Hello friends. My Christian journey began at an early age. Church was a regular occurrence for me growing up. At about five or six, I gave my life to the Lord without truly knowing the meaning behind what I was doing. Do not get me wrong, however. I am thankful I did because God has kept me over the years, but my lack of knowledge caused me much suffering.
I have always believed in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, but I will admit, I have not always lived a life that showed that. Ultimately, this is the reason I suffered.
No servant is able to serve two lords; for either he will hate the one, and he will love the other; or he will cling to one, and he will despise the other. You are unable to serve God and mammon (Luke 16:13).
The one who is not with me is against Me; and the one who does not gather with me scatters (Matthew 12:30).
The definition of scattered is to throw in various random directions and that is exactly how my mind felt unstable and all over the place. Straddling the fence was keeping me stagnant. Today, however, I declare that I am the daughter of the Most High. The Great I Am. The All-Sufficient One. The one true God.
I hate feeling confused to not confuse you let me briefly explain. We are in a battle and what is at stake is our soul. Good vs evil and it is not flesh and blood that we wrestle with. This is not a fight we as humans can win alone. God knew this before he created us, and it has always been a part of his plan to give us a way out. A savior. God’s son, whom he sent, to be born of a virgin woman to become flesh so that he can atone for all sins. The crucifixion was necessary. It was Jesus taking on the world’s punishment.
The world will have you believe that there are many ways to God, there is but only one way to The Great I AM and that is his son, Jesus.
Go in through the narrow gate for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to death. And many are the ones who go through it. For narrow is the gate, and constricted is the way that leads into life, and few are the ones who find it (Matthew 7:13-14).
Read what is written, my friend. We do not have time to listen to the world. Thankfully, we have hope! For it is written:
If you confess the Lord Jesus with your mouth and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth, one confesses unto salvation. For the scripture says, everyone believing on Him will not be put to shame (Romans 10: 9-11).
I need not add anything to that, my friend. The way to The Father is right there before you! This is only the beginning of your journey as a warrior for Christ. There is much to learn and no time to waste. Once you give your life to God you can bank on the attacks which are sure to come. Read my previous post on how to prepare. No words will soothe your soul like the bible. Let it be your most important study tool, but also research independently so that you know God for yourself.
It is a finished work, my friend. Be blessed and be encouraged. With God, we can not fail.