When you give your life to Jesus, you are acknowledging, that you cannot earn you way to heaven, by following a bunch of rules (The Law). Your faith in Jesus, takes away any condemnation from the penalty of the Law.


Taken from John MacArthur Study Bible (Highly Recommend)

I have been crucified with Christ. See notes on Ro 6:2–6 . When a person trusts in Christ for salvation, he spiritually participates with the Lord in His crucifixion and His victory over sin and death. no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. The believer’s old self is dead ( see note on Eph 4:22 ), having been crucified with Christ ( Ro 6:3 , 5 ). The believer’s new self has the privilege of the indwelling Christ empowering him and living through him ( see notes on Ro 8:9 , 10 ). gave Himself up for me. The manifestation of Christ’s love for the believer through His sacrificial death on the cross ( Jn 10:17 , 18 ; Ro 5:6–8 ; Eph 5:25–30 ).


Are you in despair and struggling through something? Have you lost hope, are you going through the valley of the shadow of death? Fear not and do not lose hope. Open your bible and read the whole Psalm. See how the Psalmist, talks to God and himself as he struggles through this difficult time. You are not alone. This life is full of trials that will either break you, or draw you closet to God. I pray it is the latter for you you today. Please feel free to share you requests for prayer, or your praises in the midst of your trials. Would love to lift you up in prayer, or sing praise of joy with you. God Bless.

Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He’s my God.
Psalm 42:11 MSG

The more we focus on his love for us, in spite of our imperfections, the more he fills us with his spirit, to Love others like he loves us. May we find someone to Love today, in spite of THEIR imperfections, and may it reflect back to Jesus` perfect love.

We love, because He first loved us.
1 John 4:19 NASB

If you are the center of your own universe, ie you worship yourself, how will you ever, find the one true God. If this is you, Jesus, is the only way to finding God! Praying your eyes will be opened to this truth, just as ours were opened when WE were blind. Thank you all, who follow me, and listen to what the Lord puts on my heart to share. You are a blessing to me, and encouragement.

A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind.
Proverbs 18:2 NASB

God does not need perfect people, to do his bidding. He needs people to answer the call, when he asks. Don’t try and be perfect, before you serve God. He already sent Jesus to to remedy your imperfection. God uses imperfect people, to accomplish his plan, to those that put their trust and faith in him. Will it be you, today?

Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
Isaiah 6:8 NASB

Lord, may our hearts humbly bow before you, in persistent prayer. May we be alert, to the needs of others, so we might lift them up. Reveal yourself to us, through answered prayer, even though it may not be, what we wanted the outcome to be. May we always remember, that you care about us and love hearing our petitions.

Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;

Thank you Lord, that we are wonderfully known by you.  May we use this for good, to allow us to be changed by you.  May we not withdraw from you, as we see our own sinfulness, but embrace your truth, that we are whole, by putting our faith and trust in Jesus. Amen!

Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.
Psalms 139:23‭-‬24 NASB


How great, that we have such a great and merciful God!  How sweet that we can fall before him with repentance in our hearts, and he will embrace us.  Thank you Lord, for loving us, in spite of our failings, and imperfections!

“Yet even now,” declares the Lord , “Return to Me with all your heart, And with fasting, weeping and mourning;
Joel 2:12 NASB