Several years later, in 1967, I asked Judy (now my dear wife of 42 years) to marry me. She refused, saying that she could not marry a non-Christian! This prompted a serious re-evaluation of my life and a true commitment to the Lord. We were then married in August 1968.
Looking back, I think I was sincere when I was baptized as a teenager, but I know I did not understand the concept of dying to the old life and rising to a new life subject to Christ's Lordship and Presence in me. Because of this uncertainty, I was re-baptized in 1995, knowing then, that what I was doing in public genuinely expressed my commitment to the Lord.
In the past I have always driven myself to solve problems and to attain high levels, but now I spend much more time listening to the Lord and working “'not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit', says the Lord Almighty.” Zech. 4:6
Since marrying Judy, I have grown in the Lord and spent much time in studying the Word, in prayer, and in ministering in “Listening Prayer” and Counselling. I love the Lord and His Word, and use His Word often as I pray for others.
My favourite Bible verses have become Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”