Spotlight: Renae Miller

Let me tell you about the redemption love of Jesus in my life.
16 years ago I found myself addicted to drugs. I would ask the Lord every day; to please deliver me from this addiction. I was totally lost. Hurting and devastated over losing my grandmother. You see I was raised in church all my life. All I knew was Jesus; I just didn't know him as my Savior yet. I was a hot mess, everything I had ever disliked I turned into! I was sitting there broken wondering how I was gonna get out of this mess...Then God...You see my mom has always rescued me out of every bad choice I have ever had ever made. From rescuing me whenever I broke the law down to ending up in jail.

But there was no rescue this time I was looking at 22 to life. The bond was SO high that she couldn't get me out. But thanks to Jesus, that day, in that cell is where I found myself.
I remember the day I cried out to him and asked him to please save me. The first chapter that I read in that cell was Psalm 51. And it was like my eyes were open to his love and to his word. The more I read, the more I started trusting him. Everybody would tell me there's no hope you're gonna go down and you're gonna go for a long time but I knew I didn't need jail. I needed Jesus! I would seek him every day and I would pray and read his word and I would sing praises to him so loud I would make everyone mad but I but I did not care. I got to the point where it didn't matter what happened to me as long as he was with me. I would sit there for 6 months. Trusting, loving, and learning about him and his love for me.
You see he never called me a junkie or a thief or a liar, he called me his child. He said I was forgiven, he said he loves me; he told me my debt was paid. And that it didn't matter what others thought or said about me. It only mattered what he says. He says you are chosen, you are redeemed, and his grace and mercy is enough! The more he spoke that over me the more I believed it. I remember that day he whispered that I was going to a Christian rehab. I stood on those words, once again everyone though I was crazy. There is not Christian rehab in Amarillo, but there was one in San Antonio. I will never forget that day when the girl came and gave me that address to that Christian rehab in San Antonio, Texas. She was only there for one night! For one night! Only God could do that! I wrote them and they accepted. I gave it to my lawyer and she took it to the Judge. This is where God's miracle took place. I got five years’ probation, during that first year of that probation I got to go to the Christian rehab of my choice. Don't you ever say God can't do it! Cause my life has been nothing but the beautiful story of what he can do. He is a good and Faithful Father. He restored the joy in me and he can do the same for you. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to him and he will make your path straight.