The True Blessing In Obedience

For more than a year now, I’ve been battling with depression, anxiety, and occasional panic attacks. Many nights have I groaned and wept and got frustrated with myself for these weaknesses. I have been longing for my recovery and I am still waiting and praying for it to happen. But I see God using this long season of pain, brokenness, and loneliness to draw me closer to Him. And I desire to bear much fruit despite what I am going through.

I am thankful that as I am spending more time with the Lord, especially after very recent traumatic experiences, I get more comfort from Him. But in other days and nights, I have been groaning and crying to God still. Sometimes my tears were associated with the struggles I mentioned but at other times, they come as I battle with myself. The Lord requires me obedience in a certain area of my life. I decided to follow but as I do, it strips me away of every control that I have in it. And He requires me to give away to Him more as I continue. It is tough but I really want to obey. And so, I have to fight against my flesh day by day. Sometimes though, I would ask Him why even though I know there is a greater purpose behind it.

Having sinful human nature, our flesh delight more to rebel than to obey.

In 1 Samuel 15, we would read about the disobedience of Saul towards God. Saul was instructed to strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they haveincluding men and women, children and infants, and all their livestock. Saul went as commanded and destructed the Amalekites with the edge of the sword. However, he and the people spared Agag (the king of Amalek), the best of their livestock, and all that was good, destroying only those that were despised and worthless.

When Saul was confronted by Samuel, he claimed that he had obeyed the voice of the Lord. But his obedience was partial. He even tried to justify his disobedience by pointing the fault to the people with him, and that the animals were spared to be offered as sacrifices to the Lord. But Samuel, receiving the word from the Lord, could not be fooled. We would read in verse 3, “Saul and the people spared…” Saul even went to Carmel to build up a monument for himself and went down to Gilgal where he stated was the place to sacrifice the animals that they have spared.

“And Samuel said, ‘Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.” (1 Samuel 15:22 ESV)

The Lord delights in obedience than burnt offerings and sacrifices. Hence, God rejected Saul as king of Israel for he turned his back from following Him and had not performed His commandments (v.11, 26). Saul confessed that he had sinned because he feared people more than God. Despite this, he was still more concerned about his standing and reputation with the elders and the people, so, he pleaded Samuel to honor him before them, and to return with him that he may bow before God. “So Samuel turned back after Saul, and Saul bowed before the Lord” (v.31).

Saul was able to bow before the Lord as Samuel had changed his mind. However, at the last verse of the chapter, it was written: “And the Lord regretted that he had made Saul king over Israel.” Here we see that God does not change his mind regarding a decision he has made.

The Lord promises His presence in our lives when we choose to obey Him.

In the first chapter of the book of Haggai, we would read about the command of God to rebuild the temple and the obedience of the people to His voice. When the people obeyed, the Lord declared through His messenger, Haggai, “I am with you.” (v. 13). The same is promised in Matthew 28:20, “And behold I am with you always, to the end of the age.” This promise wasn’t given to just anyone, but to those who obey the great commission.

Oftentimes, we decide based on our own desires, or to please other people that we reject what we know God has already told us. And like Saul, it is easy to justify our disobedience to the Lord by saying, “I intend to offer this to You, Lord, for Your glory.” Some things in our life may feel good and look pleasing, but regardless if those things which God does not give us approval seem right, and regardless of how we sincerely want to do them and offer them for His glory, our disobedience is still a sin. Again, obedience is better than sacrifice. God is not glorified in our rebellion, nor does He bless the fruits of our rebellion. For if it was so, then, God could’ve changed His mind in sending out Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden. But here we are, reaping the terrible consequences of the fall. In His sight, partial obedience is still disobedience. He is not pleased in our turning away from His voice and commandments.

Several times, I’ve heard my pastor say, “We can only be protected by God when we’re under His covering.” We leave God’s covering when we disobey. We see that in Saul’s disobedience. God rejected Him as king of Israel. Adam and Eve were enjoying close fellowship with God until they rebelled. The same will be true for us. Unless we follow the Lord, we will never experience and enjoy a deeper relationship with Him. Our obedience also testifies about our love for the Lord. Jesus said,

“If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” (John 14:15 ESV)

If we know the Lord tells us to do one thing yet we do otherwise, it exposes our love for something else more than Him. It declares that that something is more important than the Lord Himself. And something that is more important than God is an idol.

Our God is not a controlling God. It is not His will for His children to suffer, unless, it is for righteousness’ sake. His desire for our obedience is meant for our good—to mold us in Christ-likeness—, not harm. He knows the consequences we will reap if we keep turning our backs from following Him and that is not part of the good plans He has for His children. This is why He wants us to follow Him.

The perfect example of obedience is our Lord Jesus Himself. If He did not do as He ought to, there would have been no hope for mankind and no one will be spared from the wrath of God. And we, being the recipient of God’s grace and mercy through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, are called to walk in the same manner. The message of the Gospel wouldn’t have been spread if the disciples and apostles did not do as He commanded. In the many stories of victory in the Bible, God was with those faithful servants, prophets, and Christ-followers who obeyed Him.

Do we not desire God’s presence in our lives? What more do we want, that we choose to rebel than to trust that if we obey, we have the assurance that we are walking in His will? As we follow Him, we have the security that we will receive the promise He has for those who are faithful and obedient to Him. If we truly love the Lord, and if He truly is Lord in our lives then we know what we should be doing and we should be doing it.

Obedience to God is not an easy thing. It requires turning away from the sins we indulge in, letting go of our deep desires which He does not want for us, and giving Him total control in our lives trusting that He knows what is best. The flesh doesn’t want that. It is a tough battle. But the Lord is with us. He will grant us the grace and the strength we need as we choose to follow Him. All these will give God much glory which is infinitely better than anything we offer Him apart from obedience. He is not pleased with the counterfeit glory we decide to give Him to cover up our disobedience to His voice.

The true blessing in obedience is God himself. There is no greater blessing on earth and in heaven than Him. As followers of Christ, we ought to want that. And we will do everything to have that no matter what it would cost us because we need nothing else but Him.

 


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Psalm 13: I Will Trust in Your Steadfast Love

One of the hardest parts of my life has often been waking up in the morning frail. Today is one of those days. My heart is heavy and throbbing but I often go to sleep at night with comfort and in peace. Even though I experience this for years already, it is still hard for me to understand and I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to this.

I continued my daily spiritual discipline: to pray and read the Scriptures before I get up from my bed. More than ever, it is my desire to know my Lord Jesus that I may be able to walk closer with Him, despite these struggles. I read the 14th chapter of the book of Mark today. And receiving the word from verses 34-36, I was reminded that Jesus, being fully man and God, is never unaware of all the afflictions this life brings. He actually walked the worst path bearing the sins of mankind. This particular event happened in Gethsemane before Judas betrayed Jesus:

And he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch.” And going a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” (Mark 14:34-36 ESV)

We can take comfort in this truth: Jesus understands our sorrows and His perfect obedience to the Heavenly Father was to deliver us from sin and the painful reality of this temporal life and to give us hope in the glorious day that was promised to come. But while we are on this fallen world, we are to take up our cross and follow Him.

I am still learning day by day. I must admit that there are times when the hurt is just unbearable or my flesh is really pulling me down, wanting immediate comfort than endure the unknowns the day is going to bring. It is hard even though I am aware of God’s promise of new mercy and compassion each morning.

Earlier, I wanted to remain in my bed to sleep or to stare at the ceiling and self-loathe because of this stubborn desire to drown in the depths of my complex mind. Present my hows and whys to the Lord or beat me up for the regrets and I-should-haves in the distant past. Yet God is too wise to leave me with no other places or people to run to but Him. Take up your cross and live this day, Kath.

I defeated my flesh! Thank You, God, for the grace. I got up to open my laptop, reminding myself of the online course I enrolled myself to. But I saw the Psalm 13 song in my Music folder and in curiosity listened to it, and while reading the actual Psalm 13 in the Bible, the tears I kept holding back welled and fell down from my tired eyes suddenly. Now, I am here typing this post (I’ll go back to check my course, don’t worry).

How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I take counsel in my soul
and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;
light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”
lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.

But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,
because he has dealt bountifully with me.

(Psalm 13:1-6 ESV)

Many times, I have asked and pleaded the same things with God. There were days, especially in the past, when I felt like He has hidden from me. How heartbreaking it is to feel that the One who loved me truly and deeply seemed to turn away from me… Leaving questions unanswered… allowing painful things to happen. But as I continue reading the Word, I get the assurance that the Lord speaks. My groanings and cries never fall on deaf ears. All He asks is for me to trust Him.

God asks us to trust Him. Trust Him enough to listen and follow His Word knowing His love is unfailing. The steadfast love of the Lord has brought us salvation through Christ, and in this, our hearts shall rejoice. To Him shall our souls bring songs and praises. In the abundance of His goodness, He redeemed us from His wrath. He never left us in our helpless and vile state but delivered us from sin’s curse. How much more will He not give us the grace to carry our cross, especially, through the days when we are most frail? We may be weak but God is strong and omnipotent. Even if things in our lives seem to fall apart, they fall on His mighty hands that work wonders and miracles. He holds all things together. Because our God is sovereign, wise, and immutable, those who put their trust in Him will not be shaken nor be put to shame. Thank You, Father.

 

Journal Entry: God Remains the Same (10/15/2015)

“Long ago you laid the foundation of the earth
and made the heavens with your hands.
They will perish, but you remain forever;
they will wear out like old clothing.
You will change them like a garment
and discard them.
But you are always the same;
you will live forever.” (Psalm 102:25-27 NLT)

We all have but a little time on earth. But so many things on that span come and change. And we all have but a short life to chase and run after those we built in a matter of years and lost in the blink of an eye.

Are we here to live as though walking on a treadmill?

Walking but not going anywhere?

Getting but never able to keep holding?

Oh, dear, change happens a lot and I understand the fear of losing things and people and sight of familiar places. But that is why we need God. He is constant. He stays. He remains the same. He lives and loves you forever. And yes, He never changes His mind.

 


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God is Our Protector, He Never Slumbers

I have a deep hole in my heart that always longed for a protector. It may not be a surprise as I never grew up with a father nor a father-figure. I had to learn to make better and wiser choices at an early age because no one was going to be around for me if ever I get into trouble or if anyone tries to hurt me. However, I also grew up receiving mental, verbal, and emotional abuse. It was quite the norm. And it was hard to think that perhaps, it was easier for people to do that because no one was standing up for me. There were times I reached out to others for help, but they failed. This was one of the reasons why I often felt so alone, especially, when I was not yet a Christian.

The abuses and painful experiences brought negative psychological—and physical—effects which still linger and torment me long after I had forgiven the people who wronged me. I groan. I cry. I ask so many whys. I suffer until now and very recently, experienced abusive behaviors again. I groan. I cry. I ask so many whys again. I couldn’t understand why from the same people who I trusted, who prayed for me, and spoke concern about my situation came accusations, bitterness, and bursting anger… leaving me deeper wounds knowing they are in the family of believers. I asked God, “How can they sleep at night knowing they hurt someone so badly?”

I felt so tired of people using me, giving me false accusations, and taking advantage of me. I longed for someone to defend me. I was desperate for help. I wasn’t seeking revenge. I just needed them to realize the truth. And through these recent painful events, God frequently gave this word to me:

“The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” (Exodus 14:14 ESV)

It was comforting but at the same time, hard to believe. When you are used to trying to fight alone and stand up for yourself, it is not easy to grasp the truth that someone is going to do that for you, right? This was a reality for me. But I battle with that doubt because, at the same time, the Lord often told me to have faith and believe in the words He spoke as I read the Scriptures daily. I need to be still and trust that God will fight for me and that whatever I ask for in prayer according to His will, will be done.

Last night, I met with an older sister in Christ at church and we studied about God’s trustworthiness. In this battle with struggles, pain, and loneliness, it is a wonderful gift to be reminded of how safe we are in the arms of our Father.

“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” (Matthew 6:13 ESV)

One of the wonderful aspects of God found in the Lord’s prayer is that He protects. This reminder is encouraging to me. Even though we ought to count our trials as joy (see James 1:2) since these surely come our way as Christians, we are taught to pray for God to deliver us from them. As it was stated in ESV Study Bible (p.1832): “for hardship and temptation make obedience more difficult and will sometimes result in sin”. And sin, as we know it, mar our fellowship with Him. How great is it then, that God is eager to rescue us if only we ask? He offers the best protection and as we depend on Him, He leads us to paths of righteousness and helps us walk in His good, pleasing and perfect will.

God isn’t just our Master, He is our Protector. How beautiful is that truth for someone who has always yearned and longed for safety! As I look to it, even if injustices are done and falsehood are thrown against me, I am grateful He protects me from sinning and even draws me closer to Him.

“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.” (Psalms 121:1‭-‬8 ESV)

For God’s children, this life is like a long painful journey in a foreign place. This world is not our home but our experiences here prepare us to where we truly belong in the afterlife. In Psalm 121, we would see how the psalmist looks to the Lord, who made heaven and earth, for help. This is the same Lord who keeps us as we choose to walk through the narrow way.

If our hearts are fully set on God, there is no way we will stumble; he will not let our foot be moved (v. 3). It is important to note that this holds true for those who are faithful to Him. Oftentimes, the reason we slip is that we take our focus from God. When we don’t ask for and receive His protection, He is not to be blamed for the wounds our own sinfulness cause us. He does not delight nor participates in our works of disobedience and pursuit of selfish desires since He is holy, holy, holy. He does rescue us from the evil snares but it is foolishness to think that God blesses our willful ignorance of His direction in our lives. Hence, we have to make sure our decisions are also aligned with His purpose for His greater glory. We need to keep in step with the Spirit (read Gal. 5:16-25) to be able to walk in the right manner.

God Neither Sleeps Nor Slumbers, He Will Keep Us Forever

There were moments when I feel scared in the night since I am living on my own. I have no one to call in case there is an emergency or I encounter a life-threatening situation. But God has been guarding me. One morning, I woke up and figured out that I forgot to lock the door of my apartment. I was honestly thankful that no one broke in. I couldn’t help but think of His unfailing compassion and faithfulness as He watches over us even when we are taking a good night’s sleep.

Isn’t it amazing to think that our Lord, the Lord of hosts who keep us neither sleeps nor slumbers (v. 4)? When the evening comes, and fears overwhelm us or threats of danger occurs, we can trust that God is there to calm us. When tears well up in our eyes and loneliness wrap around us in the dead of night, there He is to listen to our prayers and cries. When pain haunts us in the middle of our sleep, God is right there to make it cease. God is true to who He is, so, He will never make promises He couldn’t keep. We can get some rest after a tiring and painful day or even face the unknowns and dread both day and nighttime brings knowing that He is our ever-watchful Protector who will keep us from evil, and will keep our lives as well both now and forever (v. 7).

One thing my pursuit of a closer relationship with the Lord in this tough season blesses me is that His truth becomes even more real to me than it ever was before. It is often in the night when all sorrows of this life haunt me. I long for this cup to be taken away from me, but like the Lord Jesus Christ prayed in Gethsemane, I ask from God, “nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will” (Matt. 26:39). I would groan and pour myself out to Him and listen for His Word. Then in my brokenness, I would close my eyes and go to sleep asking Jesus to help and comfort me. And He comes.

“In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
(Psalm 4:8 ESV)


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Journal Entry: God is With You Wherever You Go (Saturday 03/08/2013)

Lately, I’ve realized that almost all good things come to an end. I’ve learned that everything in this world is so temporary. Except for God and His wonderful love, nothing on earth will last forever. Even this place will someday be gone. This life is full of uncertainties. One moment you are holding on to something and then you’ll wake up finding out that it has already come down to nothing. People come and go. Even memories fade. What will be left that will never leave? I cannot tell. And so my heart aches. This must be the reason why God doesn’t want us to get attached to everything life on earth offers because nothing here is permanent. The only constant thing in this world is change. And it’s hard to embrace change. Seriously, I always come to a point when I fear that time might leave me behind. Because I have a habit of holding on to people who made me feel that I exist… long after things already refused to stay the same. And I guess it’s something which God teaches me. God must’ve been telling me,

“My child, move on. Go on. Walk further. Walk farther from where you are and from where you’ve been. Leave the past. Live your present life and look forward to your future. Your future is not in what had passed, it is in Me.”

God must’ve been wanting me to continue to step closer to Him. Because He holds it all. And I might not be able to reach the place He has prepared for me if I always look back and choose to stay. He must be asking me to leave all the loads I carry behind. Because He wants me to focus and He wants me to be stronger that I may be able to bear what lies ahead. And I cannot be stronger if I depend on things which already left me. I cannot be stronger if I don’t fight the battle between the old me and the present me. If I don’t take steps forward I will not get anywhere. And I will always get left behind.

“Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” (Joshua 1:9)

Things that come to an end… People who leave… Memories that fade… All these have shown me how this life can be lonelier than it already is. This life is harder when the things you hold onto started to leave you. Through these situations, God tells me that everything which seems to be everything is actually nothing. But God is truly everything. He never leaves and His love endures forever. There is more to life He gives than to what life on this world offers. Someday, this place will be gone. Everything in it will fall down. All the things I valued on earth will crash in front of my eyes. I will be left with nothing. But I will take courage for I will still have God and will have everything. He will always be with me wherever I go. He will be with me forever. And right now, all I wanted to learn is to hold on to His love, because it is what will never change. His love will never ever change. Neither will it ever end.

 


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Stripping Away Wimpiness: A Reformation in my Writing

I am very much aware that I don’t have many readers or followers in this blog. My primary purpose in creating this years ago was to have a place where I could express myself freely aside from my personal journal, especially, when it comes to my faith in the hopes that someone would stumble upon my posts. (If you are reading this, I would be glad if you let me know.) I had been doing the same to my other social media accounts—before I decided to turn them down for an indefinite period of time—however, I have always felt that my words are limited and that those platforms could also be too distracting.

In the third quarter of 2018, I had a desire to run a separate blog with more biblical content. This blog is my personal project for 2019 and if the Lord wills, I will launch it. As a woman, I have started to feel sick reading a lot of posts promoting self-esteem, watered-down gospel, or Bible verses which are taken out of context by pages that claim to be Christian. While they may mean well, it is the last thing a true Christian woman needs. It hurts for me to see other women being content and satisfied with what they read on the internet or the devotional books available in the market. They go ahead reposting a “godly” content without testing everything in it with the truth in the Bible.

According to John Piper, “Wimpy theology makes wimpy women.”

What makes a woman’s theology wimpy? It is the lack of motivation and delight in the deeper study of the Word. As long as the message communicates to our present circumstances or triggers good feelings in our hearts, it is enough. It is the laziness to meditate and hide God’s truth in our hearts. Sadly, most women I see are content with others’ learnings and no longer put the effort into growing in the grace and knowledge of and having a deeper personal relationship with the Lord. Saying we love Jesus all the time means nothing unless we truly know and abide in Him. And how is that possible if we lack in this area?

I speak from experience. Despite my personality of loving to learn a lot about things including biblical truths, there were many moments in the past when I was too tired to do something… so, I settle to what was available. However, when the Lord opens my heart to the Reformed Theology in 2016, the desire to learn deeper about the Bible and the theology of the sovereign God sprang up. It exposed some of the things I had been doing wrong in the past, incorrect narratives, and things I wasn’t aware were important—doctrine and theology. It showed how weak my view of God who I worship and serve is. Not that I don’t know the foundational truths in the Bible, but there are some things I didn’t care to learn more about which is essential to my growth as a follower of Christ.

If we despise sound theology, how are we able to grasp a greater understanding of God? And if we have a weak understanding of God revealed in the Bible, how are we able to worship Him in Spirit and in truth? How are we able to live out God’s true purpose for us as women and give much glory to Him who deserves it?

“Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” (John 17:17 ESV)

May this be our desire. To be sanctified in God’s truth.

The world doesn’t need women who depend on social media posts, their significant others/ spouses, or other people to grow in their personal relationship with the Lord. It doesn’t need lazy women who do not delight in knowing their Savior at a deeper and personal level with the guidance of the Scriptures.  It doesn’t need women captivated by emotionalism and sisterhood with matching Christian statement shirts.

We need stronger Christian women dependent on God… women who are standing firm in the truth. They know the truth, which is the very Word of God, and they are being sanctified in it. They themselves have a greater and clearer view of Jesus Christ as the Spirit continually works in their hearts and reveals Him. And they are ready to go out into the world and fulfill their calling and biblical roles as women. What kind of women are we hoping to be?

Admittedly, I’ve always felt hesitant to write deeper things about faith for I fear that if my words mislead God’s children and daughters then His judgment is upon me. I do work in the ministry and lead younger women, but God has gifted me this to proclaim His truth in all the means He provided me. He has granted me hope in Christ and I pray that others would receive it, too. Hence, I have decided to take a shift in the way I write in this blog, pointing my readers to Jesus, as I prepare for that personal project which I prayerfully consider. I hope God would enable me to model the things I am speaking about. And that in the process, every spot of wimpiness is stripped away, and Christ-likeness and strength in God as a woman be manifested not just in every word I speak but in my life while I encourage others to do the same.

My Testimony of God’s Grace

Hello there! My name is Maria Kathrina. You can call me “Kath”, as most of my friends and my church family do. It has been my desire to write about my personal testimony about how I got saved. I’ve always shared this story at church and with other people every time I had the opportunity and finally, after years, here it is.

Even at a very young age, I’ve always believed there is a God. When I was a kid, we would sometimes go to the chapel and pray before going home from school. I pray to Him. But I never really knew Him until God turned my life around.

My story was sort of a long pursuit. God was so patient in pursuing me. It took many years of being lost until God opened my heart to seek Him. He found me. And even if I had to go through that hardship, I am thankful that God took me out of the darkness into the light, and gave these blind eyes sight. I am grateful that He washed my sins through the blood of Jesus Christ and gave me the hope of eternal life with Him. Looking back, I wouldn’t think I would choose Him. BUT He chose me… even before the foundation of the world. And He promises me a life I never deserve.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.” (Ephesians 1:3-10 ESV)

If you are going through the same thing I’ve gone through… I want to let you know that there is hope in Him no matter what you have done in the past, how bad your life seems, who and what you are, or how much of a sinner you think you are right now. Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

And in Romans 6:23…“For the wages of sin is death but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

There is hope in Jesus. Jesus came to the earth, sacrificed His life on the cross, and rose from the grave, so, that those who trust and have faith in Him may obtain forgiveness of their sins. In Him is great love…
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 ESV)

God is calling us to come to Him… To repent of our sins, turn from our old ways, and follow Him.

Only God can fill the places in our hearts and souls that feel hunger and thirst. He alone satisfies and He alone brings true purpose and meaning to our empty lives. Believe in the truth. Believe in Jesus.


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