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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Prosperity (05/11/06)

TITLE: Just What I needed
By Milton Niles


Just what I needed
Being born into an abusive family, I grew up doing things as I pretty much wanted. I never cared about anything not even God or myself for that matter. Over the years I became a bitter man, never accomplishing anything worth mentioning. Having been through so many surgeries plus not being able to keep a long term job did not make things any easier.

I had been married to two women, going on a third when I came to finding God in my life. Not that I was looking at the time but evidently God wanted me. Oh I believed there was a higher power but did not want to think about that stuff. I said I believed in God but since I didn’t live his life, ‘The Hell with it’. Now one may think I was some sort of demon or even a rotten person, but I was not. I was looking for love in all the wrong places just wanting to be wanted.

When I became fifty years old something happened that I could not explain. Now in order to explain this to anyone I need to go back about four years. Being evicted from my apartment and would be homeless but it did not happen like that. As I met this person who needed someone to care for their house and would give an apartment as part payment for the work they needed done. This was the beginning of my being accepted by God. I became a Christian then and have done better with my life.

Now back to where I was. One year before, I became totally disabled and fell short of my faith and did not want to become a nothing. Laying on my couch one day watching television this movie began to play over and over in my mind. I did not know what it meant only that I needed to write it down on paper. I had never prospered in anything or had ever done anything of value in my entire life. I asked a friend for help and together we wrote what I had pictured in my mind.

‘The Remaking of Earth’ became my very first accomplishment in my entire life. For one reason or another God in his divine wisdom, He took a lowly person and gave him a task to do. I did not know at the time whether or not I was the right one for the job. I did manage to keep going, now after ten years I finally got a book published.. With the help of my dear Lord and Savior ‘The Remaking of Earth’ became an inspiration to a few souls.

One person comes to mind more than anything. I will call her Doris. Doris worked with my wife in a hospital. She ended up with an inoperable cancer. Doris wanted to buy one of my books but could not afford it at the time because of medical bills. To make a long story short, my wife asked if I would give her a book, and of course I did.

After about a month, my wife came home and told me that she had seen Doris. She told her that she had read my book over and over and found great joy and comfort in it. Doris went home with the Lord not long afterwards but she did not fear death and knew in her own mind that she would be in heaven with God our Almighty Father.

Prosperity is not how much you have done,
But rather how you touch the lives of those around you.

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Kathleen Morris05/18/06
Oooh...your story touched my heart and filled my eyes with tears. It was raw, completely real....and I loved it. This is the kind of writing I can't get enough of, and I hope you know it's your gift. WRITE ON!
Venice Kichura05/19/06
Very good entry & right from the heart!

You"re an inspiration to many who struggle, I'm sure & congrats on your book!
Helen Paynter05/21/06
Great, inspiring testimony. One technical point - I felt the 3rd paragraph threw the chronology of the piece a bit - I was a bit puzzled by when you became disabled compared to when you became a Christian, for instance.
But keep on writing - you have something great to say.
God has richly blessed you. It all boils down to reaching out and helpin others. Congratuation on your book.
Jan Ackerson 05/24/06
This is a very inspirational testimony.