John L. Sare's Profile Location: , C28 Supporter since: 8/19/2011
When I was first born I had a disorder in my intestines that was going to kill me if it wasnt taken care of immediately. I was in the hospital for the entire first year of my life. I had 8 surgeries. That was the first time the Lord saved my life. Then when I was 4 years old my dad walked out on me, my sister, and my mom. He said that I, not everyone, just me, was dead to him. I didnt care though, he was an abusive drug addict. He left me with physical scars and emotional scars. If my mom and him hadnt divorced I probably would be dead today. Second time Jesus saved my life that I know of . Then the rest of my life was pretty much peaceful. I stayed in one home for eight years with my mom and my adoptive father and then we moved away. I had been a believer my whole life, but I dont think I really had true faith. Then a few years ago I felt like life was hopeless. Everything was falling apart at once, and it was so overwhelming. I moved away from my childhood home, I lost all my friends, and was caught up in several sins, just absolutely nothing was going right. I started cutting myself, and I tried to OD on prescription drugs. Needless to say I tried to commit suicide one day, and while I was waiting for nearly half a bottle of concerta to kick in and take me away, my alarm clock started beeping at me. Then my radio turned on to K-Love and Mighty To Save was playing. I started singing along and I realized what I was doing. I was trying to kill myself over what? A hard time? How ridiculous! I thought about my family who I knew cared about me. I thought about my friends who would miss me... I thought about all the negativity of this decision, and I thought it was too late to undo. I was beginning to feel drowzy and groggy when the part of the song came where there is no music and it just says "My god is mighty to save, He is mighty to save!" And I started crying out to Jesus " Lord, I know I have been doing wrong in your name! I know I have been constantly sinning! Lord please help me I dont want to die! " and then I fell asleep. I woke up three hours later feeling better than brand new. I was thankful for just being alive. I thought that was going to be the end, but my God is mighty to save! Even on the brink of no return, He brought me back. Now here I am, seventeen years old and always going hard for the Lord. Since that day three or 4 years ago, my life has been getting consistently better. My walk with Christ has been difficult, but I am beginning to understand that His ways are better than mine. Not until december of last year did I truly have a breakthrough with Christ. All the peices of my life began falling into place. I got a girlfriend in January, me and the Lord really got to talking and I have been reading my bible alot more than I used to, and I have an honest true faith. You see, Jesus and all of His glory was something I was ashamed of for a very long time, even after all those times that I knew about Him saving my life. I was still afraid to share His name! But then He set a new fire into my heart and I dont care how people think of me : My backpack for school has all sorts of bible verses on it and I wrote in gigantic letters on the front "I was saved to live, so I will live to serve" The Lord made a very good point to me the other day, He asked me how can I praise Him with the same mouth I curse others with? How can the hands that lift Him high tear others down? I realized that I have to honestly stop with all the hate that is in my life. God is love, and we are made in His image. Just all sorts of things came together at once, and I realized what my purpose is here in this world. I realized that I am not here for me. He didnt let me kill myself that day because He had a plan for me. I am called to be an unashamed soldier for Him. I refuse to conform with this world anymore. I dont want to die and go to hell because all these people lead me wrong, I want to live for the Lord with all I got. I am a rebel and Im not afraid to say. I am the founder/owner of a fairly popular facebook page called I was saved to live, so I will live to serve. You can find it at www.facebook.com/SavedToLive Also add me as a facebook friend! www.facebook.com/jesussaves
My favorite scripture is Romans 6:18. It goes like this: We have been set free from sin and become slaves to righteousness. This is my favorite verse in the bible because a big structure of my life is that I was saved to live, so I will live to serve, and this verse means exactly that to me. It says we have been set free from sin sin ultimately leads to death, therefore saved to live and become slaves slaves serve their masters to righteousness Jesus is righteousness! That is why Romans 6:18 is my favorite bible verse.
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daniel@seekGodnow.orghey howre you? i saw your facebook page and i think thats pretty neat what youre doing. i was wondering, are you part of any denomination? do you go to church? i think you should submit your neat stories to my website www.thankourFather.org, which is a small little website for submitting/sharing stories about what God does in your life, through you or for you, and i think already in your bio you have some pretty good stories to tell!
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Jordan DeanYour profile picture is great. I loved the show Heroes and came to comment about that but when I looked closer I saw how it says Jesus and "He" instead of "We" and the cross light is also very symbolic. Great pic.PS: So upset they cancelled the show on a cliffhanger!
I moved away from my girlfriend and my best friend in February.... since then I have been very homesick. My girlfriend and I have been dating for seven months today and I met Trey in December of last year, but life is hard without them. Even though we were only around each other for a few months, I really miss them. I feel kinda lost now... I know Jesus is always there for me, but no one else gets me. They both are christians, and we do stay in contact, but its rough not being able to be with them. I love them both and I pray for wisdom so that I go down the right path with them. In the mighty name of Jesus, amen.
My family is in a tight spot right now and either myself or my mother need to get a job to have an income that supports the six people in our family. The only problem with me getting a job is I am a junior in high school and school is going to start in 4 days. Please pray that our money problems get worked out in the name of Jesus. Amen
Please pray for my girlfriend and myself. I honestly feel like she is the one for me, and she has told me a thousand times that I am the one for her, but I want guidance from the Lord so I do not jump into something Im not prepared for.
My girlfriend and I have been together for 7 months today, but for 5 and a half months of that time, I have been an hour away from her. We both love each other dearly, and I never want to leave her, but it gets hard to be away from her for so long. I know God led me to her or her to me... either way we found each other and I need her in my life. We have been tested by family and friends ( everybody told us to break up after I moved away ) and we have been tried ( but we held on strong even though it gets hard ), and I refuse to give up on our relationship. I am creating this topic for all of us who feel this way. Jesus blessed me with her and I know that she is something special. I plan on marrying this amazing woman of God some day, but for now I will sit and see what the Lord does for us.
For those of you that havent seen my previous forum, regarding this topic, let me catch you up. I came up with the idea to have the faithful members of c28 and (most importantly) GOD, have a mission trip to do together, as one body!! :)This idea is in the works, and we would like c28 to be involved as well, a fellow c28 member, Cody, and I are working together to make this idea possible for a month in the Summer of 2011, currently, we have discussed the possibilities of remaining nation-wide, for the simple fact that we want to use the money that were using for the mission trip (that we, ourselves have to fundraise) in the absolute smartest way possible. So, please, if you would like to be apart of this (hopefully) soon to be new c28 tradition, please reply to this forum, with the state you currently reside in, as well as work projects that you are interested in. This is a GROUP thing, I just want to try my best to work with everyones preferences, so please, COMMENT! Thanks everyone!! :)