There is no ‘I’ in this moment. Only the great ‘I AM’ and that is the God of heaven. We are in perilous times, but we have been in them from the moment we took our first breath on this earth. Right now this planet is ruled by Satan. The only way to overcome what that fallen angel throws at us is to believe in Jesus Christ. Trusting in the unseen is hard for so many people, especially when humans are brought up in systems that indoctrinate their brains. Not only are we brainwashed, we are chastised by ‘group-think’ when we stray from the path of the majority. People will argue that I am the victim of the very system I write of, but here is the thing, I was not raised with religion or someone forcing God upon me. I had a direct experience (more than once) with the supernatural. And you might say, “Prove it!” Well, I can’t. And until something happens to you, to make you believe, then you’ll have to have FAITH.
I don’t know why some of us have a direct connection, at any given point in time, while others do not. But it does not mean you can’t expose yourself to the gift of the Word of God. And please, spare me the whole argument that the Bible has been tampered with ‘by man’ rhetoric. I used to use the same argument, and I wholeheartedly admit I was wrong! If you are still reading this, I am showing you the way out. The Bible contains the directions. If you read it, and it doesn’t make sense, keep reading it. Pray to Jesus Christ when you are dealing with the trials of your life and this world. Do these things daily. Eventually there will be a crack big enough for the Holy Spirit to slip in. And when it happens then you will have the beautiful ‘AH-HA’ moment that we all do when we realize, Oh my gosh, it is TRUE!!!! I can not begin to express what a rush it is to know Jesus Christ as my/your Savior.
In closing, I’ll admit that I am far from perfect since being born again. Yep, I’m saying that too. I used to hate ‘born again’s’, I thought they were the worst and now here I am one myself. In fact, some might look and me and not believe it at all. One of the things I struggle with is my ‘potty mouth’, I have always cussed like a sailor, pardon the cliche’, but it’s true. On the positive side, the one thing that has not changed is my ability to speak the truth. Yesterday I was called negative repeatedly by someone at work. This person is above me in position and wields authority like a baseball bat. Basically I was berated for speaking the truth. As I listened to the words coming out of his mouth, in my head all I could think was, “You don’t know me at all.” Telling someone something they do not like does not make it any less true. If I appear negative to the outside world, it is because I SEE what is going on everywhere all of the time. As a human living in this world, but not of this world, it is a challenge to zip my lip and not call a spade a spade. Deal with it. No amount of berating, belittling, or passive aggressive behavior by anyone is going to break my spirit.
The only one I answer to is God. I may live in a skin suit for the time being, but what goes on here is a split second when compared to eternity. We come in with nothing and we leave with nothing. No man or woman living here actually has power over me or you. We are free to live with our love of Jesus Christ in our hearts, or not. We have the key to showing others the way out, or not. But please, when you find the key don’t keep it in your pocket. Hold it out for others to take and use. Time may be short in this life, but there is ONE THING we must do, so others can be free, and that is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. May God bless this day for you. If you are in pain and in need of a shoulder, give it to Him. If you are lost, living in confusion, or depression, give it to Him. If you are struggling with addiction, heartache, the darkest secret imaginable, give it to Him. He will forgive you and you can start living your life, this very second, in PEACE.