Friday, October 9, 2009

I've Just Seen Jesus...

This song helped change my life well over 20 years ago. I was a busy mom of 3 and working as a real estate agent. A huge deal I'd worked on for over a year fell apart and so did I.... landed on the couch and literally cried for three days. Toward the very end of those three days, while watching a christian TV show, an evangelist pointed to the screen and said to me, "Jesus loves you, He really, really does!" Those words shot through me like a knife. I jumped up off that couch and landed on my knees asking God to change me, heal me and I asked Him to use me for His purpose.

In order for God to "use me", He had to help me get rid of the baggage I had been carrying around....anger, hurt, pain, shame. This song was hugely popular then. I'd pop it in the tape player and stop it right after Larnelle and Sandi sang "All I've ever done before won't matter anymore" and replay it....maybe 20 times each session until finally, finally the healing of my hurting soul began. .

Jesus loves you, He really, really does!

Psalm 62 5-6

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;

my hope comes from him.

He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress,

I will not be shaken


Renie Burghardt said...

It usually takes a crisis to finally make us realize where to turn for real help, and real healing. Jesus IS the answer.

I will pray for your friend.

Hugs and blessings, Maree!

Memaw Barbie said...

I'm going to be able to sing like Sandy Patti when I get to heaven!!!! I love her music. I had the first live tape she recorded "More Than Wonderful" I played it so much that I wore it out. I would love to find a CD of that. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed her music. Your posts are always so timely for me. Love the inspiration that you bring to me and the peace to my soul. Thank you for keeping on keeping on. What a good friend you are. blessings