In the summer of 1970, I had a near-death experience. I was almost a victim of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning; but, thank God, I was discovered in time. The only memory I have of that event was coming to consciousness in a hospital and trying to get up but a huge nurse held me down and told me I had to wait because I would be dizzy.
It reminds me of the day my life was changed. A couple weeks after my experience, I decided to finish the job and put to death the old me. I gave my life to Christ, and the focus of my life changed.
Once I became His, I could never be the way I was before. Oh no!
Now it is not I, but it is Christ living in me.
My focus changed that day; but it took time, and is still taking time, to become more like Christ and less like me. He uses life experiences and the people I come in contact with to rub off the old Jerri and make the new Jerralea. I'm a work in progress, but I can truly say, I'm changed because of You, because now I live by faith.
This post was written in response to Writer's Workshop prompt 2. Take a line from a song you love and turn it into the title of your next blog post. Let the content follow. My favorite song is "I'm Changed," by Travis Cottrell, and you know me, I can't resist sharing a YouTube song!
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