Rose

Prayer Warrior


Favorite Bible Verse:

"This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 119:24

"But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin." 1 John 1:7

Christian Since: I was raised Catholic. I went to Church, was Baby Baptized, went to Confession, etc. I took Communion each Sunday, and yet I did NOT personally know Christ! God seemed far away from me, like somewhere out in Space. I'd think to myself I wasn't that bad! Sure I'd lie and steal, etc... But my good deeds must surely outnumber my bad ones. I thought for sure God wouldn't send me to Hell. I mean, at least I never killed anyone! Not knowing one day I would find myself so hopeless, that I attempted Suicide. {GOD had other plans though! I'm still here!}

I'd go to Confession and tell my sins to a priest. Yet, TRUE Confession was never really in my mind or heart. I'd walk home still feeling the heavy weight of my sins on my shoulders. Then in no time, I'd go and repeat the same sins all over again! I never really "REPENTED." By that I mean, I never changed my mind about sinning. In fact, why would I stop sinning? I enjoyed sin. I thought I was so smart, because most of the time, I'd never even get caught.

Years later, I saw the lives of my friend's parents transform right before my eyes! They claimed to become Born Again Christians. They were no longer dysfunctional. Now they were always wanting to read their Bibles, have Bible Study, and always talking about JESUS. I also noticed that now when I'd walk into their home, I could sense something else was different. I could actually feel LOVE in the air. I told them I want what you have! They said it was JESUS.

I later began going to their Bible Study, and their Non-Denominational Church. I found the People there so alive and overflowing with love for God, love for the Scriptures, and love for each other!

One day at Church in 1995, I heard a Sermon on ROMAMS 6 that was life changing for me:

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23

After I heard that, it felt as if my world stopped.

"For the wages of sin is death;"

I remember thinking: "DEATH?! But I thought the wages of sin was getting yelled at, or hit, or telling my sins to the Priest... DEATH?!" Then I began to think about the Cross... The price of my sins was very high. DEATH. Death of JESUS on a cross. I started to see for the first time, how much God must hate sin. My mind flooded with memories of my sins. Including all of those I thought I had gotten away with. I now realized that nothing was hidden, God saw it all. He knew because He was there every time I sinned.

I remembered the last part of the Verse.

"but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

And I understood why Jesus suffered and died on the cross... For me. It was God's gift of His Love and Grace. By Grace, I mean, God's Mercy and Favor, that I don't deserve.) Jesus died for my sins, because He Loves me. He paid the price for my sins that I could never pay. As I thought of my many sins, I could stand it no more! I cried out to God to forgive me!!! Suddenly, I felt a huge weight just lift off of my shoulders! I felt total freedom and God's incredible LOVE! I also began to see God as Holy for the first time! Jesus, who was without sin, took upon Himself all of my sins.

"Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!" John 1:29b

My heart, mind and life changed that day! I began to hate sin, and wanted instead to live to please God. I found that I can't earn Salvation by any works of my own doing. Jesus paid the ultimate price for my sins, HIS OWN LIFE! I realized that Jesus took my sins and nailed them to the cross with Him. I no longer had to carry them. Jesus paid it all in full. It was finished. Then, three days later, Jesus Rose from the dead!!! He defeated death, hell, and the grave! GLORY TO GOD!!

I began to hunger for the Word of God. Reading my Bible is food for my spirit! It's where I go to find: Wisdom, God's Will, Comfort, Healing, Hope, Refreshment, Peace, Rest, ETC. EVERYTHING I NEED!

(Jesus said;) "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4

The Lord gave my life new purpose and meaning. For the first time I was able to love myself. I started seeing People differently, I was able to look at them and love them too. I find that being a Christian is a wonderful journey in following Jesus each day! It's all about a real relationship with Jesus Christ, not just when I get to Heaven, but actually here and now!

Jesus saved me and set me free! He gave me new eyes to see what is only temporary, and what is IMPORTANT, the things that are ETERNAL! Jesus totally turned my life around! I am so grateful! I daily watch for His Return! I long to see Him face to face, and live with Him forever!!! PRAISE THE LORD!!!

Home base: U.S.A.

Career: I'm a wife, mother, grandmother & homemaker. I'm also a 'fisher of men' for God! I love my job!

Hobbies: I like painting Bible Verses or Words on Rocks, polishing them, and leaving them for people to find. Or just looking out my window, and finding God speak without words, a little sermon. I also enjoy: Reading the Bible, Devotion & Hymn Books, I listen to Christian Music. I love Listening to Sermons online. Sometimes I make up little songs to God, and sing my Heart Cries to Him. Or I may put my thoughts in a journal, or write poems, or prayers. I like to draw, sew, creating new recipes, and I LOVE talking to anyone and everyone about JESUS!

Why I love the Lord: I love the LORD because He first loved me, and He sent His only begotten Son Jesus to die for me! I am forever grateful! I also love the LORD because I know He spends every minute of my day with me! I love hiding His Word in my heart, so I won't sin against Him. (Psalm 119:11) I love talking to Him, and listening too...Anytime at all! People may let me down at times, the LORD won't ever! He is Faithful and True! Wherever I am it's the top of the world! I want to shout my love for God telling everyone JESUS SAVES!!! I pray that others will know and love Him too!

"But God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

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TO ALL WHO READ THIS, may I ask if you feel the way I used to? Have you heard a lot about Jesus, yet, you still don't really personally know Him? In all sincerity, seek the LORD today! Ask God, "What does the Cross of Christ have to do with you?"



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