No matter what you may have heard about God,
He loves you and His love never fails.
It doesn’t matter what you have done in the past, who you are or what someone told you, God loves you more than you can imagine. He has plans to prosper you and He longs for a personal relationship with you.
You may have heard me speak or share a little bit about my faith in God. On this special page, I would like to take a few moments to introduce you to my faith, what I believe and how that faith literally saved me from death.
If you didn’t know, our faith in God can move
mountains and I am living proof of that.
I am not religious nor am I tied to a specific religion.
I am a follower of Jesus Christ.
Being a follower of Jesus Christ means that I have personal relationship with God through Jesus.
Having a relationship with God is not about joining a specific religion, following a set of rules, proving yourself “holy” enough or even about being a “good person.” If being a good person or having to be “holy” enough was a prerequisite to being able to personally connect with God, then I would be disqualified.
It is because of Jesus, that I am qualified to have a relationship with God. Jesus was good enough and holy enough for me, so that I don’t have to be because I am human. As a human, it’s not “if” I will make mistakes and fall short of God’s perfect way of being—which is love, it’s when will I fall?
Not only does Jesus qualify me to be perfect in God’s eyes, it is because of Jesus that I was set free from my traumatic and painful past that literally almost killed me emotionally, spiritually and physically
During the lowest point in my life, I attempted to take my own life and was addicted to cocaine trying to mask the pain from the sexual, physical and emotional abuse I endured from the time I was a toddler, until I was a young adult.
Right in the middle of that pain, God reached down to me and began to draw me in through His Holy Spirit. He literally set me free from drugs when I cried out to Him.
I then begin a journey of healing that started the day I allowed Jesus into my heart, believed that He was real and believe that He had died for my sins. The moment I believed, all the shame, condemnation and guilt I had from years of trauma and years of extremely wrong choices vanished instantly. I can still remember the physical and emotional release that happened that moment as I sat in a chair, asked Him to forgive me and asked Him to make me whole.
I continued my journey of healing by learning God’s truth in His manual for life called, The Bible. Through the Holy Spirit, understanding the Bible helped me to replace all the negative thoughts and fears from my painful past and replace them with the truth of God’s word.
I used to think I was worthless, stupid, ugly, no good, and that I was a mistake. I lived in an emotional prison of fear. People who knew me before, literally could not recognize the woman I had become and quite frankly neither could I. Right before knowing Jesus, I remember looking in the mirror and not recognizing the woman who looked back at me. For the first time, I was scared of who I had become. But understanding who God said I was, and that He put me here on this earth for a specific purpose by learning His truth in the Bible, set me free from all the negative beliefs other people and my life experience had instilled in me.
I spent almost my entire adult life in an emotional prison and Jesus set me free in an instant.
Jesus Changed My Life Forever.
Jesus is our connection to God, freedom here on earth and eternal life.
With all the uncertainty of the time we live in where financial stability seems nearly impossible, justice is compromised and our own painful past that affect how we live our lives today, God is there and He is waiting for you with open arms. He is the only one who can permanently set you free from your past, from this world and from yourself! He did this by sending His only son, Jesus Christ, to die for us, so that we can be free.
Becoming a Christ follower doesn’t guarantee you an obstacle free existence, but it does guarantee that God will restore you, help you to be strong and give you an abundant life.
If you have never had a relationship with Jesus, or perhaps you once did, but you’ve lost your way, we want to encourage you to pray this prayer and connect with us for the next steps on your journey with Jesus.
There is nothing magical about this prayer, it is simply an outward expression of your belief and the beginning of your faith walk as you allow Jesus into your heart.
Repeat after me:
God, I need you.
I am tired of doing things my way. Help me to start doing things your way. I ask that you forgive me for everything I have done that goes against your perfect love. I believe that Jesus died for me, so that I could be set free and have eternal life. Fill the emptiness in me with your Holy Spirit and make me whole. Help me to love you. Help me to live for you and help me to always walk in love like you have always loved me. Thank you for giving me a brand new start and a brand new life.
I want to be a follower of Jesus Christ, for the rest of my life. Amen.
If you have said this prayer with a sincere heart, we believe your spirit person has been “born again” and this is your new birthday. We want to welcome you into the Kingdom of God and help you with those next steps, so you can live the abundant life Jesus died for you to have. It’s really important to get connected to a Bible based body of believers to help you understand God’s word and grow in His ways. Save today’s date as a reminder that you have come to Christ in faith, trusting him as your Lord and Savior because as you trust in Him, your life will never be the same. This truly is the first day of your new life!