For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. Rom. 5:10
Until we come to know God and the wonderful gift of His Son we are His enemies. It is when we accept the gift of the forgiveness of our sins, that we can be reconciled.
As a child I learned about God in church and Sunday school. Each year the study told me more about God. I found out as I was growing up that I should ask God to help me to make the right choices. Through classes and retreats I came to know God better and felt a closer relationship with Him.
There have been ups and downs in my life, just like everyone else. As I grew older I learned to talk to God and rely on Him more and more. I feel His presence in my heart, and hear His gentle voice guiding and comforting me. Here are some examples:
When I was facing a scary surgery I learned to turn it over to Him and literally felt a heavy weight being lifted from my shoulders.
At a time when our finances were at their lowest He told me that we really needed to give a proper tithe to Him, not just what I felt we could afford. It was after I began to tithe that our money began to stretch and we always had enough to cover our expenses.
Our church had a healing service when our oldest daughter was about nine years old. We had just learned that she had scoliosis, a curvature in the spine. I felt called to take her to the service. We laid hands on her shoulders and prayed over her. When I took her home she said that her back felt hot. I lifted her shirt, and where the curve had been was a red, warm, spot and her spine was straight.
You can have this gift of forgiveness, and the gifts He has in store for you. Just reach out and take the gift that is waiting for you.
Do you have questions about how to accept this gift? Can you share wonderful experiences you have had since you received the gift? Share those with us at the end of this post.
The New King James Version. (1982). (Ro 5:10). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.