Turn Around..HE is right there!

Man Walking Towards Repentance

   Ever felt like you were just too far gone for Jesus to want you? Ever feel like you had too many mistakes in your past to be forgiven? Guess what, YOU are WRONG!! That is a lie of the enemy..the enemy(satan) wants you to believe those things. There is no sin too big for God to forgive…as long as you truly feel remorse and desire to know Him.  The first step is to admit that you have sinned. Come on, we all struggle with something..it is our choice how we react to whatever that “something” is.

1 John 1:8-10 (NKJV) ~ If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

Romans 10:9 ~ that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

   It is that simple my friends! Why choose to make it complicated?? Here are the facts: We are ALL sinners, and believing in Jesus is easy.  If you want to be forgiven, you have to repent. There are a few fake ways some try to pass off as real: God, I sure am sorry…(that I got caught.) {ouch} and God, I am really sorry and I hope I can do better next time. hmm…  Do you really think you have an intention to “change” ? It requires a real change, a heart change. When you do wrong, you actually grieve the Holy Spirit. See, the Holy Spirit is Jesus living in you(if you are a believer in Christ), not a ghost. I challenge you to look deep and question yourself… have I put my trust in Jesus? Am I saved? Have I been saved but chose to not truly let the Holy Spirit lead me? See…it is not too late..yet. That is grace, my friends. Grace is when God is patient with us, grace is when God gives us chance after chance just because He loves us.

   If you have not accepted the free gift of eternal life in Jesus because you think you are too messed up…Guess what? The devil is happy..because he has you right where he wants you. I didn’t deserve it any more than you do, it is a gift. Look at it like this: You have a huge bill and somebody comes along, and out of the goodness of their heart they pay your bill! Well, Jesus gave His life up on the cross..so that you and I could be made pure like Him..and be able to go to heaven.Jesus paid my bill!! Praise God!  See…when Jesus walked the earth people still didn’t believe. They continued in their evil ways..not listening..doing things their own way. God being loving and merciful as He is..gave us a choice. He doesn’t force us to believe. Believe and go to heaven..or don’t believe and go to hell.That is just the way it is, there is no candy-coating the facts! A gift..with a no return policy…a gift that requires faith…a gift that guarantees eternal life and all of the love and support you will ever need. We can’t earn salvation because we do good things or are good enough…we accept the gift of salvation because we need Jesus! Listen to this..you can’t lose your salvation either!!! Jesus doesn’t move away from believers..believers move away from Him. If you are saved but have turned away from Jesus, just turn around..He will be right there.

   If salvation was based on being “good enough”, face it..none of us could ever be saved.
   I would like to share a song with you…listen to the words and enjoy!

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   My friends…I want to share a quote with you:

When you experience grace and are loved when you do not deserve it, you spend the rest of your life standing on tiptoes trying to reach His plan for your life out of gratitude. ~Charles Stanley (from his book Handbook for Christian Living)

Ephesians 2:8-9 (NKJV) ~ For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

   My prayer is that you are blessed, challenged, and prompted by this message. Get in your Bible..it really is alive with TRUTH! The more you get to know Him..you will begin to crave Him more! Just turn around..He is there waiting. If you made a decision concerning your salvation or something else..tell somebody..share it!

   By the way..I am writing something on patience, and still plan to share a rock story with you. I write and post on my blog what God wants me to…and this is what He wanted me to write about today. Look for my next post..it will be about having a “relationship” and getting to know Jesus better.

           Until Next Time!

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