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300 Days With God In My Life

I touched on this in my post earlier this evening and covered that whole day in my post Answering The Call, but today it is 300 incredibly fantastic days since I made that life changing phone call to Gareth and when both Gareth and Alex sat with me that very same evening, listening to the complete mess I had made of my life over the previous few years and watching as I broke down with the pain  that my reckless life had brought me at that point.

The days have been so varied since then, on the most part they have been great, but some of those very early days were so painful and testing, I know at I wanted to quit on those hard days, I considered taking another drink just to ease my pain, but I knew submitting to it would only be bringing about a temporary relief, I knew I would end up back in a world of pain away, so with the help of God and the fantastic friends he brought into my life, I made it through the darkness and the isolation and came out the other side.

But I have had some of the most fantastic days, obviously the day of my Baptism stands out, as not just a great day but a truly fantastic day, together with the birth of my two kids, it ranks up there as one of the three greatest days of my life so far, three births, two new born and one reborn.

Then 98 days ago I took the plunge and started this Blog, after a pretty slow start, mostly because I didn’t have a clue what I was doing, things picked up and I have found a group of diverse yet wonderful people, from the four corners of this wonderful world. Believe me, all of your encouragement, kind comments and praise have been received with the most sincere of thanks. Trust me when I say you are all as much an inspiration to me, as you say that I am to yourselves.

This walk with God has so far been simply the most amazing journey and I know that I have only scratched the surface, I know there is still a long way to go, I know there will be further fantastic days ahead, but I also know there will be some extremely testing days ahead, days when I want to give in again, days when I just want to runaway and hide and then there will be days when I want to stop the walk for good, those testing days will come I know it, but I know on those days I have to reach out to God more than ever for the strength to get through them, with God I can do it, with God I can get through anything, with God all things are possible.

So here’s to the next 300 days and all the fantastic things that they may bring, I hope you all stay with me for the journey.

Like a mighty fortress, He is our God
Like a mighty fortress, He is our God
When enemies surround us, rising like a flood
They break into pieces, swallowed in dust
(Mighty Fortress by Jesus Culture)