Xavier Scruggs, Baseball, St Louis Cardinals

by carmine on June 24, 2014

I was scared to let Jesus in my life. I was unsure and prideful. I knew I needed Him but I was nervous. I didn’t think that I could be perfect for him. The more and more I learned about him, the more and more the spirit grabbed my heart and wouldn’t let it go. I learned that I didn’t have to be perfect and that he would live through me. After a while I realized the decision was made for me. Jesus doesn’t need me, but he knew I needed him so he wasn’t going to let go of me. You can only go so long listening to the Gospel without making the leap of faith and surrendering to Jesus Christ. I was attending church services and felt

Xavier Scruggslike the Gospel was directed straight to me. I felt like the worship service/ songs were geared right towards my heart. I found myself crying in church because there was something inside of me asking for help. I knew I couldn’t get it from anyone else but the Heavenly Father himself. I wanted to live my life for him, and help be a light unto others. I had made my┬ámistakes, I had done wrong, and I had sinned. However knowing that someone died for me and my sins took the weight off my shoulders. I realized one day in church that He loves us and died for us, the least we can do is live our lives to glorify him. There is no love like his. When I grasped all this as a high schooler during church one day, I fell to the ground and couldn’t help but surrender it all to Him. My heart was too heavy. I needed his Spirit living in me. To this day I can say it was the best thing I have ever done. Life has not been perfect, however living with his grace has given me new life. A life that cannot be taken away. A life that is eternal. I live with Joy and Peace only because of His sacrifice. I am Blessed because He loves me.

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