I'VE GOT TIME

This is a story about a young woman who decided to wait until she turned 30 to get saved. Tgis story about scared me straight the first time I read it and being a Christian now, I think God would approve my wanting to share this story with this web site. Everyone needs to read this.

I must tell readers upfront that I am not the author of this piece, so I cannot take any credit. But this story touched me so much when I found it, that I had to spread the message that the anonymous author is trying to give.

--Amanda

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Now here is the story of how Tammy learned the hard way.

I’ve Got Time!



My name is Tammy. This is my life. I will get saved when “I’ve Got Time”. I was born Jan. 1, 1964.

As I grew up, the Lord kept His hands on me. He healed my polio. Now I walk like you. “Thank you Jesus.”

He showed me right from wrong. I think I’ll get saved when I turn 30.

“I’ve Got Time!”

I got on drugs, He brought me through. “Thank you, Jesus!”

I got pregnant, and cried to the Lord. He gave me a husband. I said to myself, “When I turn 30, I’ll get saved, I’ve Got Time!”

I’ve been shot in the back. The doctor said I would not walk again. I cried again to Jesus for two years. Now I run and jump. I should get saved Now! No, I’ll wait until I’m 30.

“I’ve Got Time.”

I have no food in my house. My children are hungry. I asked the Lord to make a way. Right then my doorbell rings. The UPS man is ringing my bell. He has a letter for me. I sing as I return in my house. I open the letter. It is a check for $50. “Thank you Jesus.”

Again I promise “When I turn 30, I’ll get saved, “I’ve Got Time.”

I read my Bible. I know of the Lord. He and I go a long way back.

“I’ve Got Time.”

It’s Saturday, night. I am going out. I am going to have myself some fun. I put the kids to bed. When I step out, I see my sister running towards me. She told me one of my children was playing with matches, and was burnt. Again, I cried to the Lord.

“Lord, Lord, Hear my prayer. Help me Lord.” And, He did. He did not take my child. I did not lose my children to the state. I’m really going to get saved when I turn 30.

“I’ve Got Time.”

My cancer went into remission. My body is healed. Praise the Lord!

“I’ve Got Time!”

I’m 30 now. Tonight is my last night to live my unsaved life. Guess what? My birthday falls on Saturday.

Therefore, Sunday, I will be at church praising the Lord. However, for now it’s still Saturday. I am having so much fun at my party in my backyard.

“I’ve Got Time!”

They threw me in the pool. I felt a timer in my head. Something is happening to me. What’s wrong!? I don’t know. I see light. There are people all around me, but I cannot talk.

I cry to the Lord. I said, “Lord what time is it?”

“It’s 11:55.”

“But I don’t know your voice. Who are you?”

“My name is Lucifer. I don’t love, I don’t like, I just want your soul!

Every time I came for you the Lord said No. Someone was praying for you, so I planted a seed to make you think you “had time”.

You see, I’m smart, I’m dirty, and I’m the best liar!”

Tammy died December 31,1993. Five minutes before she turned 30 years old.

Now tell me, DO YOU HAVE TIME?

Pass this onto all your family and friends especially unsaved ones…

- Author Unknown

“Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end, while it is said: “Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”" (Hebrews 3:12-15)

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Wow...
by: Karolyn

Oh my gosh. I couldn't fathom the story. Someone that knew the lord would wait until their 30 to except him? Wow. Thanks for writing that story. THat will get many people thinking about their future.
~Karolyn~

Amazing
by: Lily

I must admit, that was just... WOW!
I think most people can relate to the whole " I got time" thing... but we never know when our time is up. I can not even think of a word for that. Than you very much for sharing that, I am totally passing it on!

~ Lily T.~

The Message
by: Amanda (person who brought story to web site)

So many people are in the dark! The message this story is trying to give is this...If you are going to church, reading your bible, and ministering to others the word of God, BUT have NOT asked Christ for forgiveness and been washed in the blood of the Lamb yourself to receive Jesus as YOUR OWN personal savior, you are NOT truly saved!
Remember in John 3:3-7, "In reply Jesus declared, 'I tell you the truth., no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.' "How can a man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus asked. "Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!" Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and of the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, You must be born again."
Jesus conversation goes on, but basically Jesus is telling Nicodemus that it doesn't matter if he's the highest in the church and if he is the teacher of Israel...NONE of that matters! None of that is good enough! The only way to salvation is to be BORN AGAIN!
If you haven't repented of your sins, and accepted Jesus into your heart to forgive you, so that you may be transformed in Him, you are not a christian. You may be a believer, but not a christian...
Matthew 7:22-23 says, "Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophecy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!"
Jesus wants your heart! He wants to forgive you and transform you and He wants a relationship with you. He wants to KNOW you!
Without your spirit being cleansed in Jesus' name, you are still a sinner...you have not been born again to see the kingdom of God. God created you to be with him, but those who choose separation will perish. Those who come to him, will have everlasting life!
THAT'S the message this story is trying to give!

THANKS BE TO GOD
by: michael picquet

THE ONLY TIME WE HAVE IS THE TIME THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US THROUGH HIS GRACE AND MERCE. SO ALL IN ALL ITS GOD TIME NOT OURS.

TIME
by: Cathy

This is an awesome poem

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