The Good Stuff4:55:00 PM
I am going to be truthful this morning... My intentions of writing this blog was to cheerfully write about the Joyce Meyer Conference that I went to this past weekend and about the amazing experience that I had last night at Vesta Village with LCC. But right now at this moment, my heart is heavy. I recieved an email from a dear friend this morning who is having a difficult time in their life. This person is struggling with their purpose in life and all of those famous questions that your mind begins to ask when you are faced with circumstances that you dont want to face. My heart hurts because I too, have been there and I know what it is like to be in a "dark" place where there seems to be no way out. I am sure that if we all think back in our life, we can all remember a time when we needed help, comfort, salvation.
What I want to say is that salvation is more than just giving your life to Christ. Yes, it is the the most important part of your faith walk, but there is so much more that Christ wants to save you from. Christ wants you fully, because that is what he did for YOU. He fully gave himself on the cross so that we could have a better life. A life full of complete salvation, complete healing, complete restoration and most of all, complete victory. You see God never intended for us to be seperated from Him. When Adam and Eve allowed sin and death to come into the world, the plan of redemption was already in the making. God sent Christ so that we would not be eternally seperated from Him. So what I want you to know is that Christ is with you and He is FOR you. And if He is for you, then NOTHING can stand against you. If you are a child of God and have fully accepted Him as your personal Savior, then you don't have to be alone in that dark place. Cry out to Jesus. Literally. Right now, speak HIS name, Jesus, and feel the peace come over your body. (John 16:33) Speak it. He was sent for YOU. He died for YOU. He paid the ultimate penalty so that YOU wouldnt have to. Focus your mind on Jesus. You dont have to be a bibical scholar or someone that knows every scripture in the Bible to be able to call upon Jesus. Maybe you are someone that barely lives the "walk" and you have never felt further from Christ. He is waiting with open arms for His lost son or daughter to come back. He is running to you. Call out His name. Seek Him. He is ready and waiting.