I have always been an entrepreneurial spirit with a positive mental attitude towards the projects I have done in my life. In my youth I teamed up with a Christian fellow to make a board game. I used to tease my friend about his faith daily and I used to get his goat on a regular basis. When we ran out of money and were left holding a useless proto-type. I knew we had failed miserably.
All we had left for food was a box of macaroni and cheese (Kraft Dinner) I said to my Christian friend almost as a joke that I would pray for bread and milk, even God must know you need bread and milk for Macaroni and cheese. We walked a bit and there on the ground was a bag with bread and milk in it. The milk was still cold. You should have seen the look on his face like wow you can do that! I thought someone just left it for a moment so we waited for them too come back. We waited for about 30 minutes. Nobody showed up, so away we went and enjoyed that Kraft Dinner with our new found bag of bread and milk.
At first I said coincidence but knew in my heart I had witnessed an answered prayer. Although I never accepted Christ that day I did shortly afterward. One of my brothers had accepted Christ and after him explaining how Christ came to be the redemption of sinners everywhere I decided to make Jesus my Lord and Saviour through repenting from this world and entering into His grace. After spending thirteen years in the desert of my mind trying to figure out what it meant to be a follower of Christ. Some of my colleagues who were Christian, invited me to a Promise Keepers meeting in the Edmonton. As I walked through the Colosseum and looking at all the vendors selling Christian merchandise I thought all they want is my money. I heard a voice loud and clear say "You can spend your money on much worse things than this".
As I looked around there was nobody beside me my buddies were off buying hot dogs and I was alone. Then I thought great now I'm talking to myself. Later that year I sold my business and moved back to Winnipeg and bought myself a beautiful black leather bound bible. I was reading my new bible at 2 Peter 1:5-7 that said add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness and to brotherly kindness love.
I remembered in my youth an aunt that we would visit each summer in the country that was a devout believer of Jesus Christ. She would visit us in the winter and we would go there in the summer. One time when she was at our house she would retire to her room early each evening. Being curious I wanted to see what she was doing her room door was open and I peeked in and asked "What are you doing?". She was reading her bible and replied "I am meditating on the word". I asked "what word is that" and she showed me her bible and said "the word of God". The bible was huge it was bound in black leather and looked like something I wanted, but I did not know how to meditate.
When we visited her in the summer I cut her wood and carried water and did any chores that required muscle. She had what I thought were scrolls on the table that we as children used to fight over reading at meal times. I looked for this product everywhere but could not find it. So with this new scripture and my thought about the scrolls my entrepreneurial spirit thought hey you can make this product. Only one problem I am not a theologian and didn't one have to go to school for many years to understand God.
So I prayed and said God if you want me to do this I will but you must provide everything I need to make it so. No sooner did I say amen my wife walked back into the apartment after taking out the garbage and said "Bruce there is a big box by the refuse bin with all types of bibles and books about God". I went and looked and there was concordances and bibles and reference material and text books. Books about Latin, Greek and Hebrew. It looked like what a theological student would need in university.
So I invented the product called it Holy Scrolls, transliterated the words in Hebrew, Greek, Latin and English and I am not a theologian either. I will release it when I reach the final step of Love. That was nine years ago, I am still working on perseverance. This is my testimony of coming to be a believer in Jesus Christ.
The Lord bless and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
And give you peace.
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