I have always believed that God loved me and sent Jesus to die for my sins but I wasn’t ready to accept Him into my life. I knew there were a lot of lifestyle changes I would need to make. Right after high school, I went into the Army and gained more access to the party lifestyle. During one particular weekend, I had a little too much to drink. We were supposed to go out to the club but I was too wasted to join them so I called it a night. I remember kneeling beside my bed to pray before passing out. I prayed that God would not come back because I wasn’t ready. The partying lasted for about another ten months until I received my security clearance for my job. I was moved to my unit several miles away from my friends, my girlfriend, and the partying. One day my roommate and I got into an argument and eventually a physical fight. The Sergeant, who was in charge, broke up the fight and took me back to his office and began telling me about Jesus. He shared with me that Jesus lived, died, and rose from the dead to pay for my sin. Since I had grown up in church, I knew the gospel story but up until that point I was unwilling to make a commitment. But something strange happened. As he talked, God began to personally reveal his love to me. All of a sudden it wasn’t just a historical story, it was real; I felt my heart begin to soften. I knew it was time to surrender my life to Christ. I prayed a simple prayer with that Sergeant and went back to my room. A flood of emotions came out after I was alone. I was so scared that I couldn’t live a Christian life. I didn’t understand that it is not me living the Christian life but Christ living inside me. The bible says in the book of Romans chapter five verse eight that “God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” Allowing God’s love to grow in me, has made all the difference. In my journey with Christ, there have been heartaches and difficult life lessons but God has never left me. It has been almost thirty years now and the peace is still with me. How about you? Is God drawing you? Is your heart softening to God’s love. I would love to hear your story and share with you more.