I was bad!
The Ranch was good!
I am redeemed!
I grew up in a Christian family with parents that did not drink. At the age of 15 I made a choice to get drunk for the first time. From that point on I took on the label as the “fun and funny drunk guy”. Many years went by some good, some bad. But even in the good years I was still missing something. In 2010 I got my first and second DWI. At this point, my life was a wreck.
I was introduced to a man named Rich that just loved on me and helped me find peace and joy in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Through that relationship, and surrendering all my burdens to Jesus, I was delivered from alcohol. The last 5 years the Lord has blessed my work, my life and sent me a God-loving wife that is my biggest supporter and best friend.
I want to finish with this: Man says I’m a recovering alcoholic. No, this is a lie from the enemy because God’s word says “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” So don’t take on the label man puts on you. Listen and read what God has to say about you. You are loved, heirs to the throne, child of the King of Kings, redeemed, set free, no longer a slave to the old life.
God used Rich Harmsen and The Ranch Ministries to teach me just that, to teach me my true identity in Christ. Lance G