When I first came to the Lord, I said "OK, Lord"
and I meant it. By His grace, through all my life, I have
continued to say, OK, Lord.
My salvation experience was quite dramatic. At age 15, I
was steeped in sin, as my parents were not saved and I had
never been exposed to the Gospel. Many times, I would come
home after a night of pleasure, lay my head on the pillow
and say, "is this all there is to life?"
One day, I was doing the chores alone on my father's farm
in Canada. I had just finished and was leaning on a hayfork,
when I suddenly became God-conscious. The sun had set and
the stars were brightly shining as beautiful white clouds
floated by. I thought within myself, "what a beautiful
night to be alive."
Suddenly, I became aware of the fact that God had made all
these things, and there came within me a deep longing to know
God. Then three questions appeared in my mind. The first was,
"When I die some day, will all be over?" I looked
at my dog, Mickey, and thought, "I will not die like
him, there must be something more, a hereafter." Then
I thought, "If this is so, am I ready for this time?"
Within myself, I knew that I was not.
The second question was, "I wonder if the Bible that
rests on the shelf above the kitchen door is the road map
from earth to heaven?" It seemed that a hand was placed
on my heart, and suddenly, I knew that it was.
The third question came as I looked up into that beautiful
sky. I felt that the Lord was listening and I asked, "God,
can a sinner like me know you, and be ready for heaven?"
Then it was God's turn to speak: I heard Him say audibly by
the hearing of my ear, "Son, give me your heart."
I was hearing the most loving voice I have ever heard.
I replied back, "OK, Lord." The moment I said this,
I felt as though a ton of weight lifted from my shoulders.
I felt so light on my feet that I dropped the hayfork and
ran around the yard as fast as I could go.
I felt the call to ministry as soon as I was saved, and I
had an urge to tell others. So I began to speak to my brothers
and sisters, then to my father and mother. They were deeply
impressed by the change that had taken place in my life, and
within two years they were all saved. From that time, the
Lord has used me in ministry around the world.
I prayerfully trust that my saying "OK" to God
will put an OK in your heart to go all the way with Him.
"Only one life, it soon will pass. Only what's
done for Jesus will last.