the constant

Alright, so I’m about 2 weeks late for all you “Lost” fans, but hey late is better than never. So, I was thinking today about how the one thing I have in my life that is always constant is my relationship with Jesus. For the past 8 years Jesus has been the one person who knows everything I’ve ever done. He’s walked with me through the thick and the thin, yet He still loves me. I’ve made an effort to get to know Him through reading His word on a daily basis, by listening in prayer and acknowledging the Holy Spirit in daily encounters. I have a deeper relationship with Jesus than anyone else on any level. And that’s why I call myself a Christian.
As of right now I’m surrounded by people who don’t read their bibles…ever, who pray to dead people as if they can help the situations (yes Jesus died on a cross but Jesus defeated death by being raised from the grave), and rely on their personal good works as payment for their sins and yet they call themselves Christians. Sometimes people have issues with other people interpreting the Bible, so I will let it speak for itself “But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” Rom 5:8 “For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.” 5:10 Jesus also said “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” John 14:6. And finally one of my favorite quotes of Jesus “But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Now I ask you who else can claim that and actually back it up.
I am absolutely broken over the fact that my new friends fail to see the importance of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Trusting in His perfect life is the only way that anyone will ever enter heaven because there is nothing that we can do to pay for our sins. Jesus already paid that price, and we don’t have to work to get that gift. It’s because of his perfect life that we can have our sins paid for and it’s because He defeated death and was resurrected from the grave that we can spend eternity in heaven with Him. Thank you Jesus for making it possible. “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Paul

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3 thoughts on “the constant

  1. I didn’t mean to get you homesick…sorry.I didn’t realize until the other day how hard the homesickness can be some days. When you have those days, remember that y’all have family and friends that love you and are praying for you; the work y’all are doing is important.

  2. Thanks for the great pictures. I’ve finally found one of the two of you that will enlarge on my “remembering” screen-saver large enough to see (for the first time since ILC) this beautiful couple! We lift you up as you seek to share the Word of life at this special season.

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