Recently, I have been contacted by someone from my past. This person has brought up some of my old behaviors that God has since delivered me from. In doing this, I was accused of hiding from people those things that I was once guilty of. This is not so. I have never hidden the fact that I had strayed from the Lord, and walked in sin.

During that time, I was an alcoholic, had tried out some drugs, was sexually immoral, had my first child out of wedlock, and practiced witchcraft and shamanism. There was nothing godly about me for a large part of my life. The words that came out of my mouth were vile, and I wasn't ashamed in hurting others.

But in the chaos of all my blasphemous transgressions and sin, I had heard the still small voice of the Lord call out to me. At that time, God had allowed me to realize how filthy my soul had become, and I cried in my heart to the LORD. I heard Him say, Get up,,, and leave this place. Immediately, I obeyed, for I felt sure that this was my last chance to leave all the sickening circumstances I had found myself in.

Since then, I have heard the voice of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, teaching me, directing me, and guiding me in all my steps. !!! Thank You, Jesus !!! for You ARE my Savior, for all of eternity, as well as for every moment here in this life. Amen.

 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he IS a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
~ II Corinthians 4:17

When this person who accused me had actually known me, I was that old Melody, filled with sin and death. But Praise the Lord!!! for I now a new creature in the Lord Jesus Christ. In Him, and with Him I now walk ~ in His righteousness, by His grace, and for His sake, I sin no more.

I was also told that I should not speak of godly things, unless I did the things they demanded me to do. But I am a child of the King, and I Will praise His Holy Name every chance that I have! In obedience to His own command to me, I shall continue to write what He shows me.

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs IS the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great IS your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
~ Matthey 5:10-12 ~ Jesus Christ's Words

The words of this hymn came to me as I was praying, and waiting for the Lord to show me how I should respond:

He Touched Me
Words and Music: William J. Gaither 1963
(Mt. 8:3; Mk. 1:41; Lk. 5:13) 

Shackled by a heavy burden,
‘Neath a load of guilt and shame.
Then the hand of Jesus touched me,
And now I am no longer the same.

He touched me, Oh He touched me,
And oh the joy that floods my soul!
Something happened and now I know,
He touched me and made me whole.

Since I met this blessed Savior,
Since He cleansed and made me whole,
I will never cease to praise Him,
I’ll shout it while eternity rolls.

He touched me, Oh He touched me,
And oh the joy that floods my soul!
Something happened and now I know
He touched me and made me whole.