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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Calling Mr. David Wyatt out!

by Antonio da Rosa

David Wyatt once wrote on a thread where I gave a simple testimony of myself (I've Been Tagged!):

"Someday I will share how a '65 Impala SS was used of God to lead me to Christ!"

I say that today is the day!

Lets encourage David to share with us his testimony!

Antonio

22 Comments:

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    By Blogger David Wyatt, at Friday, August 10, 2007 4:25:00 PM  

  • Hey thanks bro. Antonio. I will try to be as concise as possible. When I was growing up, I had the great advantage of being raised in a Godly home. To this day I say my Dad is one of the geratest Christians I've ever known. He always speaks about the Lord in such a genuine, natural way, & that has been true from my earliest years. When I was about 11, I got a hankering for a certain "thing" that I thought would really make me happy. Believe it or not, I received that certain thing for Christmas that year! After I enjoyed it a few moments, I remember a very empty feeling, & the thought, "is this all there is to life?" filled my mind. I brushed it aside, & went on with my young life. But from time to time I remember fearing death at night & wondering what would happen to me. At 12, I "joined the church" largely because some of my friends did. I certainly did not understand the Gospel or know Christ. Then at 16, I received my 1st car, a 1965 Impala SS! I was in love with cars in general at that time, & this one quickly became my idol. I ate, drank & slept that car. But one day, I had a fender-bender that was not my fault, but again this empty feeling rushed in, "Is this all there is to life?" One night, for some reason, part of what I now know as Matthew 7:23 passed through my mind. "Depart from Me..." I broke out into a cold sweat, because I did know enough to believe that I would hear those words from Jesus one Day in the shape I was presently in. All I knew to do was get out of bed (it was around midnight) & get on my knees & cry out to Jesus. Later, I shared with my Dad some of what was happening to me, & though I don't remember all he said, I do remember him sharing some verses out of Romans such as 8:1, & John 6:37!! This is my life verse now, by the way. I don't know exactly when the moment came that I trusted in Christ alone, but today I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that He is my Savior. But it all started with that ol' '65 SS that God used to get my mind on spiritual things. Thanks bro. Antonio for allowing me to share this. I trust it will be used somehow to help someone.

    By Blogger David Wyatt, at Friday, August 10, 2007 4:32:00 PM  

  • David,

    thanks for sharing that with us. It is so interesting how different circumstances bring us to Christ.

    What ever happened to that car anyway? Did you fix the ding or say, "whatever"?

    Antonio

    By Blogger Antonio, at Friday, August 10, 2007 5:53:00 PM  

  • I agree bro. Antonio! Maybe that's why I so appreciate hearing salvation testimonies. Thanks again for sharing yours recently and allowing me the opportunity to share mine.

    Unfortunately, not too long after that the ol' SS went the way of all automobiles. I didn't have the time, money or know-how to fix it up, & it began to fall apart due to age, kind of like I am now! Sure would like to have it, or one like it, now! God Bless brother.

    By Blogger David Wyatt, at Friday, August 10, 2007 5:57:00 PM  

  • David -

    Awesome testimony! I can so relate to that empty feeling - thanks for sharing! We had a 66 impala when I was growing up - it was a pretty sweet ride. I can still see the black interior..... stupid car never led me to Christ though!!!!

    JL

    By Blogger Jon Lee, at Saturday, August 11, 2007 6:08:00 PM  

  • Thanks bro. Jon. Those old Impalas from around '60-'70 were really nice. I'm sure that '66 was sharp too. I bet GM never had any idea when they put that '65 together that the Lord would use it! Kinda like He told the workmen, "The Lord hath need of it"

    Bro. Antonio, thanks again for allowing me to share this for HIS glory.

    By Blogger David Wyatt, at Saturday, August 11, 2007 7:27:00 PM  

  • If you don't stay tapped into the vine then the empty feeling can come back so getting those feelings out of my way was important to me seeing clearly and understanding what happens to us as his children as well if we don't stay in fellowship with him, but God will use that feeling in the lost to bring him to salvation as he also uses that feeling to remind him of the firstlove that he has begun to drift from in our "prone" to wandering hearts that need the goodness of God to bind us like a fetter as the hymn goes. This is a good reason why listening to all those voices and testimonies at times inhibited my walk as I began to project their experiences into my life rather than to trust in the fact and the promise that was promised to me as a child. Some of us are emotional and we can confuse them with the acceptance of truth. I had a missionary friend return from Africa last week and he said he was burdened about my testimony while out there and was praying about it. He gave me some gracenotes from a guy in Pigeon Forge Tn, and down to the last T it showed how children who get saved can drift into confusion in so many areas. In there it mentioned a veteran missionary with insecurity issues due to emotional problems instead of a realiance on the saviour and His truth. So we are all differant, but it is important that we seperate emotions from the truth of our salvation and those coming and going feelings; nevertheless we are all differant and as Antonio says, God does use these circumstances to bring us to Himself.

    By Anonymous Bhedr, at Saturday, August 11, 2007 7:34:00 PM  

  • A blessed testimony by the way David. I continue to listen to BBN and am daily blessed by it in my truck. It is my preferance, but I am thankful that God is using all of christian radio to get His message out. BBN is still my favorite.

    By Anonymous bhedr, at Saturday, August 11, 2007 7:41:00 PM  

  • Brian,

    Long time no hear. Great to hear from you, brother. I pray that all things are going well for you.

    I have missed you.

    Antonio

    By Blogger Antonio, at Saturday, August 11, 2007 8:14:00 PM  

  • Tks brother Antonio...good to hear from you. I'm still hanging around here and there and check out your posts from time to time, but I've got my time budgeted a bit better now methinks anyway. May the Lord bless you and be with you as you spread his good news to others. You former Roman Catholics along with others like Jodie and Rose are a blessing to us. I hate Roman Catholicism with a passion and am greatly blessed by all who wound her head. We all get into quircks and wrestle with areas but the truth of Faith alone in Christ continues to hammer away in men and women like you, and thats the bottom line of our joy and what we celebrate.

    By Anonymous bhedr, at Sunday, August 12, 2007 12:00:00 PM  

  • I too have missed you bro. Brian. Excellent thoughts. I especially resonate with your words, "This is a good reason why listening to all those voices and testimonies at times inhibited my walk as I began to project their experiences into my life rather than to trust in the fact and the promise that was promised to me as a child. Some of us are emotional and we can confuse them with the acceptance of truth." Great thoughts, & I certainly concur. I like to hear others' testimonies, but I too have sometimes allowed them to affect my thinking, & especially my emotions. Thanks again for your excellent thoughts.
    Bro. Antonio, you are a blessing, brother!

    By Blogger David Wyatt, at Sunday, August 12, 2007 12:16:00 PM  

  • David,
    Thanks for sharing that. (again - teehee)
    God bless you. It is wonderful the different means that the LORD uses.

    By Blogger Rose~, at Sunday, August 12, 2007 2:54:00 PM  

  • BTW,
    I saw an Impala today on my way to church.
    They are boring now - IMHO - all the cars are similar nowadays - with rounded corners and not the same personalities as they once had.

    Has anyone else noticed this?

    By Blogger Rose~, at Sunday, August 12, 2007 2:55:00 PM  

  • Thanks Rose!

    Oh yes. I have noticed about the cars of today. In my opinion, the last great cars, at least American cars, were made around 1970. I realize there have been a few scattered niceties since that time, but for me, the best came out pre-1970.

    You know it's amazing how the Lord can use just about anything to get our attention! I've often said that His arsenal is gigantic! (Ps.24:1)

    By Blogger David Wyatt, at Sunday, August 12, 2007 6:03:00 PM  

  • Thanks David and God bless. I had a friend in High School that had an impala. His last name was Queasenberry so we all called him Queasy and so we called the old brown Impala the Queasymobile when we all loaded up in it to hitch a ride. My MawMaw had one as well. It was the ride in its day. Nowadays all the new cars look like they are being driven backwards.

    By Anonymous bhedr, at Sunday, August 12, 2007 6:08:00 PM  

  • That's true bro. Brian! Thanks for your comments. It is so good to see you blogging again. You are a precious brother. I especially appreciate your openness.

    Hey, along with the Impalas, I also really like the Ford Galaxies of that period. Especially the '63&1/2 Fastback! Awesome!

    By Blogger David Wyatt, at Sunday, August 12, 2007 6:34:00 PM  

  • You too bro! Your openness helps me in my walk as well. We all struggle at times and we can strengthen each other in encouraging one another in the Lord and the warfare we must face. I saw your article on in the BBN voice by the way. Glad your sticking with the stuff. I get so much goo teaching from BBN. Dr Lutzer and Dr Hubbard are a couple of my favorites. Then there are those beautiful songs that you dont get to hear anywhere else anymore, but I am glad I hear them on your station.

    Say does anyone remember those old Gremlins:-) Whatever happened to them. I cant remember ever wishing I had one of them though. What about those old Chevy Chevettes you could get real cheap and they would last about 60,000 miles.

    By Anonymous Bhedr, at Monday, August 13, 2007 4:36:00 PM  

  • Thanks bro. Brian for your very kind words. BBN is such a tremendous ministry I am amazed to be a part of.

    Oh me! I remember the ol' AMC Gremlin, but even more I remember the ol' Pacer! But the AMX was an awesome machine. My Dad had a Chevette. It lasted many many miles. But the Vega had an aluminum block 4-cyl that was known to crack after 40,000 miles or so.
    Take care my brother.

    By Blogger David Wyatt, at Monday, August 13, 2007 5:08:00 PM  

  • I had a 4 cylinder brown Camaro, of all things - but it was a 1982. I got it in 1986.

    4 cylinders!

    By Blogger Rose~, at Tuesday, August 14, 2007 11:16:00 AM  

  • Rose, you taught me something! I didn't know Chevrolet made any 4-cylinder Camaros! I knew there were some old inline 6-cylinders back in the late '60's & of course V-6's today, but I never knowed there was any such animule as a 4-cyl. Camaro!

    By Blogger David Wyatt, at Tuesday, August 14, 2007 4:59:00 PM  

  • David,

    With man this is impossible, but with Rose all things are possible

    :-)

    By Anonymous bhedr, at Tuesday, August 14, 2007 5:24:00 PM  

  • Thanks bro. Brian! Glad to hear from you brother.

    By Blogger David Wyatt, at Sunday, August 19, 2007 8:22:00 PM  

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