My life when I have a big name among men and I am well known as a Screenwriter and a co- director and preacher of the Gospel will make a very good story in film. Let’s have a glimpse at a few scenes of my life so far and set up the first fifteen minutes of my life’s story in film.
I was one day home from the hospital as a new born baby and my older brother seeing all the attention being taken away from him asked my mother. “Where did you get him?”
My Mother answered. “I got him at the hospital where he came out of mommy’s belly.”
My older brother answered quite quickly, “Take him back. I don’t want him.”
There were the words spoken the mystical christ by a child of 18 months of age where he began to beat me senseless for 8 years until the Christian faith came and visited his life and he stopped being an out of control little monster that my mother was ashamed of.
Skip to age fourteen and see me in a church where a man preached on the life of Abraham the Father of the Muslims though his son Ishmael, the father of the Jews through his son Isaac, and the father of the Christian faith from a descendant of his half human, half God born of a virgin, Jesus Christ
Abraham’s claim to fame was it was said of him that he was a FRIEND of GOD
Well that sermon was very inspiring to a fourteen year old who spoke to Jesus back and forth in his head since he was 8 years of age, but didn’t have a clue about hearing from his Father God, much less had ever considered a mortal man could ever have written on his tombstone “Here lays a friend of God.”
I went home to my bedroom and I prayed to Jesus and said, “If that’s one thing I want out of life to have it is that, I want people to know I am a personal friend of your Fathers.”
Kids are simple things, so innocent so pure. Sometimes getting very close to God requires a lot of work and sometimes a lot of suffering. I had no idea what my request would require of me, I simply wanted the tombstone plaque and I wasn’t messing around!! lol
Around the same time I heard my preacher preach a sermon that said that King David was said to be a “Man after God’s own heart.” It was explained that God chose him out of hundreds of thousands of virile men, from a poor family and he was simply a shepherd who looked after sheep, but out of all the Jewish people at the time he was the one man who wanted his life to make God happy all the time.
So like the little faith filled boy I was I went home and prayed that I would one day have a heart like David that had no other interests then to make God happy with all I do. Little did I know that this would have me have to turn my back on EVERYTHING the world finds desirable in this life and have some of my most precious people in my life taken away from me since.
Then also we had this guy come and share his story of his life as a person before he met Jesus in a faith encounter and began his journey into knowing God, and then he shared some stuff that he had learned and shared some stuff he knew of Jesus personally.