Last week at Positive Woman Connection, I asked our members to consider contributing a devotional for our blog in order to encourage one another. Several of you have submitted devotionals. Here is our first submission by my friend, Lola Moret. I like her style of writing about before, during and after she came to know Christ. She calls it BDA. Here’s what she wrote.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:The old has gone, the new is here!” II Corinthians 5:17
When I was a toddler we did not go to church but my mother would talk to me about God. I did not like Him. She would wag her finger in my face and growl, “God will punish you”. My brother and I were too familiar with being punished. God was just another authority figure whose job it was to hurt me. Look at what he arranged for his own son. During this time I kept a big list of promises to my future children in my heart. God certainly was not in the promises.
Eventually, some truths started to penetrate my stubborn head such as: God is good and the sacrifice of Jesus was for my salvation, not some cruel murder planned by an evil father. Even though I misunderstood and avoided God for years, He welcomed me back with the same love that He would have given me if I never strayed.
Lola Moret has lived in Dallas on and off for 20 years and is the mother of three grown sons. She is joyfully following the Lord’s will for her life and co-leads a Bible Study at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship. She is also an ecology artist at heart and enjoys creating a wide variety of items from repurposed materials.