The Word Among Us

January 2004 Issue

I Found New Life in Christ

A personal witness.

About four years ago, I had a deep conversion experience in which I made a personal decision to give my life to Jesus and to follow him. That decision, and the initial experience of the Lord's love, filled me with enthusiasm. I felt I could do anything for Christ. Over the next two years, however, the enthusiasm waned, and I grew indifferent to prayer and Scripture. I also began to fall into my old sin patterns, and with each sin I committed, I felt consumed by guilt and powerless to change.

One day as I was driving to a two-day business meeting, I let my imagination wander unchecked. Instead of trying to pray or guard my thoughts,...

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