I was born again on the 4th of July 1971 after a believer invited me to attend a church, and I fell asleep at the wheel on the Interstate while driving home.
Jesus sent an angel down who struck me in the head with a word from God that said "Seek the Holy Spirit - Hunger and thirst after the Holy Spirit".
On the following day I went to a different church where a stranger walked up to me and said "Why, your looking for the Holy Spirit, Aren't you?
I answered yes (What else could I say?), and they (a husband and wife) took me back into the church building (that was now closed). They prayed for me in the dark, and I received the Holy Spirit. This started my stories-testimonies and God has been with me ever since - trying to get me to obey him. His love has been relentless.
In 1997, he called me to write down His works in me, which includes witnessing my redemption from a literal hell that my sin was going to inflict on me. I had a brief experience of the torment that mocked and literally tried to consume me into the darkness itself.
It was from here that I was redeemed with a tidal wave of light after he asked "Yield to Me". I immediately answered him back "I yield to the Lord", I then saw a large wave of light come crashing into the darkness. It struck me, and I was carried along inside of this tidal wave and I was restored to my body as a transformed man.
My downfall/sin was my pride, but the measure of His love for me is vastly greater, and it has sustained me through thick-and-thin for over 35 years. His anointing has wrapped me in His humility and continues to battle and rage victorious against my pride and anger.
As a child, I would say "Nobody loves me" and as an adult I boasted about myself, because I believed that nobody really loved me. In every instance of His presence in my life, Jesus has met me in the power of His love for me. Once He audibly asked me, "Why do you love Me?", and I realized that love can't just be one sided. This is why loving God is the subject of the first commandment. People don't know God to love Him, however, in Christ, we are accepted into the family of God, and I have learned to love Him back. Every time that I obey Him, I show Him that I love Him, and He renews me.
My testimonies and poems are about His victories and His great mercy. My favorite story in my collection is "The Bravest Hero". It describes my struggle and His heroic invasion into the darkness to redeem those (like me), who were the lost-of-the-lost that He has redeemed.