We Can’t Come to Faith in Jesus on Our Own
“From One Christian to Another…”
A knowledge of God is not something we conjure up. It’s a gift of the Holy Spirit which Jesus sent when he ended his time on earth. Not only has Jesus died and paid for our sins, but by the power of His Holy Spirit, He gives us the insight to realize our salvation. Everything is always a gift from Him. We are only grateful receivers. That’s why all glory goes to Him.
We Owe God Everything
We owe our very existence to Him, every breath we take, every step we make. He has given us our daily bread so faithfully. He has protected us. Given us blessing upon blessing….
We Serve Him in Gratitude
And now it’s our turn to respond – to reach out in love to others. We serve Him out of gratitude, not to impress Him or make Him love us. He already loves us infinitely and has promised to put our sins away “as far as the east is from the west.”
Open Our Eyes, Lord
Not only must we be grateful for our salvation, but for “the eyes to see it.” Jesus healed those who were physically blind. He rebuked the Pharisees because they claimed “to see” and yet they were spiritually blind because they rejected Him. Fanny Crosby, who was physically blind, saw with “spirit eyes” and wrote hundreds of famous and popular hymns. Open our eyes, Lord, to truly see You.
We Have a Treasure to Share
What a treasure we have! It is ours to eagerly share. I wish that for you, dear one.
Blessings on your journey of faith, anita
Beyond Myself: The Farm Girl & the African Chief
I describe my journey of faith in my memoir of my love story. During the 1960s, I married my anthropology professor who was a hereditary African Chief of the Mende tribe in West Africa. This led me to visit Africa a number of times and live in his remote village for a year with our 3 boys doing lay missionary work. I certainly didn’t do things perfectly. And yet, the Lord has been so gracious in my life! I can only praise and thank Him!