I was born into a Christian family and was in church from the very first week I was born. I know that many would look on my parents as being over-protective or too sheltering, and there were many times in my adolescence that I thought the same, but looking back I am so grateful for how I was raised. I was taught the truths of the Bible from a very early age. I learned that all men were sinners and that Christ died to pay for their sins. I learned that if I wanted to go to heaven, I needed to agree with God about my sinful condition and accept His free gift of forgiveness and make him the Lord of my life. I also learned that if I rejected His forgiveness the only other option was to go the Hell when I died, a place that was never meant for me. I later learned more and grew in my understanding of the Gospel, but at age 12, this was enough. One day after school I yielded to the conviction of the Holy Spirit and put my confidence and trust in Jesus Christ.
Life has not been perfect since then and no one said it would be. Every day is a struggle and a decision to walk with God. I come to the end of many days and wonder, "Why I didn't talk to God all day? Why did I let another day go by with out growing closer to Him?" But He is always faithful. Hebrews 13:5 is talking about being content with what you have in Christ when it says, "... I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee". Even when I fail Him, God still promises to be faithful to me. You can't beat a love like that.
If you find this post and you don't know my Jesus but you want to know more, please, fell free to contact me! I will be glad to help you in any way I can, even if you just need someone to hear your story. I will also be glad to help you meet my Jesus for yourself.
As Christ was getting ready to go to the cross and die for our sins, He was giving His disciples some final words of instruction and comfort. I want to share with you one of those verses of comfort that I think is both beautiful and reassuring.
Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid.