First and foremost, I am a Christian.
Jesus Christ is my Lord, my hope, my everything. I pray to live in a way that glorifies Him, but unfortunately, I don’t always — I fail, but Jesus never faulters.
Many of you know my Savior; some of you don’t. Regardless, I pray for each of you. Every few months, I pray through my friends list, focusing on about five to ten friends a day until I reach the end. You are all precious to me.
Your lives matter to me, but even more importantly, I believe that every one of you matters deeply to my heavenly father–our loving creator. I respect your right to believe differently and to roll your eyes and scroll on. But because I’m convinced that Jesus Christ is the only path for true joy, peace, and eternal life without torment, I’d be a monster not to share, so bear with me.
God knows our hearts and minds even more intimately than we know ourselves. He knows we are a hot mess of sin. No matter how much we try, our human frailty is never enough. We glorify ourselves, we hate, we destroy, and we ache for something better—something more.
We ache to know Him, but we can’t on our own. He is loving, holy, perfect, and just. We long for that, but can’t even really fathom it. God created us in His image, but sin entered the world, infusing us with its toxins. We gravitate toward evil, and even when we try to do right, our motives are ultimately corrupt.
Jesus loved you enough to leave His heavenly throne and walk the hard and painful life of a persecuted man who lived in a time of oppression and division.
He lived a human life, fully God, yet fully man. Whatever your sorrow, He knows. He cares.
Jesus died for us. My transgressions against God justify my death and my eternal separation from Him, but His son took on a debt (my debt!) which I could never pay.
He rose again. I believe in the miracle of the resurrection, and I serve a risen savior. My God is a God who has conquered sin and death.
God reaches down and calls His people to Him so that we can trust in Him, believe in Him, surrender our own agendas to Him, and follow Him. To guide us in this, He’s given us His word (the Bible), and His Holy Spirit within us.
Those who trust in Him receive eternal life. It is only when we have peace with God that we can ever know real joy.
To those of us who love Jesus, this world is not our home. One day I will dwell with Him, free from this failing body, free to be who He created and intended me to be, fully at peace with Him, and free to know Him fully. In the meantime, I know I never walk alone.
If you don’t know Jesus and are interested, I encourage you to read the Gospels: the books of Mathew, Mark, Luke or John. (I suggest Matthew, but others recommend starting with John.) Feel free to message me if you want to know more.
Revelation 4:11 Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor an power,for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”
Psalm 139 O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the father, full of grace and truth.
Isaiah 53:3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also died once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,
John 3:36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead
Philippians 3:20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ
Philippians 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.