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Powerful Patience
How can you trust God more even as you wait on Him?

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The DOUG WHITE Born Again Christian Testimony: Part 2 of 3

Doug began to think about suicide more and more. Yet Doug had heard enough about what the Bible has to say about heaven and hell, and in being truly honest with himself, he did not consider himself so stupid as to believe he could not prove they did not exist.



And if heaven and hell DO exist, what assurance did he have that he would be granted heaven? Truly, he could not come up with enough reasons to convince himself that God would allow him to spend eternity in heaven.



Oh sure, he could use some worldly reasoning that he was not a terrible sinner like some people are, and take his chances that God would find him acceptable on the Judgment Day, but Doug knew the Bible in no way assures a person will get to heaven using human logic and reasoning. Doug knew where it clearly is stated by Jesus himself that one cannot enter into heaven without FIRST becoming truly born again.



Doug had to be honest with himself: He KNEW he was not born again. He may have prayed a prayer long ago to ask God to save him from his sins, and even acknowledge that Jesus had paid the penalty for his sins on the Cross, but Doug had a knowing that ALONE is not all that God expects from us. He KNEW that God wants us putting HIM first place in our lives, DAILY, not LAST, or somewhere in between.



Music and pot and his career was first in his life, not developing his personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and so he began to yield to the drawing of the Holy Spirit.



Doug is now one blessed Christian. He has come to fully understand there is nothing wrong with listening to music and pursuing a fulfilling career in the work place, but those need to be prioritized. Those need to all come AFTER putting God first in ones life DAILY.



Saying it another way: For those in heaven, there will be NOTHING but putting God first for all eternity, thus WHY should God be anything less in THIS life to those who

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