I started typing my Sunday sermon notes and stopped after two paragraphs. That’s not what this is supposed to be about. This is supposed to be a testimony blog.
Earlier tonight I posted several songs on my Facebook page that were all about being grateful to God for His many blessings and all He’s brought me through.  I listened myself into a spirit of gratitude and posted the same songs on Twitter. Hopefully, someone else will listen and think about God’s goodness. I have to praise Him because He’s been a mighty great God. That was one of the songs: How Great Is Our God.

I remember a time when I used to hang out regularly at a bar called ‘Siblings’. It was like that show called “Cheers.’ You wanted to go where everybody knew your name. Some people knew my name but the regulars recognized my face, for sure. I would practically close the place down and be one of the last ones out after a night of drinking hard liquor and beer too. Rather than make a list of everything I drank, let’s just say I drank everything except gin. I was a mixer and had many a headache and hangover the next day. It was pitiful. I drank because I was depressed and I was depressed because I was drinking.
Sometimes I drank to get drunk and then couldn’t remember too much the next day. Blackouts are real. How many times have I had to ask someone: What did I do? What did I say? How did I act? How did I get home? Again, pitiful.

Back then I would stay in a bar for hours and close them out. That was my odd social life when I didn’t stop to get my own booze to take home. I thank God after so much drinking for 20+ years my liver is still intact.  That was a long time ago. Now, I enjoy being in church and staying there long after service is over. I can’t get enough of having a relationship with God rather than the routine of religion. What a big difference! Thank You Lord for leading me to a new place in You!

In the past, I had all kinds of relationships with all kinds of things and all kinds of people. BUT GOD! I don’t look like what I’ve been through. Hallelujah!


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