I used to ask myself this question how do you find real happiness day after day after day. It just seemed to be so elusive and as I looked around at other people who seemed to be so happy I just wondered why I was so different or was I?
I did not enjoy the drudgery of going to a job that I didnt particularly like but when I began to work for myself I thought that that would change I did enjoy what I was doing and although I had some happy times there was still something missing.
I read a lot of books and decided that if I earned lots more money then that would make the difference and then I would be truly happy and would then have a peace and contentment in my life well I did earn more one year but that didnt find me the happiness I yearned for. It must have been that I hadnt earned enough and this went on and on until I eventually realised that no matter what I earned it just didnt give me these real feelings of happiness and contentment not permanently anyway because of course there were the temporary highs when I was able to go cruising around the Caribbean.
I had a lovely family and yes of course I enjoyed life but as before there really was something missing it was like there was a vast hole in my life and I just didnt know how and where I was going to find what I was looking for.
We all have out highs and lows in life and I think the time has to be right for that miraculous event to take place and boy that sure happened to me it was like a bolt out of the blue and totally unexpected I had found my maker, the Lord God when I just had not been looking for him at all rather HE found me.
I just had to write my experiences down because Ive just never felt so happy and at peace in my entire life of course I get some bad days, dont we all but they are so rare its incredible this record of my experiences were read by others who said that I should turn them into a book because of what it might do for others well Ive done just that and some of the feedback Ive had has made me cry tears of joy I just bless the day that Jesus came into my life.
A recent testimonial, exerts of which are included below, show just why I want this book to reach and touch people who are looking for what Ive found.
I LAVISHED your book. My life was in shambles; my wife had divorced me and tonight I was in such a state of despair that I had rung my Mother to tell her that suicide was my only option – after reading your book I have a peace about me that I have not had since I was 19 and I’m 56 now. Thank you thank you for allowing God to speak through you to me – I now feel a complete relief from all the pain and misery I have known for the past 37 years and I thank you for saving my life – actually GOD SAVED MY LIFE but you threw me the life preserver – may God continue to bless you, your family and your ministry.
Roy Thompson, Atlanta, Georgia – firstname.lastname@example.org