part 3 of 3 for howardgee
I still liked partying and did not want to stop, I was going to school on the old GI bill, staying at my parents house, working as a summer help pipe fitter making $14.40 an hour with no bills. I had pay checks in my desk draw that I didn’t bother cashing while living there, I was party with a couple of other brothers and friends every night, and I felt like my life was completely empty, I knew I was missing something.
I was playing D&D off and on too, and one night while I was laying down to sleep it sounded like the D&D die in the glass bowl I had by my bed started spinning around in the bowl, and I had the distinct feeling that something evil was in my room. I turned on the light the die were not moving and the sound had stopped. I was nervous and started praying, asking God to protect me. I went down stairs and started watching TV, Jim and Tammy (PTL) was on and I was feeling completely convicted. So my pattern from that time was go out partying and when everyone went to bed I’d watch Christian TV, and if I heard a sound of someone moving about I’d change the channel. I didn’t want anyone knowing I was interested in that religious stuff since no one in my family was a Christian.
I came across an add in the paper about someone saying if people were tired of talking to recordings and wanted to talk to a true live person about a true live God call, and they put in their home phone number. I thought interesting but didn’t do anything, until one night I thought I wanted to talk to someone and called PTL, and got a recording. I remembered that ad in the paper and told God that if it was still in there I’d call them. It was and I did, they invited me into home, I met them and their kids. I accepted God into my life and got Spirit filled then too with the signs that accompany that.
That was over 25 years ago, and I have been a Christian ever since. I quit doing drugs, not at first, because I enjoyed them to much, but I stopped enjoying them and ended up giving them up and telling the people I was partying with why. A couple of them got saved after that too, it was amazing.
You asked what got me here, as far as believing in God, here is the readers digest version.