Coming to Jesus in a parking lot

So I came home, leaving a good paying job to do so.  After about 10 months without work, the bills were beginning to pile up.  I needed some quick money and the only thing I knew how to do was to sell drugs.  I made the decision to go back to the only life I knew.  On my way to Suffolk to start selling drugs again, I turned down the wrong road and something drew me into a church parking lot, where I intended to just turn around.  It ended up being the right road, and my life did turn around, it changed forever that day.

            “Something had driven me to go this direction and I actually stopped in a parking space.  I just sat there and turned the truck off and started having a conversation with God right there.  I thought I was going crazy.  I did not understand at first what was going on, but I knew it was Him.  I had never heard from Him like this before.  That is when I said, ‘God, if you are real then kill me or change me.’  He answered my prayers and did both.  Instantly He killed the old Anthony and changed me forever.” 

            “While I was out there in the parking lot, a lady had come out to see what I was doing, asked me if I was okay, as I said ‘yeah, I think so’.  She worked in the office of the church, making the comment to someone else in the church that there was a crazy guy out in the parking lot who looks like he just came from a motorcycle gang.  Then the youth pastor came out andI began to talk to him, and ended up going inside the church with him.  We sat in the youth room and talked for a few hours in there and he invited me to come back to church that night.  I came back that night to the service sat in the back row and gave my life to Christ. 

That is when I actually prayed the sinners’ prayer.  The youth pastor resigned that next day.  It was orchestrated from God to happen, otherwise I probably would not have been saved if I had come there any later.

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6 thoughts on “Coming to Jesus in a parking lot

  1. I love it when we are compelled by “Something.” Isn’t God good? Like, all the time!

    • elliottverve says:

      He is the most awesome and is more than kind to me, God has given me a new life and it just keeps getting better. I am living in conviction right now for not giving Him more of my (non-existent) spare time. I prayed for more time with Him actually this morning.

  2. Hal-le-lu-jah!!
    Thankfull God is always in hot pursuit of us! Better to be chased by Him than any other!

    • elliottverve says:

      Amazing when He dotes on us as He does. Using us to be His hands and feet is the most awesome, especially when we don’t try, but we are ready to be at a moments notice. He is the Love and peace that has rooted himself in my heart. Blessings and thanks for reading. Stop by and check on the book if you have the chance, Miracle at the Garage.

  3. nickyab says:

    Praise the Lord! Your testimony is powerful and a blessing for all. 🙂

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