You know that feeling you get when you were expecting some good news through the post or via email or a phone call or a friend you have not seen for a while drops in and they just surprise you……Its an awesome feeling. You have read that Without faith it is impossible to please God in Hebrews 11 or you have heard it spoken somewhere, someone was talking about it, and you think, how could I have any faith, I do not know where to begin. Maybe you do not even feel you need to be forgiven about anything.
Today there is a search for a savior, someone to take away the pain, remove certain painful aspects of life. We are looking for someone to tell us its okay or some hope that it will be okay in the grand scheme of things. We search for knowledge, we escape to mars, looking for answers. Surely the more we learn the more life will make sense, really. Like the story of the woman in the bible who had a bleeding problem for 12 years, no cure and was almost bankrupt it seems, until she heard about Jesus the Healer. Still our hearts get anxious, we are confused, we hear so many messages, we wonder what is the truth, and even get imprinted into our brains that truth is relative. At best we create our own religion, a place to go, a place so secret that gives us peace and comfort. Who will save us from the perils of life, the complexities, who can make sense of it for us? Even reading the bible sometimes seems like hard work.
You see a savior already came in the person of Jesus Christ, God’s only son, and whoever comes to Him, He will never turn away. Jesus saves and will continue to save until the end of the world, the end of this life as we know it. You see, though everything looks like it’s the usual same old pattern of life, time has been counting down, the time for the end is nearer now than ever before.
But before the end of life as we know it, God has created a plan for those who hear His voice calling them to choose the good life, the blessed life. You are already FORGIVEN, the access door to the blessed life in Christ Jesus. In Christ you see life way differently. You have the power and ability to not stress about what everyone is stressed about. You learn the secret of praying to your heavenly father in secret about anything, literally. Your only part is to give Him permission into your life, doing a turn around and choosing to follow Him. Then finding a group of other christians to hang out with and learn more about the journey of Faith of following Christ. You come as you are, you start as you are, without any prequalifier, He wants to help you right where you are, just as you are and show you a life you did not imagine possible.
To every person who does not work(not trying to do stuff to please God), but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited to him as righteousness. Romans 4:5.
To explain simply, it pleases God more to believe Him that He can make you brand new without you having to do ANYTHING, except believe that He loves you and sent His son Jesus to die for you on the cruel cross, so that you can experience a new birth and a new lifestyle, in this life and in the life to come. You come with sincerity that He alone can clean you up and remove every sin you’ve ever done, through the blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross, that you want to put behind a sin lifestyle and choose to live a godly life style with His help alone. You can say goodbye to a life that does not make any sense, and begin a life of meaning and purpose, every moment of your life. Enjoy this video about saying goodbye to the old and hello to the NEW.
*To the voice, to the liar in the mirror saying you can’t ever change
* To the guilt that’s sitting on your shoulder, always keeping you wrapped in chains…..