My goal is to share the love of Jesus that he has shared with me.
Love does not condemn people, but love does condemn that which harms people, known in the Bible as “sin.” These actions I am against, not the people doing them. My life was sinful when I met Jesus. I denied it. And spent ten years under His wrath while He humbled me. When I admitted my sin and accepted Jesus my life changed. Now I am not sinless, but I do sin less. I still fall short and need His forgiveness.
Join me as we discuss Jesus, Mental Illness, and the combination of both.
My wife called me and said she had lost a roll of 100 stamps. To us, $56.00 is a lot of money. We prayed over the phone, dear Jesus, please find the stamps. It was 5:00pm and my wife had bought the stamps at the Post Office around 9:30am. She had searched everywhere and so decided to go back to the Post Office where she bought them. As she approached the Post Office’s parking lot she prayed, dear Jesus, I know you care about postage stamps. When she got to the parking lot she saw the top of the tiny, flattened, cellophane covered roll of stamps. She called me and said excitedly, “Did you know God cares about our finances?”
“A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.”
God cares about the smallest details of our lives. That is the character of Jesus. He cares so much about you that He decided He would rather die than spend eternity without you. And now it’s your turn to decide if you want to spend eternity with Him. He will not force you, He’s a gentleman, and only goes where He’s invited. He offers eternal life, right now, not just after you die. And you don’t have to be perfect, that’s His work, to make you like Himself. You do have to choose, as He makes you able, to not sin anymore. But if you do sin again, He is faithful and forgives you and helps you through the consequences of sin. He will also challenge you to discover that His way is better than any sin. When you choose to obey Him, He will give you real life, real joy, real meaning, real satisfaction. You will discover that satan’s way has never ultimately satisfied you like Jesus’ way.
Jesus is with you right now. He can give you the power to change. All you have to do is ask Him, and let Him give you the power to obey Him.