In the Summer of 2018, the Lord begin drawing me back to Him. I had been saved as a kid, but like the Prodigal, I chose to live my own life away from God. Around the Thanksgiving Holidays, Jesus and I had one of those “come to Jesus” meetings where I left everything at the Cross. My focus for all those years had been on my own imperfection and not on the Love of Jesus. I confessed my sins – repented – and now I trust that Jesus will complete the work He started in me as a kid. I know that I am not perfect and that is why we have a High Priest that understands.
My identity is now in Jesus and not an alternative to His plan as the Creator. But as a Christian. Being a Christian means that I abide in God and God abides in me. I trust that what God has said in His Word is Truth. And I either accept Him at His Word or I don’t. I choose to accept Him at His Word. Jesus is my Lord. Jesus is my Savior. He died for me. He took all of my sins so I could live reconnected with God and not be separated from Him for eternity. I owe Him my life. I understand now that for most of my adult life, my focus was all wrong. My focus has to be Only Jesus. Nothing else matters. No matter my weakness, I have His strength to see me through because His strength is perfect.
This Blog is a new journey focused on Jesus. I will share good preaching, music, recommend books and apps, a few words of my own, and pray that God gets all the Glory for what is shared for Him. My prayer is that God will draw all people to Him and that they too can experience the Love of Jesus firsthand. Or if folks have walked away like I did, that they will return to their first Love, Jesus Christ. Sometimes it takes reading the Bible with fresh eyes or like a child. The Book of Jude is a good place start, followed by Galatians. John is another good book. I recommend downloading The Study Bible App and listen as you read.
God Bless each of you on your own journey, and may your focus always be Only Jesus.