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I remember the day clearly.
I was part of a group of middle schoolers who were attending a weekend spring retreat. We were at a Young Life camp in one of California’s beautiful redwood forests, not too far from where we lived.
It was April 19, 1975.
I don’t remember the leader of the group. I can’t even remember the fun activities. But I do remember that God met me there that weekend.
I knew who Jesus was. I knew He died on a cross and was raised from the dead. I didn’t realize, though, that He had done that for me.
The speaker challenged us to talk to God about what we had heard. It was the first time I truly spoke to God. I finally realized I was a sinner.
Sitting on a big rock out in the middle of of the forest, I surrendered my life to Jesus. I didn’t want to be in control. I wanted to be made clean and accept the gift of salvation He offered. I was reborn. It was glorious.
What a relief to not be in control. There are days when I wrestle to take that control back. Okay, it’s more like every day. But, love, joy, peace, patience – all of these are fruit of the Spirit now living within me.
Where would I be today if not for His grace?
Stephanie Reeves was on staff with Cru for 32 years in various roles at Cru’s magazine, Worldwide Challenge. She is a mom of three, a wife of one and currently one of Cru’s spousal affiliates as her husband continues to serve with the Jesus Film Project.
If you are reading this and for some reason you hate God, and you feel alone, know that He is constantly loving you. He will turn the situation around. Therefore, choose God as He chooses you.
It could be said that I grew up in the church, however, my heart was not entirely in it.
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