Life presents each of us with many choices and a myriad of paths we could travel. I made a decision 41 years ago to trust and follow Jesus Christ–a choice that changed the course of my life.
Although I had been a regular church attender, Sunday School teacher, and an ordained Ruling Elder, I never knew what it meant to have a personal relationship with Jesus. That all changed one Friday night at the altar of Hope United Methodist Church in Flint, Michigan. Since the day I received Christ, I have gone through many changes and overcome many challenges. Through it all, God has shown me His amazing grace, awesome love, power, provision, and protection.
I believe that the Bible is God’s Word, and that He speaks to me through His Word and leads me by His Holy Spirit. I believe that My Heavenly Father has my best interest at heart. I believe that my faith in Jesus will allow me entrance into God’s heavenly Kingdom and that my service to Him in this life will result in rewards in the next.
Simply said, I’m “betting everything” on Jesus–that He is who He says He is, and that He will do what He says He’ll do. Yes, you can count me “all in.” I have decided to follow Jesus–no turning back, no turning back.
think on these things…
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. ~John 14:6 (NKJV)
So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? ~Romans 8:31,32 (The Message)
And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God. ~1 John 5:11-13 (NKJV)