I confess not, my sins unto priests,
I do not pray to saints for pardon,
I do not believe that my salvation is based on my own goodness towards humanity,
Or that because I say with my lips “I believe in God”, that I am saved.
I understand the price of my soul, came at the cost of the blood of the lamb.
“Let the redeemed of the LORD say so,
whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;”(Psalm 107:2)
I remember when I was 9, and I went down in His name…..in the name of Jesus.
The “mothers” of the church dressed all in white singing…..
“Take me to the water…………to be Baptized.”
My long white gown, and my swimming cap that my Grandmother helped me get into, as she was a “mother” of the church as well…..
I looked around and I was surrounded by Saints of God, praising and Worshipping the Lord.
My body was fully immersed in the blood of Jesus, and my sins washed away.
I remember when I was 15 ½…going to the alter with tears and puffy eyes.
I heard the Lord telling me, that it was time……
Time to receive the Holy Ghost.
As I lifted up Holy hands in His sanctuary, in adoration of Him,
Tears still flowing, my language began to change.
Stammering lips induced by “Hallelujah…Hallelujah….Hallelujah!”
Again, those humble “mothers” of the church, those prayer warrior “mothers”,
Those truth telling “mothers”, were by my side…….once more.
They took me to the prayer room, and finished what my Grandmother had started years ago…
Teaching me how to tarry for the Holy Ghost.
As I waited and prayed, the Holy Ghost fell down on me, and sealed my salvation.
I started speaking in other tongues, worshipping the Lord in His Holy language.
This is salvation!
I’ve been sarcastically told, that I need more of God.
No Kidding! Don’t we all.
I’ve been told I do not have Jesus in my life.
The devil is a liar!
I’ve been told that I am not a good person.
Neither was Paul….
Neither was David…..
But what made them so beloved of God,
Was that they wanted and loved God , profoundly.
I can be a self-proclaimed good person….my mother taught me well to,
But my goodness is sinful, is hurtful, can be unfaithful, un-loyal, is unloving at times…is worthless,
Which is why I need my Savior at all times, to cover my imperfections with His Glory.
You can tell me what you think I need………but I hope one day that you can understand what I already have!!
Acts 2:1-38 (Salvation)