It’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it…

Slide12222222It happened 59 years ago. It was a wonderful moment in my life. It set in motion what now is. It was the day I received the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

I can still remember it just like it was yesterday. The church my dad pastored in Denison, Texas was preparing for a tent revival meeting. The tent was erected and old slat benches were placed over the sawdust-covered ground. I was a nine-year old boy and the evangelist Daniel Vestal Jr. was just thirteen years of age. His father Daniel Vestal was a well-known Baptist evangelist and friends with my preacher dad. Out of their friendship my dad gave his young son the opportunity to preach his first revival.

It was a hot sultry summer night, and at the conclusion of his message when the young evangelist said, “would anyone like to receive the gift of eternal life given through Jesus Christ?” I quickly moved to the front where dad was standing and said, “I do.” With tears in his eyes we knelt together and prayed, and the great transaction took place. I simply believed and received and I entered into the life of God. And this was the beginning of what He had planned for my life. Even as a nine year old, I knew something wonderful had happened. I must admit during a few of my early teenage years I traveled some back roads that I should not have taken, but it didn’t take the one who now lived in me long to get me back on the right road.

I do enjoy from time to time calling to remembrance this time in my young life. Of course it is not the memory that keeps me going, but the life I received from God and my daily walk with Him

Fifty-nine years later I still believe, and I’m enjoying more everyday my relationship with God.

So… it’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it. And He is my life and I’m stickin’ with Him.

About Ron

Ron and Anne founded the first Christian Fellowship Church in Harlingen, Texas in 1982. Ron presently serves as its apostolic overseer. He travels nationally and internationally motivating and challenging people to be effective in their call and ministry to their local church, their community, and the marketplace.

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  1. ed smith says:

    Great story! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Donna says:

    Thank you for sharing

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