Whats up Rob, how are you doing? well I am doing really good. I just wanted to tell you that you are a true soldier for Christ. I just returned home to God after a really long backslide. Here is my testimony....
I grew up in the church and I was on fire for God at the age of 8. Then my dad who had diabetes (who is now with the father in heaven) got a tumor in his foot. Well he prayed about it and decided to cut above the infection. Well I being a believer started to pray for my dad and believing that he will be healed. Instead of getting healed he got worse and I kept praying. Instead of getting better he got worse and i started to loose faith...
Then I met the wrong people and I started to backslide. I didnt care about myself or anybody. I dropped out of church and everytime conversations turned to God I either rejected it or walked away. Ssometimes i did try to go back to God but when I got home I basically went right back to my old ways.
At the age of 17 I went to job corps and met some good people (who later came to Christ) but at that time these people introduced me to drugs. I became addicted to weed laced with cocaine.
After 3 years in job corps i graduated and started living my life which included the drugs. In 2001 my dad and both my grandmothers went to be with Christ and I really took it hard. I tried to commit suicide twice and i was extremely depressed.
I got married in december of 2001 had a good job and everything was going good (so i thought) until i lost my job. Then I started being on the computer all day long getting into some stuff that I shouldnt have gotten into. Then in 2002 the FBI raided my house.
2003 rolls around and I get sentenced to 46 month in federal prison. I then immediately turn to God asking him for an early release lol. That never happened but I learned alot of things and I found out that I had some hidden talents (acting).
June 29, 2006 I get released and I start blaming God for not hooking me up with a job lol...
July 6 2007 I went back to prison because I couldnt get a job but here is the kicker - God released me early. I got released from prison for the last time in October 9 2007. But as soon as I got home my friend came with a joint and I went back to my old lifestyle.
Roughly about 3 weeks ago, me and my wife (yes she stayed with me thru everything) didnt have the money to pay the electric so I started blaming God yet again. Well i was talking crap about God (like i always did) saying how I want to confront one of his "underlings" (yes i did use that word) so my wife basically dared me. So I called my friend and told him that I want to go to church with one condition ... that I speak with the pastor.
Well I went to church with a bad attitude and had a nice talk with the pastor who bluntly told me that I need to stop blaming God. The next week I got baptized and rededicated my life to Christ. The only thing is I still need alot of work done in my life (cursing, lusting, depression etc).
By the way, I have not touched drugs in over 3 weeks now. God has blessed me so much in my life and I didnt even see it or realize it. I am getting ready to start my own business. I go to church weekly and everytime I come out with a smile on my face. Now all I can say is that God is wonderful!
Thank you for your time in reading this and I appreciate everything that you are doing for the Lord. Keep up the good work soldier!!!!!
IN GOD WE TRUST!!!!!