Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile."
How often do we sit around people and not even think about their enternal life?
We are so quick to tell someone the latest movie thats out or a new book to read, or Oh have you heard about this new resturant??!
But yet we keep our mouths shut and don't dare to say anything to anyone lest we offend someone or appear "weird" or be called "the jesus person"
I don't want to do that anymore. I want to shout loud and clear from the rooftop, from my truck, from my balcony, from the Target makeup section, from EVERYWHERE I GO That I know Jesus and he has completely changed my life and saved me from a life of despair and heartache and YOU CAN TOO!!!
"For by GRACE you have been saved through FAITH; and that not of yourselves, it is a gift of God; not as result of WORKS , so that no one may boast." Ephesians 2:8-9
You can't get to Heaven by doing good works. Giving money to relief, being a nice person, helping old ladies cross the street, it is not something that you can do. You have to have an active Faith in God and realize that you are a sinner and only he can save you from your sins!!
Romans 3:23 says For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
We are all sinful creatures. We were made sinful and there is nothing, NOTHING you can do to avoid that!!
back to Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death but the fist of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord!!
We are sinners from birth and have no god redeeming qualties but yet " But God demonstrates his own love toward ys, in that whiel we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
Now I don't know about you but when someone is going comepletely against what I want and like and doing their own thing and ignoring me I am not exactly in a kind hearted mood towards them. Thats exactly how we were to Jesus, but yet he DIED for us!! DIED! Suffered on the cross a horrible painful death, but he did it for us.
I don't deserve that.
And neither do you.
But he did it because he loved us.
So that we could follow him and have eternal life.
"if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved"! (Romans 10:9)
Ummm thats pretty awesome!!
And what happens after you decide to follow Jesus?
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:1)
And really my favorite verse that for me just shows what being a child of God is.
Who shall seperate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or [persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?.. I am CONVINCED that neither death, not life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor ANYTHING ELSE in all creation, will be able to seperate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I know that Jesus loves me and died for me and has prepared a place for me in heaven. Knowing him rocks my world. I can't imagine life without him and really don't know how people function without him in their lives. I'm no theologan and I have a hard time getting things out the right way but I just want you to know that I KNOW JESUS and You should too! If you have any questions please leave a comment or tweet me CharityBrooke sometimes I suck at explaining things but I would LOVE to show you my Saviour!