Chevron on Garrett Rd for gas. I finished pumping gas and walked inside to wash
my hands. As I entered the store I noticed two State Troopers sitting in the dining
area eating breakfast. As I passed by them headed to the restroom I felt Holy Spirit
prompting me to encourage them. While washing my hands I was reminded of an
encounter I had 22 years ago in Franklin Parish with Mark Jones, a State Trooper
(still active on the force). Mark is part of my testimony. He stopped me around 2 am
one morning soon after I left a bar very intoxicated. That was a major wake up call
for me at the time as I knew my life was headed for destruction if I stayed the course
I was on. After recounting the story in my mind and becoming very emotional because
of the pit Yahweh had brought me out of I walked out and approached the table where
the two troopers were sitting. I knelt down and apologized for interrupting their meal.
They were very cordial and asked how they could help me. I told them I was O k but
wanted to thank them for what they were doing in protecting and serving the people
of our State. I shared my story of deliverance and faith in Jesus and told them about
my encounter with Mark Jones many years ago and how I felt he was an instrument
used to get my attention and realize the higher call that was on my life. They looked
at me and said they were both talking about Mark Jones before I walked up. I
encouraged them and walked away confident I had been obedient to the Holy Spirit
prompting. I wept most of the way to Delhi having had a fresh revelation of my
sinfulness and HIS Holiness. Realizing my hopeless state and eternal destiny in a
place called hell had adversity had not overtaken me to the point that I yielded my
life and will to Jesus. I would not trade this life and journey for anything or anyone.
JESUS IS KING!
Grace and Peace Gary