Thursday, September 27, 2012

Finding Jesus Through Faith...



Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. Hebrews 11:1
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13

Without having faith it is impossible to please God.  This may seem like it is totally obvious, but there are people who try to approach the Lord and His power without truly believing that He exists. I know that I did and I would throw in a prayer or two for good measure.  Then there were the times when something bad happened and I would be on my knees crying out to the Lord.  Yes the Lord would help me but when the crisis was over my time crying out to Him was as well.  That is not true faith and I don’t believe that it pleases the Lord at all.  I think that is why there are so many Christians out there living mediocre lives with Jesus. They don’t realize how powerful their walk could really be if they only opened the Bible and spent some quality time with Jesus daily.


It wasn’t until the Lord came through for me when I had lung cancer that I really began to understand the wonder working power in the blood of the Lamb.  How much He really does love us and really does want to spend time with us.  I think that the Lord truly rewards his children that take the time to genuinely seek Him out.  The best part about Jesus is He doesn’t expect us to be perfect.  He realizes that we are dust in the wind that He blew life into.  I know that my attempts are clumsy and I am not eloquent as some of the other writers are, but I truly love the Lord and am open to Him working in my life.  I think that is something He loves.


When I first decided that the first hour of my day was the Lords it was a life changing decision.  My day is more positive and as the Lord reveals Himself to me through prayer and His Word it is a great base for my entire day.  I have Jesus on my mind throughout my day.  I want to share Him with more people.  As I get into the habit of reading the Bible and just being still in His presence daily, I get hungry for more.  Overtime it begins to change the desires of my heart so that they are more in line with Lords.  So that I could be a woman after God’s own heart like David was.


I actually look back at my diagnosis of  lung cancer three years ago as a great blessing.  Had I not been given this gift I don’t think that I would have the walk that I do with Jesus today.  I will never forget the dread that filled me that day when the doctor said those four little words to me.  “You have lung cancer” it is a literal death sentence and the largest killer of men and women in America today.  My first immediate instinct was to fall to my knees.  I knew that in my heart the Lord Jesus Christ would be my equalizer.  He was with me through every step.  He taught me that in the midst of terror not worry that He would be with me through it all.  Boy was He ever!!!  Jesus truly met me right where I was and where I am at today.  He filled me with so much joy that my mind, body and spirit could not contain it.  You see no matter how great your husband or your family is when you face your mortality, you face it alone.  Or so I thought.  I didn’t have to face anything alone Jesus was right there with me through it all.  Today three years later after finishing a barrage of tests I am still cancer free!!!  Thank you Jesus!!!  You continue to bless me with YOUR love and that joy unspeakable!!!


He will be there for anyone who asks Him to come into their heart as their Savior. If you want a new life in Christ Jesus, ask Him into your heart today.  Simply pray this:  Lord Jesus Christ, I believe that you took the pain of the cross to give me new life. I ask you to come into my heart and to give me your peace and joy. I confess that I am a sinner that I have gone my own way and have done wrong. Please forgive me for my sins. I receive you now as my Lord and Savior. Please fill me with your Holy Spirit. Help me to follow you and to serve you all my life. Thank you, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.  If you prayed that prayer you are a new creature in Christ Jesus!   I know that He will take my hand and lead me through every part of my life if I allow Him into it.  That He will provide me with everything I need to make it through each day.  His gracious love never fails me and when He is the center of my heart and life my spirit flourishes in His transforming light.  He will do the same for you, You only have to ask…

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