Challenge Your Spirit!!! – One Week Prayer Challenge

Aah, I love challenges. The first week is always the best.. until it gets a bit too real. Has that ever happened to you? Have you ever started a challenge – be it spiritual, fitness, or other types – and you were hyped for the first few days. Then everything starts getting boring. Maybe you didn’t take it seriously enough?

Maybe you didn’t see just how important it is to challenge yourself once and a while. How important is your spirit to you? Very important. It’s all you’ve got when your body deteriorates away. Chances are, since you’re on my blog, you’ve already got interests in God and Christianity. You know that there is a life after death; there is a heaven and hell. You want to go to Heaven. So, how about a simple challenge to help you get there? Is that serious enough for you?

I found a Prayer Challenge on Pinterest. I couldn’t resist – I have to share it. I’m currently doing a Daniel Fast so this will come just in handy! Join me? Pretty pweaasseee? 🙂

 

 

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ImageJoin me in this prayer challenge and/or one week fast as I seek God, asking Him for guidance, protection, prosperity and His Will. 

But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul – Deuteronomy 4:29

The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. – Lamentations 3:25

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Father, You’re Testing My Patience!

Everyone, every Christian, will have their own personal storm(s). I’m going through my own right now! In these times, we need to lean on God more and strap ourselves tightly around him like a child holding his mother’s leg for security. Get your umbrella, it’s about to get rainy.

 

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:7

This is easier said than done. I’m sure you’ve had your moments when you’ve read scriptures, believed them, said a “hallelujah!” but when the time came to live it you flunked. This scripture is definitely one of them. Tell God your problems – that’s the easy part. Feeling more secure afterwards is the hard part. I know God loves me, He wants my worries, He wants my love, He wants to provide for me and take care of me. I know. But that’s easier to know than believe in times of trials. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – 2 Philippians 4: 6-7 Okay, Paul, I got you. The answer is prayer. Ceaseless thanksgiving and prayer. 

In times of trial become a supreme Prayer Warrior.

 

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13

God is here right now; He is with you. Sometimes we don’t realize it, but He’s always strengthening us. We are made in His image, and let’s be real, God is not a punk so neither are we! Those who hope in Him will renew their strength! And soar like eagles! (Isiah 40:31) God gives us the strength to wake up in the morning and head to bed at night. Even though in troubling times we may want to lay down more often (just to get away from the troubles momentarily) we are soldiers. We are fighting for the winning side!

He’s working alongside me, so I will endure with a smile!

 

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33

I really love this verse from John. The great God who created Heaven and Earth lives within me, when I have peace it comes from Him. Any fruits from the Holy Spirit when exemplified from me, comes from Him. We fight against the world. But, remember, we’re on the winning side. Christ has already overcome the world – through Him we are already champions! So, a little trial here and there won’t stop us from keeping our heads held high! Whatever you’re going through, whenever you’re going through it, remember God is a conqueror! He has conquered and we conquer with Him! Go in PEACE, remember that the God in you wants to be peaceful, joyful, loving, caring, kind, faithful, good, gentle, with self-control.

In these times, let the God in you shine brighter than before and let the Holy Spirit take control of your body.

 

For you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” – James 1: 3-4

I like to think that we should rejoice in times of trial not only because it will condition us, but also because God sees you as someone who can endure it. He thinks highly of you! Remember Job? Satan had to go to God to seek permission to tempt Job. It’s that way for us as well. Satan had to go to God to get the okay to tempt you temptation, after temptation because you are God’s property. God had to say yes for your trial to begin – because He believes you can handle it. This is a huge compliment from the ALMIGHTY! Rejoice! In these times you will be made complete.

This is your conditioning period. Make the most of it.

A few more words: At the age of 19, I’ve realized that we truly need to surround ourselves with Godliness during harsh times. It will strengthen us. If you need to spend less time with other people and more time with God, do so. Usually, we know what we need to we just don’t do it. This is your test, your heavenly compliment, show God that you can endure it without turning your back on Him no matter how hard it gets. When the going gets tough God gets going… and running, straight to our hearts to soothe us and strengthen us.

One more thing: Smile, Satan hates that.

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Jesus, calm the storm.

We are Barabbas

A few weeks ago, friend of mine shared a video on her Facebook and tagged me in it. I had watched that video at least three times since, because it was absolutely lovely and made me think!

[Here is the video in case you missed my earlier blog]

I’d like to add to this video, with my own thoughts and discoveries – a short reflection and commentary. Here are the main points Judah Smith presented:

  • We are Barabbas; we are the prisoner being freed.
  • We did not deserve that freedom. Like Barabbas, we were “thugs” and “rebels” (according to Judah Smith).
  • Like Barabbas, we are not thankful to Jesus for this transaction (not realizing Jesus set him – or us – free). In fact, Barabbas did not even know who Jesus was.
  • Our salvation and help comes from God, not within ourselves.
  • Jesus died so Barabbas (we) can live.
  • God loves us more than we could comprehend.
  • Your greatest challenge is simply BELIEVING.

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Barabbas was the leader of an insurrection, or a violent rebellion, against the government and a murderer. 1 Samuel 15:23 says rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft. Many books in the Old Testament speak against witchcraft. Exodus 22:18 says “you shall not permit a sorceress to live.” Since the two are synonymous sins, then rebels DESERVE their deaths. Revelations 21:8 and Galatians 5:20-21 confirms this. Yet, here comes Jesus, the Son of Man and God in the Second Trinity, to take the place of such shameful sin and place it on Himself. This is love.

This is salvation. A free gift.

We were friends of this world and kin to sin; rebels to God and murderers of all things Holy. Daily we sin, grieve the Holy Spirit, doubt, turn our backs to God, leave un-repented sin, refuse to believe in God and accept His gift of salvation. These are enslaved free slaves. John 8:34 says, “Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin.” However, as Jesus traded places with us. “So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free” (John 8:36). “For when you were the servants of sin, you were free from righteousness.” (Romans 6:20) Hence, we can not serve two masters – as we are free from one, we must serve one.

Yet, there are those who profess one and return to their old ways. As Judah Smith puts it, “You can not shake yourself free. There’s no answer within yourself. There’s only ONE – The One who TOOK YOUR PLACE.” God wants your sin. He wants you to live; He has plans for you on Earth (“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11) and a life after this. His blood is sufficient; It IS finished.

Jesus is ENOUGH!

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If you feel bound to sin, if you haven’t given your life to the One who gave it to you. I want you to give me 60 more seconds – Just 1 minute. Turn off your television, surround yourself in quietness, clear your mind. Just for 1 minute. You don’t have to know God to pray to Him; you don’t have to be a Saint to seek Him as we all are sinners. If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9) With all your heart and soul say this prayer. Allow God to make Himself known to you; allow Him to break those chains on your feet and walk with Him; allow Him to love you.

 

God in Heaven, I acknowledge that I am Barabbas – a sinner who has rebelled against you. I no longer what that title, I want to be Your Child and a Brethren of Your Son, Jesus Christ. I am returning to You, Father, as a prodigal son, as a lost sheep and I know You are waiting with open arms and a celebration. I confess in my heart and with my tongue that Jesus is Lord. Jesus, please come into my heart and life, make a home in my soul. I accept You as my personal Savior and Lord. I want to be Your servant, and only Yours! Create a thirst in me to seek You, to do Your Will, to read Your Word, and share You with those I come into contact with. Though I may stumble, I believe and know You will be there to pick me up as You have already carried my burden on the Cross. These things I ask in Your Holy and Gracious Name. Amen.

Daily Devotion: Blessed are the MEEK

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. – Matthew 5:5

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This week seems to dive into an introspection of our speech and personality and how it pertains to our Christianity. You should not aim to change yourself for the sake of “appearing righteous” because this will only lead to disappointment, discouragement, and possibly feeling like you are a “Failed Christian.” Such a deep change will occur overtime and purely on it’s own; in the meantime, it’s important to aim to show certain qualities to the world. We are Christ’s ambassadors and our lives show if living for God and not this world is actually worth it. Make a change…

Starting with being meek. 

It is one of the Beatitudes, it’s a prime quality of Our Savior and it is easier said than done. Meekness. What is being meek? When I hear the word ‘meek’ I immediately envision a prophet or Christ Himself; a soft voice, a still tongue, and a modest attire. Those are prime qualities linked with being meek. According to Wikipedia, words/phrases like “God-fearing, righteous, humble, teachable, patient under suffering, willing to follow Gospel teachings; an attribute of a true disciple” better describes the attributes of a meek person. This surpasses my personal definition by a long shot.

Look back at those attributes and ask yourself if you think you’re up to par yet.

God-fearing: the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. (Psalm 110:10) A complete understanding of who God is and what He can do will put things into perspective, thus roots wisdom.

Righteous: there are no righteous, sinless people on Earth. We must aim for righteousness by aiming to be sinless. By relying more on God and not on our own understanding we will yield less and less on our sinful desires.

Humble: Have you ever been boastful, prideful or show-offy? It happens to us all at times but we must aim for humility. Be modest in speech and dress, if you do then chances are you won’t have to apologize or swallow your words in the future.

Teachable: This means you must be able to take advice and criticism: a hard pill to swallow. Learn to simply nod and smile when someone advises you before speaking. If you continue to do this you’ll form a habit of accepting criticism without throwing over a table or arguing.

Patience under suffering: Patience is a virtue. I’ve had a lot of practice becoming more patient while waiting for government offices to handle any important documents I may need. Sure, you can take patience into your own hands by acknowledging that God is always in control… and you can always visit a government office as a cherry on top.

Willing to follow the Gospel teachings: Being willing and simply doing are completely different. If I am willing then I will not feel hampered by following God’s Word, I won’t feel self-deprived because I don’t mind being abstemious. Maybe this comes from growth in your Walk with God or simply your love for Him.

Remember that being meek does not mean you must be dull, lack-luster in personality, and lose all your characteristics. It is an addition and modification to your personality and is a blatant illustration that God is working within you by humbling you! In becoming meek, remember: to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. (Titus 3:2)

Prayer: Father, I thank You for all that You continuously do for me. I want to be more like Your Son, Jesus Christ. Please, help me and guide me to become more meek in a world that is boastful, prideful, and boisterous. May Your Holy Spirit fill me and humble my heart to Your likeness so that I may inherit the earth. This I ask in Your Holy Name. Amen.

My Testimony ‘Love from my Papa’

I could never quite tell “my story” right without feeling I’d forgotten something extremely important but if I didn’t remember, then it couldn’t have been that important. I’ll be turning 19 in August; for most of my life I had a perforated heart waiting to be substantially filled. When I came into this world I had so much hope, heart and happiness. That was until I realized where I was.

From around age eight to fifteen I suffered great depression. All of my hurt and anguish was at the hands of my father. My father was an abusive man. He abused his family in more ways than one – sexually and physically towards my mother, physically towards my eldest brothers (twins) and, generously, verbally toward us all. I grew up thinking I was the “problem solver”, I grew up believing that my father wanted, finally, a girl after 3 boys. I grew up believing he had wanted me. The drinking, the abuse, the tongue-lashing – it would all stop because I was wanted and I had arrived. So I thought. At first things seemed well, but nothing had changed. My father neglected his family and cheated on his wife, he’d be missing for hours and sometimes days. My mother would cry; my brothers would seek refuge in his absence. Years later he had another daughter, and just like that I was replaced.

I always knew that my mother loves me dearly, but even to this day I could never say the same for my father. When I was old enough to understand what occurred around me reality sunk in. I would cry a lot, I would be extremely suicidal – sometimes I would sit on the kitchen floor with the knife held to my heart, lights off, just wondering what would happen next. Could anything be worse than this? I’d thought to myself but God always stopped me. I tried hurting myself, I stopped socializing, I had dreams and ambitions but at the tongue of my father I knew it would never happen. Christmas, New Years, birthdays, and other special holidays came and went for years and my father did nothing; he wasn’t even there. Many times he didn’t even know what grade I was in or how old I was.

Because I was socially inept and withdrawn in school, I didn’t really have any friends until 10th grade. The few friends I thought were dependable said hurtful things to me or treated me harshly. I’d felt as ugly, unlovable, and grey in school as I did at home. There was no escape. I’d cry at school, I’d cry at home. I had cried so much I was left bone-dry and angry. Everything made me angry. The world was just a horrible place where beautiful people held ugly, selfish hearts; no one cared about anyone else and if they did, it was only temporary and a visage. Later I learned every trial was just a matter of perception.

I had heard about God, didn’t have any thoughts about Him. Besides, what kind of God would bring me into such an awful world? Somehow, we had reconnected. He intervened. At fifteen, while my brother was in Police Academy, my mother and I packed up and left my father’s house. That night the bills weren’t paid as usual, the electricity was off and my mother was tired. It was the best night of our lives. We didn’t have any money but God worked in our favor and my mother made $2600 in one day. We all moved in a 1-bedroom efficiency but it was like heaven at home. After that things went up hill. My grades improved, I made a particular best friend, “Limpy,” who I still cherish to this day and other friends, my mother’s business boomed, my third brother became a wonderful officer, and I was crediting God before even really knowing Him.

Slowly, I grew in my faith. I realized that everything was orchestrated so that I could be reconciled with God. Everything happens for a reason so that I may be drawn toward Him. I began praying, watching sermons, speaking to God. Through my life He’s also touched the hearts of some of my friends and family. I can see their lives changing. I’m also proof that praying for Christ to come into your heart is powerful even if you don’t completely believe.

Fast forward to today, I know I am fearfully and wonderfully made with a purpose. I can encourage someone who is depressed; uplift someone who’s feeling down. I can never forget what my Father has done for me, and continues to. As I strive for my Forensic Accountancy certification – dual degree in Accounting and Criminology – I will implement programs for children and adolescents in abusive homes, making sure to tell them about the Gospel. I can be an inspiration to those who never felt good enough, felt unloved and alone. I can be a miracle to them.

My relationship with my earthly father has also improved. I still can’t trust him completely but I know I don’t have to; I simply must trust in the Heavenly Father who never abandoned me, never forsake me, never stopped loving, and thinks I’m a Princess. My name is Philly, God saved me from a life of grey. He gave up His life so that I may be Saved. To Him be all the Glory!

 

If you want to give your life to Christ right now, maybe you don’t fully believe but you want to experience His love, please say this prayer below:

Dear, Lord Jesus I accept Your gift of salvation. I believe You are the Son of God and died for my sins. I have not been living my life for You but from now on I will. Please, come into my heart and life. I accept You as my personal and only Savior. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.

Daily Devotion: Being Fruitful

“Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.”

– Colossians 1:10

I’m presenting a new feature to my blog: Devotions. I will try my best to make one each day so that there’s always something new up. Let’s devote time to Our Savior, cherishing Him, studying Him, and praising Him!

The scripture is taken from the Book of Colossians; Paul was Spirit-filled as he wrote to the Church of Colosse. He mainly speaks about the superiority of Jesus Christ and false teachings in his letter. In the first chapter, after Paul’s greeting, he praises the church and prays for them before correcting any misconceptions of Christ (this is a good way to correct someone – compliment them first, show you have good intentions, then correct with a soft tongue.) Before the tenth verse Paul says, “We ask God to give you complete knowledge of His will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding,” then proceeds to say the tenth verse.

Firstly, bearing fruit and being fruitful are quite important. But there are two kinds of fruit: good and bad. Paul clearly means good fruit. In Matthew 7:15-20 it explicates that you can differentiate between good and bad tree by the fruits it bears. We are the tree and our fruits are our actions. (V. 20) Being fruitful does not mean what comes from our lips, so that people who uphold an air of righteousness or a visage of Holiness cannot deceive you. It is by their works, reactions, and actions.

What kind of actions/fruit pleases God?

Read: Galatians 5:19-22.

“Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness” these are fruits of the Holy Spirit. These are qualities we must embody, improve on, and emanate to everyone around us. We must also possess self control and become abstemious, continuously (and conscientiously) showing these qualities.

Think: Introspect. Are you truly possessing these qualities? Are you giving in to your sinful nature, which does not possess these Holy attributes, and are constantly angry, greedy, jealous, disrespectful, or wild? Be honest with yourself; how do you plan to change?

Returning to the scripture from Colossians, notice that the ninth and tenth verse are connected by a transition. Paul says, “THEN the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit.” This insinuates that there is something we must do in the ninth verse to “honor and please the Lord” and “produce every kind of good fruit.” The ninth verse suggests that we must ask God to give us complete knowledge of His Will, spiritual wisdom and understanding.

Prayer: Father, I come before you with my fruit. Bruised, tainted, and old they are from my former self. I ask that You may renew my roots, water my ground so that I may sprout new, vivacious and colorful fruit. Help me to possess fruits of the Holy Spirit, help me to show these to everyone I come across and not just people who like me. For if I only show love to those who love me than I am no better than the wicked. Lord, please also grant me complete knowledge of Your Will, spiritual wisdom and understanding so that I may honor You and You will be pleased by my efforts. This I pray in Your Holy Name. Amen.

Relations with the Father

Having a relationship with the Father is a foundational quality of the Christian life. Without a relationship, we are simply being religious. Then, how different are we from other people? Christianity is not a religion, it is a lifestyle that includes the Trinity in every way possible.

To clarify, let’s use an earthly example – your relationship with your earthly father. How do you two get along? Do you speak to him often, ask him for advice, lean on him? Whether you have the best father on earth or have never met him you can imagine the effects. If the answer is no to each question that means you lack a relationship with your dad. Thus, the answer to the first question is indefinitely No. Apply this to Our Heavenly Father and contemplate.

Below is a visual representation of the effects of having a relationship with God:

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“So… what kind of relationship am I supposed to have?”

Easy, a friendship, a parental relationship, and a devotional, respectful relationship. Thus, you must have an appropriate balance. Too much of a friendship means you may lack devotion, too much of a parental relationship means you may fear God but not love Him. You can’t devote too much of yourself to God, just remember not to forget your works. In adding all three types of relationships in one “I love You, God” gumbo, your result is a delicious, intimate relationship with God. Here, He is your Provider, Protector, Healer, Confidant, Best Friend, Lawyer, and above all else, Your Personal Savior and God.

“Great, I’ve got it! But how can I have a better relationship with My God?”

There are many ways to improve your relationship with God. That’s the best part. God just wants you to come to Him, surrender yourself to Him, pick up that cross you’ve got beside your feet, and show His love to the world! To help start you off, you can:

  • Focus less on appearing “righteous” and more on God. “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard,” (Romans 3:23) therefore, no one can claim to be righteous. Show me a man who claims he is sinless and I will show you a liar. With that out the way you can focus on God who is forgiving, righteous and has boundless love.
  • Talk to Your Father more. You don’t have to pray for an hour every 4 hours each day on your knees with a rosary wrapped around your fingers. That’s a bit too much. Relax. Yes, this is the God who created Heaven and Earth, the God who knew you long before your mother’s birth, but He is also the God who simply wants to be your friend and Savior. Respect Him like a God but talk to Him like a Friend. Talk to Him while you’re driving, asking Him to help you find a parking space; talk to Him in the shower, let Him know how your day went; talk to Him in the morning after you’ve awoken or before you head out, telling Him of your goals and asking for assistance.
  • Another way to have a more intimate relationship with God is to fast and seek Him fervently. Having bible studies, fasting, and seeking His face [Here is an article on How to Seek God] are great ways to get to know Your Papa better. Also, go outside the box and keep up with the End Times. There are a lot of things news channels will not report concerning Christianity (for instance, the discovery of Noah’s Ark on Mt. Ararat – Do your research, brothers and sisters!!). Likewise, researching the signs of the Times as it correlates with the Book of Revelation is highly crucial. Our Savior will return sooner than you think! I hope you’re living as if He’ll return in 10 seconds rather than tomorrow! 🙂
  • Don’t forget your good works! It’s amazing how much closer you’ll feel after showing love to the world, spreading the Word of God, and bringing smiles to other people (and ultimately God). Don’t simply help friends, for the bible says “If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much.” (Matthew 5:46)
  • Lastly, get creative. I can’t dictate how you should live your Christian life (and frankly, I don’t want to) I can merely make suggestions based on my own experiences and research. Have fun!

I’d love to know more about you and how you are doing on your Walk with God! Feel free to leave me a message. We can pray together, fast together, or have Bible studies together. I am your sister in Christ and if you’re ever in need, I’m always here and will help in any way I can! Yours truly, Philly ❤
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Birth and Rebirth – Privileges of a Child of God

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

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This is the most frequently used scripture in our Christian society. John 3:16. By the time you’re 18 years old, you’ve already heard this more than 50 times. However, does it hold any meaning to you? Do you honestly believe these words? Jesus came into this world to set the captive free, and all you have to do is simply BELIEVE – wow.

This is why I believe Atheists find us to be so unbelievable. Because we believe in a God who is born into this world to die, so we may be reborn to live in another world. There’s a lot of death and birth going on. It may sound absolutely ridiculous to an average human being who has never experienced God, never truly BELIEVED in Him and His Word. But it’s absolutely true.

Look around you. Everything will have a birth and a death. Even inanimate objects. My laptop was created by COMPAQ (some 20 years ago, yes I have a dino) at the hands of some workers and techno-enthusiasts who can probably string up a conversation on memory cards and processing units better than anyone. Surprisingly, its death hasn’t occurred yet but it’s slowly dying. Like my laptop, we have a Creator, a birth, and an inevitable death; but when we add redemption and salvation we have a re-birth and a face-to-face reunion with our Creator. Isn’t that something unique? And like those techno-enthusiasts who created my laptop, Our Creator is very enthusiastic about and infinitely loves His Creations.

John 3:16 is quite an example illustrating God’s love for us. He loved us so much that He allowed His Son, free of sin, to be crucified (proven to be the most painful way to die) for us sinners so that we may live with Him in eternity. Romans 5:8 also explicates this “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

We cannot fathom God’s unbounded love for us. How immense it is! Why does He love us so much; while we sin repeatedly, He forgives us repeatedly. While I was at a Christian retreat/workshop meetings during Easter break the Pastor shared this video illustrating the Father’s Love.

Once you believe an accept Jesus as the Son of God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, you will inherit His Kingdom. You will become part of the family! Nothing formed against you shall prosper, no weapon, no adversity, NOTHING can ever hinder you from the purpose God has for you! You are chosen, you are wonderfully made and made with a purpose, you are loved by a God who can move mountains all for you! John 14:13-14 says “You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask for anything in my name, and I will do it!” Those words came from the One and Only Jesus Christ.

If you believe these words and want to have everlasting life; if you want to experience personally the Love God has for you then please pray these words. You don’t have to be perfect or sinless to come to God for the Bible says surely no one is righteous but Our God.

Father, I am your child. I am your creation. All these years I haven’t lived as if I am, I was not devoting my life to You as I should have. I am deeply sorry. I repent of my sins; I know now that You will no longer hold them against me and even forget them. Thank you, Lord. Thank You for Your Son, Jesus Christ. I believe that He was born of a virgin Mary into this world so that we all may be reconciled with You. I accept Your invitation, I accept my place in Your Kingdom. Please, God, come into my heart and guide me, change me daily, renew my mind and cancel any attacks from the enemy who wishes nothing but unrighteousness. I am now Your child! I am a Child of the Most High! Thank You! Amen.

Amen, and welcome to the family! You may now add “-Christ” to your last name, as you have now become apart of the Kingdom of God! See you later, on Earth or in Heaven. 😉