"Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
nor has entered into the heart of man,
what God has for those who love Him."
1st Cor. 2:9
"To God Be The Glory"
Sharing my beliefs.. the great commission....
I write this letter to anyone who is looking for "answers" or wondering if there is more to life than what they are going through today. People are searching, they are hungry for knowledge, hungry for love, have so many needs to be met. And I want to head you in what I believe to be the right direction.
First of all, I say whole heartedly, YES! Yes, there is more to life than what we can see. What I want to share with you is something that is kind of private and personal to a lot of people, which is their faith and/or belief system, or lack of one.
From looking at our web site or knowing our farm name is "Promised Land Farm", I would think you know we are Christians. Iíd like to explain more about what we believe and that if you are a believer in Jesus Christ, you will NEVER BE ALONE again. You will always have HIM to go to, to ask for help and guidance.
I am not as some people would call me, "religious". I donít believe it is about religion, it is about relationship. Jesus is my best friend. I go to Him about anything and everything and I know that He always has my best interest in mind, just as our earthly parent would. When I have a problem in my life, I donít run to the "phone" to talk to my friends, I run to the "throne" to talk to God!
As Christians, we know we have all sinned. No one is better than anyone else. And there are no degrees to sin, one is as bad as another in Godís eyes. But through His grace and mercy we are forgiven when we ask Him to forgive us. There is NOTHING you can do that is unforgivable by God. As Christians, unlike most people in todays world, we have HOPE. We have this hope because we have been saved by the grace of God. We all sin in one way or the other, but the difference is, when you are a child of God, you go to Him and ask for His forgiveness. And right then and there, He forgives you and He never brings it up to you again.
He loves us unconditionally. And He loves you too. No, God does not make bad things happen, like terminal disease or accidents, we know dying is part of life and we will all go at one time or another.
God can not and does not promise that we wont go through tough times in life, be it cancer or loosing a job or a divorce, but He does promise, if you ask Him, He will be there with you through it all, and when your time on earth is done, He will welcome you with open arms into His glorious heaven, where we will all meet again!
It is true that there is only one way to get to heaven. There is only ONE true God and that is the Lord Jesus Christ. To believe in Him we must acknowledge Him as our Lord and Savior, and understand that He came here just for us. And the biggest thing to wrap your mind around is, that If YOU were the only person on this planet who needed Him, he still would have come and died, JUST FOR YOU! Thatís how much HE LOVES YOU! There is no other king, ruler, god, no other belief system whose Father sent His ONE AND ONLY SON to DIE for the people He loved.
Believing in Jesus insures us our place in heaven and the security in knowing that we will never be alone in our times of trial or pain. Jesus is our ONLY HOPE in this world. He is the reason I live. He is who helps me make it through everyday of my life.
Jesus is my comfort, my shelter, He is where I run in good times and bad. He is my strength when I think I canít go on any longer, He gives me what I need. He is my HOPE, because I know that all the things of this world will pass away and I will go on to be with Him forever.
THANK GOD This world is not my forever home!
And I want you to KNOW HIM and have this HOPE too.
Maybe you have heard this all before? But maybe you havenít? Maybe you believe in God, but do you KNOW HIM? And the bigger question is...Does HE know YOU? When and if you go to the Lord in prayer...do you believe He hears you? Do you feel His comfort and strength? Do you have any HOPE? Do you want His blessings on your life?
Maybe you went to church as a child? Maybe someone has already shared this with you? Or maybe the Lord is still working on getting that person in your life to share with you right now? But I canít risk not sharing this with you. Your life, your future in eternity depends on it. God is my HOPE and the reason I live each day of my life, and the only way I make it through most of the time, knowing He is in control and will work it all out for my good and
His glory in the end.
Iím not "holier than thou." Iím no one special. I just know that my FAITH is the most important thing to me and I want to share that with everyone I know and care about.
After reading this, You may decide that you arenít interested, but I am offering you HOPE. I am offering you UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. I am offering you ACCEPTANCE. All through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Its very simple if you want to choose to follow Him and know that you are guaranteed a place in heaven for all of eternity. Not to mention the added benefits of being a part of the
family of believers.
To those who say there is no heaven, no God, or all good people get to heaven. Sure, The Bible says it is NOT the Lords will that any should perish, BUT He is a gentleman and lets us choose whether we want to ask Him into our heart. He lets us decide if we want to give up that control, over to Him or not. He will never push Himself on anyone.
So right now, Id like to offer you that chance, to KNOW without a shadow of a doubt, that you are what we call a "saved" Christian, a follower of Jesus, and to know when your time on earth is done, you will go to heaven and be healed of all pain, all fear, everything will be gone but JOY and HAPPINESS and LOVE and COMFORT in the arms of Jesus.
Itís a simple prayer to pray...and if you are still doubting it, really.... what do you have to loose? If I am wrong like alot of the world would like to make you believe now days, and you donít choose to say this prayer and they are right, What have you lost? Nothing. But if I and all the other Christians in this world ARE right, and there is only one way to heaven, then you need to make a decision and pray this prayer...
If you choose Jesus, if you want the peace and comfort and strength that only He can give...if you want the HOPE and LOVE and PEACE that is promised to all believers, pray this prayer right now...
Heavenly Father, I come to you asking that you forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ is Your Son, that He died on the cross so that I could be forgiven of my sins. He was resurrected from the dead, is alive today and hears my prayers. I ask You Lord to come into my heart and to be my personal Lord and Savior to rule and reign in my heart and life from this day forward. Amen!
IF you believe what you just prayed, you are now a "saved" Christian and will surely be in heaven! PRAISE GOD. As it says in Psalm 23:4, "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me."
But it doesn't end with this prayer, this is just the beginning! If you truly meant what you prayed, Jesus is there for you, every second of every day. Start praying to Him like never before. Ask Him to help and guide you. Ask Him to change and mold you into the person/wife/husband/child/friend/parent He wants you to be. Stay close to Him, let Him work in your life, and watch how things begin to fall into place like never before...
Jesus IS our comfort. And to a believer in Him, death is part of the journey we take in order to be with Him forever! There is life after death, but not in the crazy ways people say, but in a life spent in heaven with Jesus for all of eternity.
Many situations may look hopeless to most people, but there is always HOPE and that HOPE can be found in believing in Jesus and knowing that nothing is too big for Him to handle and get us through.
If you prayed the prayer above or just want to talk about what it means to be a Christian, share things in your life that God is doing, or want to hear the millions of stories I can share with you about how God has prepared our lives for where we are today, He has gotten us through some things that there was no way we could triumph over them without HIM, or how He has a plan and a purpose for all of us. If you need a shoulder to lean on, or just a friend on line to chat with.