On January 20th, 2002 a good friend gave me a journal entitled “Life in the Word” to celebrate the beginning of my salvation. I bumped into that journal today and decided to share it with you in the hopes it will help you on your faith journey. Below is the first entry:
March 17, 2002 (I’m 22 at the time of this writing)
Today is the first day of my writing about God’s miracles and workings in my life. Well, the other day during Wednesday service, the pastor cast out demons and thoughts that were leading me to lust. Particularly those surrounding [an ex]. When I came home I took all the pictures, a gold box containing misc mementos and all my jewelry that came from him and threw them away.
That in itself is a miracle of God because I have kept them since 1997. I praise God for giving me the will power to rid my room of the evil that was corrupting me from living right by God. Today, I made a list of different things I needed to change. I’ll include that I should write in this book as often as God compels me to. I love God and pray that He will keep me walking the path he has set for me and help me to eliminate all the bad, negative influences in my life.
I have seen from my reading that God helps you along the path but it’s far too easy to get sucked into the wrong choices. May God always show me the right way through His wisdom and love. I will devote more time to thinking and being in the Lord, my Father, Jesus Christ. I adore you.