvation scriptures.
In 1998, my life was a mess. I was deep in the flesh, a heavy drinker and drug user. Because of an argument with my girlfriend at the time, I was arrested and found myself in jail.
Because someone else had used my identity, and they did not believe me, I was held for 13 days because of something I had not done.
My mom was heavy into church at the time, having been saved just a year or two herself, and she would always preach to me, something I did not want to hear.
Easter came, and I was still locked up. I was worried about everything. I was going to lose my job, my trailer, everything I had because I could not get out as I did not have the money.
An evangelist came, and preached to us. He gave me a new testament that was aptly called “Free on the Inside”. I figured, what do I have to lose? I’ll read it, I have nothing else to do.
Well, I came across the scriptures Matthew 6:24-34, and they jumped off of the page!! It was an asnwer to all of my worries.
I was crying, and I prayed to Jesus that if He was real, He would stand on the promises of those scriptures, and get me out. In return, I would turn myself over to Him.
2 days later I was released, on March 27. (Ironically, in another way God spoke to me, this is the same day 2 years later my father died).
I committed myself to Christ, got clean, and changed my life around.
It was a strugglle, and still is sometimes, but now when I am at my lowest, I cling to these scriptures, as God has proven them to me over and over again.
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