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09/08/10 — "I have wanted to please God and took it to extremes many times…"
All my life I have wanted to please God and took it to extremes many times. I used to stand in front of my closet, wondering which dress God would want me to wear that day. The more I tried, the more frustrated, self-centered, and worried I got, knowing there was no way I would ever meet God’s requirements. I only seemed to mess up worse and worse as the years went by. So, this past year I couldn’t get away from depression, couldn’t get the work done I needed to do, absolutely had a one-track mind, and was hurt all the time inside. I prayed and cried for months and months and read my Bible and still was depressed and absolutely hopeless.
THEN I stumbled across your tape. I don’t have a television, so I had never heard of you before. I believe the tape was “The Nature of God.” I took it home and stuck it in my player. This teaching changed my life. Now I am listening to every teaching of yours I can get a hold of. I finally believe there is hope for me. I am forgetting myself and focusing on how to get this message to others in this area. Many do not have radio or television.
When I first started learning that we don’t have to live by the Law, I was so relieved I just wanted to sleep and sleep. I felt like I could melt into my chair. I was so relieved that there could be such good news. My love for God started to grow. Life is going to be better than it’s ever been for me.
I am learning that I please God, and so it doesn’t worry me so much that I may be looked down on by my former church and other churches in this area. Anyway, I am looking forward to seeing some of the people around here being freed like I am. Since the way I was taught didn’t give any victory, I’m going to give this way of looking at things a shot. I got to where I didn’t even want to read the Bible, because everywhere I read it said I didn’t measure up.
But this is better than Snickers candy bars. To think that God thinks I’m awesome, that he carries my picture in His wallet, that blows my mind. I want to pass hundreds of these CDs out. There are tons of people who sincerely want to please the Lord and don’t know how. They struggle every day just like I did.
Thank you, Andrew, for being so transparent and humble and obedient to the Lord. Thank you also for the free material you send out to people. Thank You, Jesus, most of all.