I'll never be able to correct a thing I've been telling folks for years…that I was eleven years old when I got saved. Wrong! I was ten!
A long time ago, I wrote my life story and it's been in my computer ever since. Of course, I put it in writing also, and that volume has been on my library shelf, among many other books. Well, for some reason, I got it out…July 23, 2020, at this writing, and on page ten, I found the facts on my conversion.
What's more, I had written in that old autobiography, the facts. Why don't I just quote it from the book: "It was 1939 and Dad was holding a revival in the old hotel building in South Hoxie, and it was during that meeting that I was converted. I went to the altar, very much under conviction, and when I came back, the conviction was gone. Dad later baptized me in Spring Rover, along with about a hundred others who were converted in that revival."
I felt I should write this article to correct in the best way I know, the thing I had claimed for so long. As for the exact date, my story doesn't say. Many people remember their time clearly, but remember…I was only ten.
It concerns me still, that I didn't feel any change in my life, because I hadn't done anything to confess, and I'd been in church from birth. I had no bad habits to quit, and had never said a curse word. Christ just let me know that I was ready for whatever He had in mind for me.
And when it came, in my retirement years…the Call to reach sinners with my articles in people's computers, and I was ready. When you give your life to the Lord, don't fear about some Call you don't feel capable of. God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit, will give you all you'll need. Like for David, He'll change your wants.