REDEMPTION

I was once a very lost, lonely, tired, scared and shattered person.  Many horrible things happened to me at a young age.  I was a torn person filled with hate and resentment amongst other things.  I made some bad decisions that led to a worse life which in turn caused me to dig myself deeper into a life I believed I was destined for.  I was an ugly person….

The reason why I am writing this to anyone who will read, is because I was terribly wrong.  I was loved, I was watched over, and yes I was an ugly person But God still loved me just as I was.  And he loves you just as you are.

If you are tired, lost, lonely, scared or shattered God can save you right where you are.  He can heal your heart and your past.  God can restore your mind.  He can turn your life around completely.  I know this for a fact because he has done this for me and countless others.  It wasn’t over night (although he has done that for some) but he was with me the whole time holding me in his hand.

If you would like to ask God in your heart, it is very easy.

Romans 10:9-10. “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and  believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

Example Prayer:

Lord God I thank you that you gave me a way by sending your son Jesus Christ to die and raise again for my sins.  I ask you to come into my heart and cleanse me of all my sins. Lord God I praise you and give you rule over my life past, present, and future.  I thank you Lord God that you have cleansed me and made me a new creation.  Lord God I ask that you restore and renew my heart and mind.  I declare that I am a child of God and I am all that God says I am.  I am healed, whole, victorious and an over comer through Jesus Christ.  In Jesus name Amen.

After you have done the above in Romans, you are now saved.  This means that you are a new creation.  You are new inside!  Ask God to restore and renew your mind and heart.  Turn away from sin and declare that you are a child of God.   You may not change over night but God reads the heart.  He knows every thought and every motive.  He knows when you are sincere and if you are trying your best.  He will guide you with his bible and holy spirit.  You are not left alone.

What helped me when I gave my life to God?

  1. Pray, pray and pray some more
  2. reading the bible/study the bible/meditate on the bible/believe the bible
  3. listening to praise and worship
  4. surround myself with different people. In my case I found a good church.

If you just dedicated your life to God I want to welcome you to the family!  Just remember Christians are not perfect but we are a work in progress.  If you would like prayer I would be honored to pray for you or with you.  Just leave me your name.

Taking time

Over this long weekend, I had an unexpected visitor.  It was a saleswomen.  Of course I never let them in because I don’t like pressure sales and it usually takes up so much of MY time.

On this occasion my husband answered the door while I was down stairs.  she told my husband that she would be back in 5 minutes even after my husband told them he wasn’t interested.  About 15 minutes later a sales lady came back.  At this time I had answered the door and wasn’t sure what had transpired 15 minutes prior to my answering the door.  After she had explained what had happened I reluctantly let her in…

On this particular day, I was very sad.  I felt weak and brittle.  I wanted to be alone so I can drown in my sadness : ).

After the presentation was over we went outside with the saleswomen to wait for her boss to pick her up.  She had asked me what I had done so far that day.  I had told her that I was reading a book about God and the illuminati.  She was very interested and started to ask questions.  She had told me what her beliefs were about God and why she doesn’t really pursue God or Christianity any longer.  She had been brought up in a religious family.  She had told me that there wasn’t much teaching on Gods love and mercy (not her exact wording but the same meaning).  She had told me she didn’t believe that a “GOD” would not love but only get angry and jealous.

I had told her that I grew up in a family kind of like that too and I understood what she was talking about.  I had told her that there are many who say they are Christians but don’t know Gods love.  I told her that there are many who say they are “CHRISTIANS” but are not really.  I told her that God loves all.  She had said she believes in a God or something bigger than her.  I told her that there is a GOD and there is a Satan like she was taught, but that God is loving and forgiving too.  We talked for about another 5 minutes on this topic.

Her boss pulled up and she walked out to the car, she turned back and ran up to me and gave me a hug, then another hug.  Not until that very moment did I know I was ministering to this young lady.  I thought I was just sharing my beliefs and she was sharing her beliefs.

On this particular day, God had different plans for me.  He did not want me laying around sulking.  God also had different plans for this young lady.  A seed was planted in her beautiful heart.

I pray that someone can come along and water it and nurture it.  I pray that God will mend her broken heart like he did for me.  I thanked God for this day.  For ministering to this young lady.  I thanked God for changing my plans.  I thank God that he forced me to take time out of my day for this young lady….