Hello all! Before the past few years, I never considered myself a religious person. I now find myself believing and saying things I once thought were crazy.. I realize you may think I’m crazy, and that’s ok! However, I believe these things and want to share them with you so they may help in your own spiritual journey or life walk.
God has helped me realize some things recently, which describe what I was feeling before I accepted what Jesus has done for us on the cross. I receive daily Bible verses from Heartlight.org, which come with a brief thought about the passage, as well as a prayer. The one I received this morning was spot-on. Please read Luke 23:1-4 so you can follow along. C’mon! It won’t make much sense to you if you don’t 🙂
Ever since I first learned about Jesus when I was 12, I found nothing wrong with Him. I thought of Him as the best role model and the most righteous human having walked the earth. I thought it was impossible for God to favor anyone, because He loves us all the same after all. Over the past few years, however, I have come to know Him in different way. I have come to understand that before Jesus, there was a veil separating man from God because of man’s sin. Before Jesus, burnt offerings were given as a sacrifice to God, for repentance and to atone for the sin of the offerer. Through Jesus giving up his life on the cross, He is the sacrificial offering, and is the atonement for all the world’s sins. He was resurrected and triumphed over death, as will all believers that receive the gift of salvation. All we have to do is accept Him, and God will take it from there.
The Trinity still baffles me at times, but I have refuge in these things I know for sure. Heartlight says this: “Finding nothing wrong with Jesus, even recognizing him as an important teacher or a righteous leader is not enough. Do we believe he is the Son of
God, our Savior and Lord? Are we willing to base our lives on his death, burial, and resurrection by confessing him and sharing with him in his saving work through baptism? Do we believe that he can transform us totally by pouring his Holy Spirit into our hearts and working his will in our lives? Jesus must be far more than a good guy and a great teacher. He must be our Lord! If he is not, then we will simply put him into the most convenient place in our lives rather than letting him totally transform us.”
If you believe this, please share in this prayer that Heartlight has shared with at least thousands of other believers.
Holy and righteous Father, please do your work in my life. I believe that Jesus, your Son, is the Messiah, my Savior and my Lord. I fully trust that he lived on earth as a human like me and that he gave up his life on the cross, that he was buried, and that you raised him from the dead. Please conform me to his character through the Holy Spirit who is at work in me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”
To enroll for daily Bible verses and other goodies, please go to Heartlight.org.
May God richly bless you!!