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Awakened – SoS Saturday

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Beneath the apple tree I awakened you.

Song of Songs 8:5 NASB

It’s a good practice in our walk of faith to allow our hearts to go back and visit the place the Lord first awakened us.

Paul models this for us, and he recounts his testimony repeatedly in the book of Acts. I’m sure it came up in his ministry over and over. The Spirit would bring him back to the place on the road to Damascus where he saw the light—literally.

And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew dialect, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.' "And I said, 'Who are You, Lord?' And the Lord said, 'I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.” - Acts 26:14-15 NASB

Have you been back lately?

I remember the day.

I was out in my car—delivering the New York Times hours before dawn—listening to a cassette tape message called “The Rich Young Ruler.” The preacher—and later the man who discipled me, Kim Josesphson—showed me, in no uncertain—that I was the man.

I kept the commandments from my youth.

I had a good handle on religion, and it served me well.

I was a Sunday school teacher, youth leader, children’s ministry leader and sang in the choir. I did door to door evangelism and paid my tithe. I even gave to missions.

But I didn’t know Jesus, or the indwelling of His wonderful Spirit. I thought I had a relationship with God, but it was just religion, just me trying to earn my way to heaven.

I pulled to the side of the road; I stopped what I was doing; I gave my life to the Lord Jesus Christ.

And wonder of wonders—He accepted me—He was standing at the end of the drive with nail pierced hands out stretched to welcome me home. He gave me his own robe to wear. He put His ring on my finger. He killed the fatted calf.

I’m so glad He brings me back and reminds me of the day He awakened me.

What a wonderful Savior!

Where did He find you? It’s testimony time!

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See you again soon.



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4 thoughts on “Awakened – SoS Saturday

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  2. Diane Reid

    I grew up in church but it wasn't until I was 28 years old that I gave my life to Jesus. I should say threw my life at Him because I was so done with it! Mercifully, He came in and gave me reason to choose life. It is good to go back to that, to remember where I came from and who rescued me, thanks, Ben. I will write a review on Amazon, as I do love your book.


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