The bible tells us that All have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God (Romans 3:23). This includes every human being that has ever come into being with the exception of one. When God created man (Adam and Eve), they were perfect human beings. These original human beings fell short when they disobeyed God (refer to Genesis Chapter 2). The very definition of sin is to disobey God’s commandments. Since that time when Adam and Eve were removed from the perfect world that God had created for them…every man and woman since then have sinned (with the exception of Christ). Because God is a perfect God, he cannot accept sin. Anyone who sins must be seperate from Him. His very nature is pure and Holy,and cannot associate with the darkness of sin. We can never live up to His standard on our own.
              If you refer to the 10 commandments in Exodus Chapter 20, you will see that is impossible that anyone can go through life never committing any one of these sins. James 2:10 tells us “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. This sounds pretty discouraging, but God had a plan!! God knew that He was going to send His son. We all deserve to be punished for our sin against a Holy God, but in His love for us, He sent a son to become a man, live on this Earth, and die for our sins!! Not only did Jesus die for our sins, but He conquered death! I Corinthians 15 3-4 tells us “…Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day.” If you have never heard the story of Christ and the sacrifice that He made so that we could live for eternity, I would urge you to read the Book of John in the Bible. If you do not have a Bible, contact me, and I would be happy to send you one! Jesus was the perfect son of God, and he was bruised, beaten, and killed on a cross, because God had a plan. A plan that involved love and forgiveness! The blood that Christ shed was for me, and for you…and for every person that ever lived. God loved us enough to suffer for us. He loved us enough to never give up on us, but make a way for us to come to him. The shedding of blood of His perfect son covers our sins, and makes us whole again! All we have to do is accept the gift that was given to us!

               John 3 :16 says “For God so loved the World that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him will have eternal life!” He didn’t have to do this for us, but He did, because we are His beloved children, that He created! Much like we love our children, He loves us. He loves us enough to give us a choice whether we want to follow Him or not. He won’t force us. He wants us to come to Him, repent of our sins, and be saved! It’s that simple. It’s not about religion, it’s not about “being good enough”, it’s just about a gift. A gift that was given to us 2000 years ago on a wooden cross! The beauty of this gift is that it changes you! It changed me when I was a little girl and I prayed for God to forgive me of my sinfulness, and it continues to change me today, as I walk with Him! It won’t make you happy all the time, but it will give you peace. It won’t make you rich, but it will lead you to eternal treasures that you could never imagine. It won’t tie you down to a life of rules and regulations and burdens, but will set you free to do what you know pleases your savior. It’s a transformation of your very soul that will earn you an eternity with God in heaven (Philippians 3:20, Luke 18:22, Hebrews 9:11-28). The consequence of not accepting this gift is an eternity seperated from God. Romans 6:23 tells us that “ the wages of sin is death”. This death is a spiritual death in a place called Hell. A place of eternal consequences. A loving God, is also a just God, and He has no choice but to send us away if we refuse to accept Him as God. If our sins are not covered with the blood of Christ through our acceptance of Him, then we cannot live with God for eternity. Romans 5:1-11. Luke 16:19-31.

             God does not promise us an easy road, in fact, to live the Christian life is often full of difficulties. But, we don’t live for the temporal, with it’s struggles. We live for the eternal, for the day when we will hear our savior say to us “well done, good and faithful servant!”. God gives us peace through our trials that cannot be understand except by person who understands where the peace is coming from. This has been my experience, and it can be yours too, if you have never experienced what I am talking about. There is joy to be had in the Lord, and repentance from your sinfulness. Many times I have failed my savior, but He lovingly guides me back to Him every time. I am His, and I’m pleased to say that He is mine!
If you want to know more about this, or have any questions, please contact me privately through me email rebabler@comcast.net, or you can leave me a comment here with any questions and your email address. I would love to speak to you further about it!

“My prayer is not for them alone, I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” John 17:20-26 -a prayer from Christ to the Father in Heaven.

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