The following Sunday I met Bruce and his wife and two children at Green Acres Baptist Church. Brother Steve Scoggins was the pastor. Brother Steve preached from Romans Chapter 1. I was amazed. I had never heard Truth before. Monday night Brother Steve made a visit to my house. He asked me if I died that night would I go to Heaven. My immediate response was yes. He asked me how I knew? I responded that I had been a good person and that I had kept the Ten Commandments. He looked at me with kindness and Grace and said the Bible states in Ephesians 2:8-9, “For my Grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man boast.” I spent many a restless night thinking about what Brother Steve had said. I continued going to church.
About three months later on Wednesday night in March, 1989, I was at a revival service. There was a preacher there from Texas, with cowboy boots and a cowboy hat. He preached about sin and hell. For the first time in my life, I realized I was a sinner condemned to hell. I cried out to Jesus and ask him to save me. I immediately felt a burden lifted from me. I had been set free from the bondage of guilt and sin. I realized Jesus had died for me. I realized I was loved unconditionally. I ran down to the front of the church, tears pouring from my face. The first person I saw was Brother Steve. He grabbed me and hugged me. I will never forget his words and kind smile. He said Paige, I have been praying for you to be saved. I was so full of joy I couldn’t stop crying. I now knew Jesus as my savior. Jesus saved my life that night. March 1989, Jesus gave me a new life. Jesus gave me a love for God, a love for His word and a love for His church. He replaced my sinfulness with HIS righteousness. Jesus gave me a purpose for living: THE GLORY of God. I now have a Godly husband and three Godly children. I will close with this verse…. 1 Corinthians 1:18 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. Hallelujah
All to Him I Owe