Do you know Jesus? Would you like to?
I accepted Him as my savior over 30 years ago on New Year's Day. Jim Bakker was on the PTL Club show interviewing an ex-drug addict. I thought, if Jesus can forgive a drug addict, maybe He can forgive me, too. I was 14. Just old enough to feel the burden of sin. That thought led to a month long journey of "finding" God. When I went back to school, I asked Kim, a girl on my bus, if I could go to church with her. I'm sure she was stunned. I went to church with her, and one of my neighbors, Pat, attended her church. From that point on, Pat showed up every Sunday rain or shine. I was going to church. She stood up to my mom, and weekly attendance was established. Period. No discussion. Better be sicker than a dog if I tried to back out! ~smile~ Thank God for Pat! By the end of the month, I'd walked the aisle, been baptised, and became a member of Rolling Hills Christian Church. Good salt-of-the-earth people.
My life changed slowly; but, I can honestly say, I'm nothing like I was. You seriously would not have wanted to know this angry teenager who had been told she was worthless until she believed it. It's been a long journey. God has transformed me. Reading His word has transformed me. Praying has transformed me. Worshiping God has transformed me. Being with God's people has transformed me. Thank you God!
Have you begun your story?
Let's start the new year right.
Examine your heart.
Talk with God. Repent of any sins. Ask God for forgiveness. Ask Jesus to be the Lord, the boss of your life.
It's the best new year's resolution I ever made or kept!
Have a terrific New Year's Eve and Day.
Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,
Happy at Home