They shall be mine, says the Lord of hosts, On the day that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him. Then you shall again discern between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him. Malachi 3:17 NKJV
When I was sixteen years old I attended a Catholic Charismatic retreat. I was presented with the choice of following Jesus or continuing in my sinful lifestyle. I chose to continue in sin. God wanted me to turn from my sin to faith in Jesus.
I believed I needed to live better. I wanted to be a better person. Jesus wanted to heal me of the pain and sorrow I was running from. Jesus wanted me to receive and return His love!
My life before I came to Jesus was a blur of alcohol, drugs and immorality. I am thankful God allowed me to make such a mess of my life. My need was great. My vain attempts at self-medication led to greater, heartache and sorrow.
There are many people who do not know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior today. Many of them live good lives. They may not be perfect, but their lives have been good. All people have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Jesus sacrificed Himself for them as well.
Jesus created us in His image and likeness to live in a loving relationship with Him.
God’s greatest desire is for us to love Him with all our hearts, souls and strength. He wants us to love our neighbors as much as we lo ourselves. That is the life we were created for.
When we live outside of the loving relationship were created for we are left with a void in our lives nothing but Jesus can fill!
If you do not know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior call out to Him from the depths of your soul!
Maybe you are unsure of who God really is. Call out to Him today. Ask Jesus to reveal Himself to you.
Maybe you have known Jesus but something has drawn you away from Him. Call out to your God today. Confess your sins, mistakes and failures. Jesus is waiting to show you how much He loves you. Jesus is waiting to bring healing and restoration into your life.
God is waiting for you to make the decision to live with Him and for Him today. He is waiting for you to make the decision to live with Him in eternity.
Jesus gave you the freedom to choose how you will live today. He gives you the freedom to choose where you will spend eternity. Choose to live for Jesus today. Choose to follow Jesus Christ into eternity!
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