My Story – Sunday Thought For The Day
I have been a born again Christian for nearly 40 years and I have been an ordained minister for approximately 32 of those years. During that time I have been blessed to witness and experience the grace of God in many wondrous ways.
But of all the countless wondrous things I have witnessed God do in my life, there is nothing compared to what he did for me on a squalid August day nearly 40 years ago, when a totally broken man cried out to him in a simple six word prayer. (See: Romans 10:13 KJV)
I was that broken man. And when I got up from my half kneeling, half sitting position on the floor I knew that something had changed in my life. Something was different within me. A weight had been lifted from me that I couldn’t explain. I had gotten down beside my bed a broken, miserable, wicked person, but when I arose from the floor, I arose a forgiven man made whole by the blood of Christ. It would take me a few days to fully understand what had happened to me, i.e., that I had become a child of God and new creation in Christ.
Some years after that I allowed myself to fall prey to the wiles of the devil and I became disobedient to God. I had taken my eyes off the Lord and became ensnared in the wickedness of this world. That happened because although I was saved and serving the Lord at that time, I had foolishly allowed areas of my life to exist that were incubation chambers for spiritual cancer that metastasized at my most vulnerable moment.
But praise God, that the “Hound of heaven,” His Holy Spirit would not permit me to make peace with sin and ergo, I the prodigal son, confessed and repented of that evil which I had allowed to exist in my heart.
As I have said many times, I am a testimony to the grace, love, and forgiveness of my God. I bath in the warmth and security of forgiveness that can only be had through Christ Jesus.
That said, I am not an anomaly nor am I the exception. I am the example of what God will do for everyone and anyone who calls on Him. Confession and repentance are the only things I brought before God through Jesus Christ.
There is nothing that compares to the forgiveness of my sins and the assuredness of my salvation. I encourage everyone who doesn’t know Christ as their Savior to receive Him while there is yet time.
READ: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 (KJV)
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here