Allen's Story

 

Hi, my name is Allen Melcher, this is how I came to know & trust Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. 

            I was 44 years old at the time.  I believed John 3:16, that there was a God and He died for me & I was good to go.  I had not repented there was no change in my life.  I thought I was a good person and on my way to heaven when I died.  I was doing life my way- self on the throne, chasing the world, wanting the money to be a big shot in the world’s eyes.  I had rental properties, was farming, & had a 40 hour a week job. My net worth was growing each year but I was burning myself out.  I was greedy and wanted just a little more and I wasn’t content.

            Then in 2000 a Christian co-worker gave me a Bible.  He was praying for me which I didn’t know.  I started thumbing through that Bible and read Mathew 22:36-38.  The greatest commandment Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and strength.  I believed there was a God but He was last place in my life.  A dagger went through my soul.  I then read Mathew 6:24.  You can’t serve God & money.

The fear of God came over me; I was scared, if the Bible I was reading was true.  I was headed straight to hell.  I never told anyone I was praying, but every morning I would cry out to God and say to Him “If this book is true and you’re real, you’ve got to change me because I don’t get it.”

On September 17, 2003 God answered those prayers at a Promise Keeper men’s  conference.  He revealed Himself to me by moving in and taking over my life.  John 3:3.  I had been born-again.  It was my eternal birthday!!

It was then the Bible came alive to me.  God talks to me through it.  God is #1 in my life.  He convicts me when needed.  He encourages me when needed.  He is so faithful.  He empowers me to serve Him.  It’s the most exciting thing that’s ever happened to me.  The true God of the universe loves me and wants to use me to help build His kingdom.

            Jesus Christ is alive & well worthy of all praise, glory, & honor!

            If you do not know Jesus Christ personally just sincerely ask Him to reveal Himself to you and He will (Jeremiah 29:13).      

-Allen Melcher