It was not until I was 26 that I was called and regenerated. This is when my first wife, Joy, left me to my complete surprise, and when my eyes were opened to the fact that I had not been living my life for the glory of God. I was an absolutely horrible husband who was in love with the world, money, and myself. The night my ex-wife left me was actually the best night of my life. As I paced my house yelling out loud with tears streaming down my face, God brought me into His family, and I acknowledged that I was His. I was unable to resist surrendering my life over to God, and I firmly declared repeatedly that I belonged to Him. I now had a true desire for Jesus to become the all in my life, and I became a new creation in Christ.
Although I was unable to prevent my wife of four years from divorcing me, God used Joy’s departure from my life to bring me to my knees and repent of my sins and believe in Christ. The Holy Spirit began residing in me and renewing my heart and mind. By the grace of God, my faith in Christ has grown leaps and bounds over the years.
I am so thankful for my wife and children, for the Body of Christ, for the life our Heavenly Father has given me, and for the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ. I deserve nothing but eternal torment in Hell, but God has blessed me with purpose in this life to prepare me for life everlasting. To Him be the glory.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21