Rebellion, Drugs, Then Jesus

My friend Jessica has an amazing story.  Raised in a Christian home with a mother who faithfully prayed for her, Jessica had a rebellious spirit and a drug addiction. Her disobedience often resulted in trouble.

One day she prayed asking God for a lifetime supply of narcotics. He answered her prayer by giving her a job as a caregiver for a woman with crippling arthritis. When the woman recognized Jessica’s depression, she suggested she take her syringes and use them for herself!  Jessica’s addiction to morphine became so bad that one day she swallowed every pill she owned and woke up in the hospital thinking, “Why am I still here, God?”

It was then she realized that all her life she’d gone her own way and not God’s way.  She prayed, “God, I was dead and now I’m alive. From now on, Jesus, I belong to You and I will follow Your way.” She went into rehab belonging to God.  She decided that every time God nudged her to do something she would obey.

She was challenged to pray for the one person who bothered her the most.  “I began to pray daily for my mother and it changed me. I was able to forgive her from my heart and accept her imperfections. Jesus is in the business of restoration. He restores us to God and then restores us to each other.  Today I love my mother dearly. I no longer see her as I once did. I want this for everyone!”

“When Jesus saves us, we think we’re getting saved just for eternal life. But NO…we’re also getting saved from ourselves–from our rebellion and our inner anger.  Jesus helps us to let it go.  Jesus really IS the prince of peace. He’s the king of peace. Jesus IS our peace.”

Today Jessica is sober, happy and serving God with her life.  Her joy is contagious. She openly shares Christ wherever she goes. She leads a Bible study for homeless women and also leads worship in a retirement home.  What a treasure she is!

[This life is temporary. This life is short.  When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:   http://www.godlife.com/gospel/  and  http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity

 

 

 

 

 

About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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4 Responses to Rebellion, Drugs, Then Jesus

  1. Liana says:

    A beautiful testimony Kathleen. There really is nothing too difficult for God.

  2. Frank King says:

    Kathleen, You stated that Jessica’s mother faithfully prayed for her. Ultimately, God answered her prayer. It may have not looked as if it was going to turn out that way while Jessica was making a mess of her life. But we should never count God out!

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