My Story

Retired Army Soldier who is Under God’s Command: To follow someone’s every Command, you have to develop a deep trust in the one who is commanding you and know and understand the commands. 

Galatians 06:07

“Do not be misled.  Remember that you cannot ignore God and get away with it.  A man will always reap just the kind of crop he sows.  If he sows to please his own desires, he will be planting seeds of evil and will surely reap a harvest of spiritual decay and death” (Galatians 6: 7-8 LB). 

It would certainly be a surprise if you planted corn and pumpkins came up.  It’s a natural law to reap what we sow.  It’s true in other areas too.  If you gossip about your friends, you will lose their friendship.  Every action has results.  If you plant to please your desires, you’ll reap a crop of sorrow and evil.  You’ll reap joy and everlasting life if you plant to please God.  What kind of seeds are you sowing?

Understand this, and the devil will have you thinking everything is cool while you indulge in your sinful desire for the flesh.  Especially when you know it’s wrong, not following God’s word, and you’re not even trying to change.  Instead, we try to justify it by saying, “Oh, God understands” Sorry folks, God understands one thing, that you are wrong.  Then just when the devil has you thinking everything is going well, he strikes with a lie.  He attacks with finances, relationships, illness, on the job, family, and gets into your unprotected mind.

Rob Henry’s story on how I came Under God’s Command.  Here is some of my story on how I began not just to know Jesus but to love him.  God was calling me a long time ago, but I did not realize it.  Check out my story.

This Scripture came from The Purpose Driven Life Devotion this morning.  It moved me when I read this, and it reminded me of when I was about 26 years old, stationed at Fort Ord, California, back in the early 80s, when I used to do a 100-mile drive to Oakland to party when we had time off.  I used to get my drink on and my party on.  One day when I was returning to Fort Ord at about two in the morning, still under the influence of alcohol from partying in Oakland, I rolled down the window to look up to God and said.  “Lord, I know you will not let me keep getting away with this life I am living” You see, I knew there was a God, and I knew and believed that Jesus died on the cross, but I did not want to be Under Gods Command.  It’s like knowing the United States has a powerful Army but not being a part of it,  but at the same time enjoying the benefits of the freedom provided by Service Members ready to lay down their lives for their country.

At that time, I had a serious desire to party down, dancing to the funky beats and hitting all Night Clubs.   I loved it and had so much fun.  The music overpowered me, and the Night Club scene was my life.  Playing the ladies was so much fun, but something happened when I started seeking God to have a relationship with his son Jesus.  I was sitting in my room one night with a bottle of E&J in my right hand.  My partners came to get me to go out, and I said to them, “Man! Isn’t there more than life than drinking (raising the bottle at the same time) and running these women and lying to them all the time”.  Well, when I said that, they thought I was crazy.  What I did not know at that time was God dealing with that desired relationship.  About a week later, I went to Church and gave my life to the LORD.  I was now Under God’s Command.  Still hanging out, but it started feeling different.

I was going to Church and Bible Study, but something was missing.  No one took me by hand to explain things to me.  I didn’t particularly like wearing ties and suits to Church, but everyone else did.  They talked about loving everyone, and I said, “what is up with that”!  Because I know there are people that I could not stand in the world.  Next, I am in Church telling God I love Him because that is what everyone else was doing, standing, and shouting I love you, Lord.  I knew something was missing because I could not get with the Church seen.  I was never a follower of anyone.  I always dressed differently, and I always went the other way in school.

One night in my room, I just flat out told God that I did not love him, I believe in you, but I do not love you, and I can’t go on lying or not telling the truth any longer.   I just knew God would strike me dead for not loving him, and it was at that time God placed in my heart to read the four gospels of Jesus Christ.  That is when the love affair began.  The level of excitement was so high after that.  I got so excited reading about Jesus that I called my Dad during readings, and, with excitement, I told him about the miracles, how tough Jesus was, and how the people wronged him.  My Dad listened intently to the stories I was telling him because the Church turned him off too, but now he was listening to the word through me.  After reading the Gospels of Jesus Christ, my Christian walk took off in a different direction.  God used me to bring my Mother to Christ, and she has been on fire ever since.  It is so important to know that word because what you don’t know can hurt you.  Seek God, and he will lead you right to him.

Now I know what this Scripture truly means 2 Chronicles 7:19 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

  1. You have some very good points that I am taking into consideration. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to more of your research on this.

  2. No brush off here, thats is some good stuff. We should research information, especially when its man opinion about things. So no problem here. This was some good stuff.

  3. Scott says:

    Beautiful story. A breath of fresh air considering the times. It seems like most churches today have lost their first love. Reminds me of John 21:15.

    When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”

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