Posted by: theNuetzels | April 11, 2006

Double Digits

I once remember reading about a boy who was turning ten years old. His mom told him that this was a very special birthday. It is not every year you get to add a whole decimal position to your age. The first is 1 year, then you wait 9 years to get to 2 digits, and then you have to wait 90 years until you get to have that third digit. Well as I am remembering, I made the decision to be a Christian in my 7th grade year at Southport Middle School. That was about a week before Easter. I had told myself that I ought to wait until Easter and then it’d be REALLY special. But thankfully the Spirit reminded my young mind that I could die before then. So at 13 years old, a week before Easter I went into talk to Mr. Miller who I knew from Campus Life. I told him what was up and then we prayed and I accepted Jesus into my heart.

(although these days I don’t exactly know what to think about it.. Did I accept him… or did he accept me… or was it just the first step on my own will to follow God’s will… was I really saved… did I/do I still have salvation that has to be worked out…)

Regardless of whether salvation is a moment, or if its lifelong, that was the start of me actually thinking of myself as a Christian. I have screwed up much in the following ten years but its been good. I can’t really describe it. Of all the stuff that has happened from 13 to 23, it’s hard to say, other than God’s been good. Wow, I love being reminded of why I have so much to be thankful for. Thanks Mr. Miller. Thanks all of you people sowing seed and more seed before and since Mr. Miller. Thanks Jesus. Peace out Homies.

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  1. Andy, I finally made it here. It’s really cool! I like your thoughts! I hope you’re having an awesome day today! Much love and God bless!


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