The day I called upon the name of the Lord, I fell to my knees grieving and mourning my pitiful life and the path of destruction I was on. You see I was a drug addict, living with a drug dealer boyfriend (who was very abusive: physically, mentally and emotionally.) He was constantly threatening me that the only way I would ever leave him would be in a casket. I knew the day that he severely beat me that he was serious. It was almost as if something clicked in my head that if he didn’t kill me, the life that I was living would. I remember him taking the keys to my car in order to make sure that I had no way to leave. I then fell to my knees and called on Jesus. I was crying so hard that it was hard to breathe. I could barely speak. All I could get out was, “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, save me!” I was so tired that I wasn’t sure if I even wanted (or had the strength to) live anymore. I had been hurt by this boyfriend and so many others in my life. I was ashamed at the way that I was living my life. I literally had no one to turn to! I had stolen from my family and had lost every true friend I had because of the drugs I was on. I was in the darkest place that I had ever been in my life.
A few days later I had a chance to get away and I took it. A few hours later I was pulled over by the police and I was taken into custody as there was a warrant for my arrest. Little did I know at the time that this was the answer to my prayers! The next morning, I was awakened by a cell mate, asking me if I wanted to go to “RU”. Not knowing what it was, I got up and went and was introduced to the faith-based addiction recovery program, Reformers Unanimous. I knew right then and there that God really did hear and answer my prayer that night! All that I could say was “Thank you Jesus!!” Jesus Christ, the RU program, the caring pastor who brought it to my jail, and the angels that work with Him saved my life!
Today, I am a new creation, the old has gone and the new has come! I urge everyone to call upon the name of the Lord. Everyone needs Jesus in their life. Without prayer, without calling on the name of the Lord, I truly believe that I would not be here and alive today. Galatians 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
If you are not saved, I urge you to get saved. Salvation itself is impossible until you humbly call upon the name of the Lord. Acts 2:21, “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” It makes no difference who you are or what you have done. Romans10:12-13, “For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Jesus died on the cross for you! If you are saved, I still urge you to call upon the name of the Lord! Experience the Christ that already lives in you! Jesus already knows what you need, and He is waiting on you to ask. (Matthew 7:7.) He wants you to cast all you cares on Him. (1Peter 5:7.) He wants you to humble yourself, grieve and mourn (James 4:9-10) because he cares for you. If calling on the name of Jesus has changed my life, just imagine what He can do for yours!
Note: This same victory found by this writer is available for you! Please visit our website at rurecovery.com/chapterlocator to find an RU near you and let the Truth make you free….finally!