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Kevin Inafuku -- Use Me Lord
NOTE: Lyrics to the songs are included in the CD insert.
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I attended Hanalani Christian Schools from kindergarten until me graduation from the high school in 1995. While I was in ninth grade, an evangelist, Dr. Bill Hall, came and preached in my school chapel. I was deeply convicted of the need to be saved, but I feared responding because everyone thought I was a Christian. However, God's grace prevailed, and I received Jesus Christ as my personal Savior on February 14, 1992.
Suddenly, desires in my life started to change. I became part of a weekly discipleship class. Our church youth group had been averaging ten to fifteen teens, and our youth group exploded with growth. My walk in Christ continued steadily through my junior year of high school.
I faced some trying temptations from my own peers. I bowed to their pressure and yielded to sin. Soon I was sowi9ng to the wind and reaping the whirlwind. My heart hardened toward God as I went deeper into sin. I graduated from high school with a poor relationship with my parents and authorities. I had no direction for my future. My parents insisted that I go for one year to a Christian college on the mainland. I left in the fall of 1995 to attend Bob Jones University. The adjustments to this new lifestyle were very difficult. I had never been away from Hawaii for any extended period of time. The security of my friends was gone. But the prayers of my parents and family were ever present. I had constant struggles with many different students because I did not want to be in that school.
However, God intervened! Two godly friends faithfully prayed for me. Their love was never condemning, and their testimony was always consistent. Still, when the second semester arrived, I was counting the days before I went home. During the annual Bible conference, God's Holy Spirit began to chisel at my hard heart. I knew that Jesus died for my sins, but that night, it became so clear that I was the one who nailed Him to his the cross. My life was filled with selfishness and sin. Suddenly, my heart broke. I ran back to my dormitory room after the service and could not stop the tears from falling. I got on my knees and asked the Lord to forgive me for professing Him as my Savior, yet living as if my body were my own. Relief came to my heart as I realized that He had forgiven me, because He is faithful.
His love is undeserved and free. (It is still hard for me to believe the great things God has done in my life.) The process of sanctification has been a struggle, but God is good through the changes. I have found that His yoke is easy and His burden is light. God has led me in His good, acceptable, and perfect will, and my prayer is now "Use me, Lord!"
No one has to run from God or bow to temptation and sin. No one has to live with shame, guilt, and fear. Christ is waiting to rescue any who surrender and receive Him as Lord and Savior. I know I prayed that night to be rescued from myself.
"Dear Lord Jesus, I am sorry for my sins. I want your forgiveness. I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. I now ask you for your free gift of eternal life. I believe your promises are true and am now trusting you to save me from eternal death. Thank you for hearing my prayer. In Jesus' name, Amen."
And I have been glad ever since.