Just as Jesus Christ has died for me and my sins, I would do the same, well I would do similar: die in His name…
I was just thinking today, as I prayed to God, “Wow, you know I could never repay my debts to God. I sin every day and it hurts me to think that Jesus went through everything He did because I’m a sinner; I’m a mess up. What do I do to deserve His forgiveness and redemption?” Then another question hit me: “What if someone came after me and said ‘Renounce the name of God.'” And it was life or death? Well, my friends, I’d die in the name of Jesus Christ. I have faith in my Lord that He will provide for me and take care of me, though. I have faith that I may never have to face that situation.
I fear God, but not man. Now, it’d be a fib to say that I wouldn’t shake in my boots if someone was coming at me, I’d surely be scared. But, I’d be even more scared if come Judgement Day, Jesus denied me in front of His Father, denied me the Kingdom of Heaven, just because I feared man and denied Him. I want nothing more than to be in Heaven. I know there’s so much more to life than just my earthly and worldly body life. I love Him. I follow Him. I’m a sinner and I’ll be a sinner until the Last Days, but I know He will forgive me.
I pray for myself for guidance and strength and I pray for everyone else that they may open their eyes and hearts. Walk by faith, not by what you see. Trust in Him, that He will provide and take care of you. He loves you unconditionally. You may go through trials and tribulations, but that’s exactly what they are: trials. God wants to make you and your faith in Him stronger. No one knows why He lets bad things happen to innocent people, but that’s my explanation. I will forever just have faith in Him that He knows what He’s doing and trust in the Lord.
*Thank you, God, for all that I have and all that I will have. I trust you will provide and get me through any obstacle that may come my way. Help make me a better person each and every day and make good decisions. If I may fall from You, help me get up. Give me strength and give me guidance to make tough decisions. Let others see Your light who may not know You. Thank you. In Your name, Amen.*
Folks, give your heart to God today. Or if you already know Him, take some time out of your day to thank Him for everything He’s done for you. Just thank Him for letting you wake up today, for tomorrow is never a guarantee.
I love you all,
Ms Ari Marie