30 years ago today, when I was 7 years old, I fell under Holy Ghost conviction and surrendered my life to Christ, and He gloriously saved my soul! I can't thank Him enough for the blessing of being raised in a Christian home and being saved at a young age. When I look at the broken and shattered lives of the girls that come into the Pregnancy Care Center, or when I see my classmates on Facebook (most of whom are on their 2nd, 3rd, 4th spouses), I feel no self-righteous pride whatsoever. I just feel overwhelming gratitude for the grace of God. I actually struggled with guilt for many years....Why me? Why was I born to Christian parents in the United States of America and not to radical Muslims in some remote country? I know, according to Scripture, that the Lord God Almighty can and will save ANYONE who looks up and calls to Him for help, but clearly my chances of finding the true gospel were greater than most of the world's.
Thank you, Lord.
And yet, I know that....
"But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more." Luke 12:48
considering my blessed status, I will also be held accountable for what I did with this privilege.
And so, on this special Spiritual Birthday, my prayer is twofold. First, I'm asking my Savior to help me make better use of my remaining time on this earth, to keep my attention on things of eternal value. Secondly, I am thanking him for all the things on which I missed out!
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