Blessings everyone, I have been listening to Ravi for decades am excited about this website! My story can be read from the link below, called, “Lost At Sea.” I was a real rebel as I tried to get away from Christian influence, running from God like Jonah. I was raised in Michigan …running from God all the years, till my final attempt at escaping the “Hound of Heaven” running from Miami to Nova Scotia aboard a pleasure yacht, as a decadent deckhand for 100 days in the summer and fall of 1971. God brought me back home to some old-fashioned Gospel meetings, having heard it all before, but heard it again for the first time…the life-giving words “It is finished” paid in full…coming to the end of myself and at the edge of suicide, finally resting in those wondrous words.
Hello @psarlo. It’s encouraging to read your story. I’m excited also in how we as a community can help each other grow in Christ. Welcome to Connect!
Thank you sir, Love listening and sharing RAVI from his app and youtube! Blessings, phil
How encouraging! It is amazing how the plain and Spirit-filled preaching of God’s word converts!
As C.S. Lewis once put it,
But I wish to say most emphatically that where a speaker has that gift, the direct evangelical appeal of the ‘Come to Jesus’ type can be as overwhelming today as it was a hundred years ago. I have seen it done, preluded by a religious film and accompanied by hymn singing, and with very remarkable effect. I cannot do it: but those who can ought to do it with all their might.
I’m grateful that you found your way home - to your family, and to Christ.
I trust we’ll grow together in faith here - do spur us on to love and good deeds!
Yes, I was raised around “Plymouth Brethren” and they still present the Gospel the same way, minus the “religious film.” ha. Thanks for your nice note. in Him, phil
Welcome to RZIM Connect. It’s great to have you here. I hope you’ll find this to be an encouraging place to discuss the things of God.
Hi Phil! Welcome to the community!