Friday, April 24, 2009

After 10 Years, I got to meet him again

gods gloryIt’s been 10 years since I asked Christ to be my Lord and Savior.  Until that point I thought that I was in control of my life and lived just for myself.  I’d love to say that I’m the perfect Christian, but feel that I have a long way to go to be pleasing to God.  I’m definitely a work in progress.

This coming up Father’s Day will be 10 years since I’ve been saved at Grace Outreach Center in Plano, TX.  There were many people that laid seeds on my heart toward my eventual conversion, but there was one person that led me through that prayer of salvation. 

As many of you know, I have the great responsibility of implementing Fellowship One at churches locally and nationwide.  Fellowship One is a Church Management Software used to care for people in a church.  Recently, I was assigned to a church in Carrollton, TX which is not too far from where I live in Frisco.  The project has been going well and I’ve met a lot of great people there.

At one of my recent meetings where I train the church staff, there was a man that looked familiar.  After the 2 hour long training session he came up to me and said that I looked familiar as well.  Of course, we went through the normal sharing of where we might know each other.  We settled on that it might be Grace Outreach Center as he went there several years ago.

On the way to my office after the training, I kept thinking about this man and the familiarity of his face.  It finally came to me that this was the man that prayed with me as I accepted Christ in my life.  At that moment chills ran up and down my spine.  I was overcome with a flood of emotions and memories about that season of my life.  I couldn’t believe that after 10 years, God had our paths cross again. 

I wasn’t sure how to contact this person.  Of course, God already had that orchestrated.  I was again at the church yesterday and saw him.  I stopped him in the hall and shared with him how we met and the huge impact that he had on my life.  I thanked him for obeying God and volunteering/serving on that pivotal Sunday morning.  He was appreciative and touched by the connection.

The thing is - this was the person that I needed at that time to help me have the faith to believe.  He had the right words and the God given answers to my questions.

This blessing by God to reconnect with this person has placed a huge smile on my face that has overshadowed all of the things that have been stressing me out.

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By the way, only a couple of more days until I run in the Half Marathon in Oklahoma City.  I cannot wait to get away and have some fun!

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