“By His Grace I am saved, through my Faith-not because of me, it is the gift of God, not by my works, which I can boast about.” (Ephesians 2:8,9) I got saved in the year of 2003 after my first child was born. I am reading Bible daily and growing in the word of God. I really feel bad when I think of the past 27 years, during which time I was following something not worthy and not true. Now I feel there is so much in the Bible that I need to fill my heart with. I pray unto him to give me the knowledge and wisdom in the remaining days of my life so that I can grow with His words. I want His words to be written in the tablet of my heart.
The weaknesses in my life I submit before the Lord, for His grace & power will be made perfect in my weaknesses. Because of his breath in our body we are living or else we are just a handful of sand. I boasted about my intelligence & knowledge, but now clearly understand that even before a thought comes to me he makes known to me about it. In this world, where things are happening just in flashes, no one ,I say NO ONE , can give promise as the Living God gives us. He calls us to be under His shadow. He promises us that no disaster will strike us. And even when we are posed with a trouble, he comforts us with his word.
When we decided to go to church, he showed us the right place. In my heart we had the urge that we go to a church where just the word of God is being preached, so that we could start finding the true meaning of the scripture. And with His blessing we are here. I am so glad that we as family are at the right place, where word of God is alone preached. I didn’t know which book and preachers were right & wrong, I was listening to messages from the famous personalities. They were doing miracles and I saw them not praying, I had so many questions regarding the wonders happening there. But When I read the book of Acts, the Lord laid it clearly about the false prophets, messages & books. He enlightened me to believe only on His Book of Living word. I understood not to expect miracles but to just have FAITH in Him. He is the True Resurrection and Life. He is the Invisible Image of God. He alone is Our Savior. I want to be the under the shadow of His wings and grow in His Light. I know the world and its desires will pass away but the man who does the will of God will remain forever. I want to live forever, even after death with Him, eternally.
It was 3 years before, even before I knew the Lord with all my heart and soul, when we had to visit one of our fellow brothers in New Jersey. He was one among us working hard for His church there in New Jersey. When we went to church with him during the service I noticed he was cleaning and making some arrangements. I was surprised! After the service, when we were returning home, I told Raj do not work in the church as a servant. Few months later, when I was growing in the Lord and Lord was teaching me so much about Him, One fine day Sr. Faye calls me to take in charge of the nursery. I didn’t want to let go the first work I was asked by Lord. When I started working in the nursery , I discovered the truth as Mat 26-28 says “you must be your servant, whoever wants to be first must be your slave, just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” I will never be put to shame for I trust in the Lord. When I call to the Lord God I will be saved from my enemies.
He is the one who came by Water and Blood. This is the testimony of God, which is great, for it is the testimony given by god himself about his one and only son. Jesus Christ is the Light; in Him there is no darkness at all. If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has gone and the new has come. I cannot enter the Kingdom of God unless I am born of Water and the Spirit. If I believe and am baptized, I will be saved, but if I do not believe I will be condemned. When I am baptized into Christ, I have clothed myself with Christ. I want to live by faith not by sight. My goal is to please Him, whether I am at home in the body or away from it.
I strongly affirm the scripture “we are ambassadors of CHRIST.” We are the temple of Living God. He confirms by saying that” I will live with them, walk among them, I will be their God and they will be my People.” I have been so heavy for past few days when I was reading the book of 1 John & Ephesians. Oh Christ in heaven, how wonderful you are for a fool. I am growing in His knowledge I am proud about. I do not boast in anything except in the cross of our father Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. As the words of Ephesians 5: 8 says for you were in darkness once, but now you are Light in the Lord.
The place where I live now, there are 80% of Indians. But I have no fellow believer. I am praying for it. And I trust He will bring someone. Few friends from a Hindu background were laid upon my heart and He made me to pray for them. He is the Lord who makes streams run through the rocks, and through me He has planted the seed of word. He is the gardener. He will let the seed sprout and grow luxuriantly. We need to pray for their salvation.
“The time has come,” Jesus, said, “the kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!” The good news is I am being baptized in the name of our Father, His Son and the Holy Spirit. Being a Human, I have committed sins. Some of them I have done knowingly and most of them unknowingly. I come unto the Lord to forgive me for my sins. I want Him to cleanse and purify me. I want Him to blot out my transgressions. I, now, believe with his blood we are victorious. Godly sorrow has made me to repent and be baptized. For in godly repentance alone I have salvation & this alone will leave me with no regret. I am not saved because of my righteousness, but because of His mercy.
On the day of my baptism, for my salvation I confess with my mouth, “Jesus is the Lord,” and believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead. Rom 10:10 says, “For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” Amen.
Please keep me in your prayers.
God bless you and keep you.