Came home from a bar one night depressed and at the lowest point of my life. I told myself as I sat on the end of my bed that if this was all life had to offer that it wasn't worth living. Thankfully at the point and time I was a little to stuck on myself to actually end my life, but the thought had entered my mind.
I saw the bible that my father had given me for graduation from college a few months earlier and wondered if the answer was in it. Opened up and started reading. Had a tremendous feeling of conviction come over me. Tears were falling from my eyes like someone had opened up a spicket. I fell and hit my knees and cried up to God that if he would change me right then I would serve His Son for the rest of my life And that is exactly what he did. It was just like he knelt down behind me wrapped a blanket around me and held me in His arms. It was a realy physical sensation and I guess GOD knew that is what I needed at the time because it was then that a peace that is still indiscribable to this day came over me.
I lept up from the floor like the entire world had been lifted off of my shoulders feeling like I was a new man. I had heard my brother speak of being born again so I thought this must be what just happened to me. I ran up to his room at 2:30 in the morning, shook him and declared loud enough to wake everyone in mile radius that I had been born again. He looked up at me still asleep and said "That's nice" and closed his eyes. Then they flung open, he jumped out of bed hugged me and lead me in prayer.
I've never looked back since. I was so changed by that spectacular night that I couln't pick my guitar up for nearly ten years and play anything other than hyms or just pick around with it. Anytime I tried to sing an old country song, I would be convicted and would just sit my guitar back down and feel miserable. Then while working with the Billy Graham Crusade Ministry I heard Paul Overstreet and my music life changed. I had never heard of Chr