Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Grace & The Wild Man

We took a break from studying Acts last night in youth group (had a topical lesson). So, I thought I would take this opportunity to share with you a story about God’s transforming grace. It involves a close friend (the wild man) and God’s way of transforming him (His grace & Holy Spirit). I’ll let you listen to his words as he shares his testimony.

“Hello everyone. For those who don't know me I am an old childhood friend of Tim (And can provide many embarrassing stories). I've recently come to the family of God these past two weeks, and the changes have been profound. Although he had been calling me for years I used every fiber of my being to resist him. My mission was to have fun and Christians don't have fun following all of those rules right? However, many signs were sent to me that couldn't be ignored which ultimately changed my life forever. Everything is so much sweeter through him, and life has definitely been more fun. A small army that has been praying for me the past 27 years supported this. I emphasize this point for those of you who have been praying for something you feel will never happen. The first major lesson I have learned is that I am on his schedule, he is not following mine. The second lesson is that I never want to lose this feeling. How many of us fall in routines in our daily lives, and it is so easy to make worship a routine. Reflect upon those first few weeks you became a Christian. It feels like a fireball is going to jump out of you because you want to tell the world about your newfound experiences with God. I already know that it's going to keep getting better, and I am anxious to see what he has in store for me.”
- Todd Spangler

So, for any doubters or skeptics out there, watch out. BEWARE OF GOD! Be very cautious, because you never know when or where you might encounter the living God. He has invaded our planet and is seeking us out. And He has the power to transform anyone; no one is out of reach for Him.

3 comments:

John10 said...

WOW! I will never stop praying for my lost friends and family memebers! Thanks for sharing tim and todd! Incredible. I love hearing real life stories about God working. This was a blessing to hear and read today. Thanks!

Christy said...

Tim thanks for sharing...that is awesome.

yourblogreader said...

I know Todd Spangler, in fact I taught Tim and Todd in Sunday School class for many years. Todd has been on my prayer list for many years, so it is really exciting to read his testimony. As I read and reread Todd's testimony, I am reminded that God keeps calling us to repentance and loves us all. God loved Todd when Todd was unlovable and He has done the same for me. Tim and Todd, what a pair!!!!