Jesus desires to be the Lord of your life. In life we all face hardships. The loss of employment, death of a spouse and betrayal of friends are realities many people face. During these times a sense of God's peace prevails in the lives of those who know Him. These people are not shaken --- a foundation is established in their lives that is stronger than the storms of life.
Jesus brings purpose and meaning into our lives. When we are in a relationship with Jesus He guides our steps through the power of the Holy Spirit. As we study the Bible and through prayer we are shaped and the decisions we make in life are what the Lord created us for. True meaning and joy is found in a life that has purpose.
Knowing Jesus is God's gift to us. No one is able to live a sinless life. We are all in need of redemption, forgiveness and release from the sins in our lives. Each of us has chosen to live apart from God. Yet God in His love for us made a way that we may be united with Himself through the sacrificial death of Jesus. This is the Easter celebration. With Jesus there is forgiveness and a fresh start to life. He takes us as we are and transforms our lives into something new.
To accept Jesus and acknowledge Him as the Lord of your life pray this prayer:
Lord Jesus I ask You to come into my life. I have been living apart from You. Today I realize I need You. So here I am. I open my heart to You. Fill me and guide me with the Holy Spirit. I desire to know You. Cleanse me and make me new. I will live my life for You. Amen
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Friday, January 19, 2018