I was dead in my sins and trespasses, moving through my 40's in lock step with the world and the sons of disobedience, all the while "secure" under the illusion of false conversion.
But one day, God, being rich in mercy and abounding in a Love higher and greater than any man can scarcely perceive, turned my deluded world right-side-up as He gave me a new heart and made me alive in Christ.
I was made partaker of the immeasurable riches of his grace and kindness when I was in my utmost presumptive, self righteousness state.
For the first time in my life I knew that a true work of the Spirit had been borne in me. Those weren't thoughts I was capable of thinking on my own, nor was that a sorrow and remorse I'd have known without the supernatural working of the Holy Spirit.
All honor and glory to God, in whose Gospel I've been given to boast .