God has led me back to him. Hello everyone, I am new here. 6 years ago in 2006 I completely walked away from God, though I know he has used the decisions I have made on my own I know it has still been his will for all of this. Anyway, On 7 June 2012 I randomly (not random of course but through the grace of God) felt horrible, ashamed... I felt like I was happy, my marriage was okay, I'm deployed to Afghanistan and though this is my third deployment everything was going good... yet I was stricken down to my knees... I felt I had taken so much for granted (I had). I prayed, I asked Christ to enter my heart again. I went to the MWR (Morale Welfare Recreation center) and found a NLT Bible... not the bible of choice but it had to do, and I read... The next day feeling renewed... I prayed that the chaplain make more visits, that instead of a service once a month it be done once a week, and that I find a group to do bible study with... The next morning the chaplain flew in and came to the aidstation where I work, he greeted me and told me that he always comes to the medics to introduce himself, and that him and two other chaplains would be rotating out of our base so we can have a service once a week. After service that night, I was approached by a new Luitenant in our 4th Platoon that had been with us for 2 weeks and asked me if I would like to start a bible study group... It has been a great uphill battle since. Our group went from 2 to the current 8ish, and God has been so great to us here. He continues to keep us safe while we are deployed, and though there are many things I struggle in habit from when I walked away from Christ, I have quit smoking, after smoking for 6 years, my languange has drastically improved but some still slip here and there... and many other things. Of course I will always sin, but many have actually noticed a difference! Praise be to God. THANK YOU LORD!