Your three words, my little story: Eric’s words

Your three words, my little story
Eric’s words: depth, sinner and lost

I am going to use this in another category also. How ya like my hat?

When I read these words I immediately thought of, Psalms 130:1.

Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.

Don’t worry I’m not going to get all, Holier than thou on you. Most of you know that when I am given three words, I don’t write a story in the expected direction or genre.

In this case I’ll tell you what this particular scripture and the words mean to this SINNER.

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How ya like my hat? Jesus most certainly is my Boss

In the late eighties I was alone in my room kneeling on the shag carpeting, looking for little pieces of crack that might have fallen into the carpet fibers. As my gaze lifted up from the floor and into the mirror, I noticed this pale, frail, shell of a man and at that moment I saw the DEPTH of my depravity.

In that split second I knew some changes needed to be made. My head continued to rise toward the ceiling and I prayed with my eyes wide open, β€œLord please help relieve me of my addictions, drinking, drugging and smoking cigarettes.”

However, there was nothing I could possibly do at that time, since I was anchored and LOST in the grips of addiction. I found out years later, that was my turning point.

God doesn’t give us more than we can handle and He answered my prayers in a manner that He knew I could understand.

A few months later I was arrested for driving on revoke license for my umpteenth time. I was sent to jail for a year and I lived there for nine months, while my mom took care of my sons.

While in jail, I began going to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, church services and I had visits from my moms Pastor. During one of the Church Services the reading that day was Psalm 130:1 and that reminded me of the evening I asked God to help me. At that time I was four months dry in jail and I realized my prayers were answered.

I could go on and on with this topic, but I won’t bore you anymore. Not today anyway.

6 thoughts on “Your three words, my little story: Eric’s words

  1. Ok I had to look those scriptures up and read them. Makes sense now. I’ve never heard that term the Roman Road before. It must not be southern. πŸ™‚

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  2. The Roman Road can be as long or as short as you want, when I went out on visitation nights or knelt with someone at the pulpit, I would use four or five verses to lead someone to the lord.

    The Roman Road

    Romans 3:23
    Romans 3:10
    Romans 6:23
    Romans 5:8
    Romans 10:9,10

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  3. Thank you Gwyn. God has used me in ways I never thought possible. A month or two after that sermon, my mom’s Pastor walked me down the Roman’s Road. I was led to my Salvation on a Tuesday afternoon in April of 1990. Might have been in March.

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  4. Awesome testimony, Jim! I love it! As far as I’m concerned, you CAN go on and on because I won’t get bored. I really would like to hear more. The Bible says we’re made over comers through the blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony so you keep telling it. πŸ˜‰

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