“I will extol You, my God, O King,
and I will bless Your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless You,
and I will praise Your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
and His greatness is unsearchable.
One generation shall praise Your works to another,
and shall declare Your mighty acts.
I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty,
and on Your wondrous works.
Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts,
and I will declare Your greatness.”
Psalm 145:1-6 NKJV*
Before the foundations of the world, God knew me. He created me and led me down the path of life, eventually drawing me into His loving arms. This journey began with my birth in 1956, in a small rural hospital in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. My parents, married just over a year, made their home in the small village of Moyie Springs, about 10 miles northeast of Bonners Ferry, in the northern Panhandle Region of Idaho.
During my preschool years, God began drawing me down the path He had prepared for me. One day, a friend whose identity I don’t recall, took me to services at the small community church in Moyie Springs. During church someone gave me a little children’s Bible with a pink imitation-leather cover, gold-edged pages and a few pictures, including one of Jesus hanging on the cross at Calvary. As I remember, this was my first encounter with God’s Word, The Holy Bible. Yet somehow I knew this was a very special book. From that day on, babysitters and others read that Bible to me. As a result, I came to know the most precious gift of all–Jesus–who is revealed in its pages. The Bible is His story, and He alone has the power to change, heal, and save lives!
I discovered how awesome God is when He miraculously stopped me from ending my life. He revealed His unconditional love for me when I thought my life was hopeless, and worthless. Since that day God has transformed my broken heart and life, and made me a new creation in Christ Jesus. He brought me out of a life of depression and sin, and gave me a new life filled with forgiveness, joy, love, and peace. He also gave me many blessings and promised for the future.
As scripture says, “I waited patiently for the LORD, and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth–praise to our God: many shall see it, and fear, and will trust in the LORD. (Psalm 40:1-3 NKJV*)
I am alive today to testify that God has done this in my life! He has healed me from many wounds, and now He uses me to take the lessons He taught me, and share them with others. God uses me as His instrument to take the wonderful news of His forgiveness and grace to others. Only God can take a bad life and bring something good out of it. He is indeed an awesome God!
I pray that God will use my writing to draw others to Him, show them He loves them, and reveal Himself to them. I pray that they will let God transform their lives too!
The Christian writing I do, whatever form it takes, is my way of saying, “Thank You, awesome God, for saving me, transforming my heart and life, and giving me hope for the future. To God be the glory for all He is and does!
I’m presently working on a series of Bible Study Books and a Collection of Articles written by a former Christian brother who recently went home to be with Jesus. My first Bible Study called Behold Our Awesome God will be available in the next few weeks.
If you have any questions or comments about my writing, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I look forward to hearing from you.
* Unless otherwise noted: Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Radmacher, Earl D. (Editor) NKJV Study Bible, 2nd. Ed., (1997, 2007) Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, Inc., p. 957-58, 857-858.