Saturday, July 25, 2009

Chapter 3

While in prison my dad found out how there was 'a prison within a prison.' He was sent to solitary confinement for fighting. Looking back on the things, it was a place where the Holy Spirit confronted him about his sin and the turning point in my father's life.

Through the word of God, read by an old black man in another cell close by, my dad would count the cost of his own past. Understand that God is no respecter of person, race is not an issue with God. All men everywhere are to repent and the focal point to Him is what's inside a person's heart. God used the changed heart of an old black man and the verses read from scripture, to make my father a new creature in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 4:12 states, "..the word of God is quick..", which means the word of God is alive. The living word of God was the cause of my dad's guilt and became the reason he decided to go to the prison chapel as soon as he got out of solitary confinement.