I was saved when I was 13 years old. I definitely felt Gods hand
in my life but it wasn't long until I started to backslide, or drift from
Gods will. The next two and a half years I spent out of His will. God's
hand in my life is very prevalent. He has blessed me with the best friends
in the world. They are good Christian influences and keep me accountable.
One of these friends was the first to ask me to attend a Bible study on Wed.
night. It was at that point in my life when I decided to follow Christ and
the example He set for all Christians through His life. That was three and
a half years ago. I must say I have grown quite a bit as a Christian since
that day. I as all other Christians go through peeks and valleys, or high
and low points spiritually.
Just recently I had become complacent with my Christian walk. About a
week ago God showed me a few things. Christ lived a sinless life. If you
think about how many times you sin in just a single week or day that fact
really becomes unfathomable. He could have had the earth at his control
and forced us to bow down at his feet, but he didn't. His people were the
weak, sick and poverty stricken people of Jerusalem. That's also kind of hard
to understand. But He didn't stop there. He gave his life a sinner's death.
Keep in mind that He had never sinned and how remarkable that is. He was
beaten almost to death and hung on a cross. He endured inconceivable pain
physically and mentally. Can you imagine how it must have felt for Christ
to be separated from His Father. And the amazing thing to me is that He gave
all this freely that I might have the chance to be in Heaven with him.
I dont deserve this.
I once heard that if you took a string and stretched it from one side of
your room to the other and take a pen and just make a little mark somewhere
on the string that the mark you made is too large to represent your life to
Eternity. In light of this, how can I waste a single day of my life not
doing what is in Gods will. There is a reason for everything. That includes
you. There is a reason for your life here on earth. I encourage you my
brothers and sister to stand firm in your faith. Continue to spread the
gospel. That is the great commission. There are people out there who are
willing to listen.
Your brother in Christ Jesus,