Nothing Compares

As I sit writing this morning, the sun is breaking through the clouds from the east in an explosion of warmth and light that makes me think of heaven.  These moments in life where we see just a tiny glimpse of what the eternal holds, they are so special.

Tears of joy, that's what's flooding my face right now.  Reflecting on the past few months and the sweet release God has brought me. 

Recently, several of our choir members prepared cardboard testimonies to use during our Christmas musical.  The stories just our group can share of God's amazing plan for each of us is yet another small glimpse of the greatness of our Lord.  My "testimony" is the final one.  It was meant to be a general summary of how nothing compares to life with Jesus.  Ironically, it accurately describes my journey as a Christian.

I was brought up in church and saved as a child.  I have no doubt the experience was real and I know with certainty I gave my heart to Jesus that night.  I've not wrestled with my salvation, but I sure have wrestled with giving complete control of my life to Christ.

In fact, I have wrestled, and wrestled.  Mrs. I Can Do It Myself has taken 39 years to figure out she's not going to win this battle alone.  I knew it wasn't alone, but my idea was to blaze a trail of where I wanted to be in life and ask Jesus to help me get there.

I had finally gotten to a place where I was miserable.  Not because of the circumstances of my life-I had everything I could ever want.  I was miserable because I was running from where I was supposed to be.  Finally, I surrendered to the call he placed on my life to let go and give Jesus complete control of my life.  Its not been easy.  I don't know what the next turn will bring, and I'm living my life one day at a time and looking each day for the direction and provision.

It has given me perfect peace.  All of a sudden all the days of going through the motions, seeking happiness and fulfillment and never finding them are over.  When I stopped running my way and ignoring the call he has been placing on my heart; when I turned around and ran into his arms and sank at his feet...nothing compares.

Jesus' gift of salvation is the greatest gift any of us could ever receive.  But Christians who live each day without having that "Daddy" relationship where you know he's holding your hand every step of the way are missing out.

I invite you to join Riverview Baptist for our Christmas Musical, Sunday, December 16 at 6 p.m. and see the greatness of God shared by our members. 

Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
6 Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.

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  1. Thank-you for sharing your journey with us!



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