A Heart Confession Away

The creator of the universe is closer than we think. He is with us at all times, though many times we fail to recognize His presence, He surrounds us always.

In the past, I assumed that God stayed somewhere in space and when we prayed, He weighed His answers according to our conduct. So you can imagine how low my expectations were, of getting any of my prayers answered.

I thought that by faithfully praying the rosary and the saints intercessory prayers, He would maybe see my dedication and answer me. However, I honestly did not know there was a deeper realm to touching God and of knowing He is right here with us, in all things and at all times.

That kind of depth can only be found by coming to Jesus. Just as we are. No in-between mediators, no hindrances, no works or good deeds to make us first at least acceptable.

Just as we are.

We need not fix ourselves first or try to deal with the pride, the anger, the heartbreak, the rejection, the pornography, the suicidal thoughts, the jealousy, the impatience, the hate, the pressure to conform to this world and all the strongholds the prince of this world has made one believe they can never overcome.

The righteous lives we desire to live, without guilt and condemnation only Jesus can help us to live it. For,

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Indeed in Christ, we are a new creation, the old is passed away, behold all things have become new.

Jesus baptizes not with water but with the Holy Ghost. And the Holy Spirit transforms our lives day by day. Not condemning us when we fall, but convicting us to be better and to keep going. Therefore, the perception people have of God waiting for us to make a mistake so that He can write us off, is false and from the devil.

I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’

John 1:33

Therefore, Jesus is in the business of grace. For He did not come to the world to condemn it, but through Him whosoever believes in Him should have eternal life.

The Lord is gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and He is always close to the broken hearted.

However, it is also as important to know that the Lord’s grace will one day cease. God said, “my Spirit shall not always strive with man.” His long-suffering will come to an end, just like in the times of Noah. That is why it is paramount to seek Him while He may be found.

There are words Jesus spoke, that even up-to now, I marvel at.

John 6:37 All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

Oh that today, we would hear His voice and harden not our hearts from Him. For He is close. Only a confession and a heart, mind, body and soul, submission away.

 

Comments

July 28, 2020 at 4:43 pm

Awesome message! HE waits for anyone who will call on HIS Name to be saved… GOD, by HIS Spirit in loving discipline, will help anyone struggling to get to a place of overcoming -to be more than a conqueror…



shykospen
July 29, 2020 at 3:35 am

All Glory to God
And I am learning as well that is a journey trusting God as He helps us to overcome the things we face day by day.



shykospen
July 29, 2020 at 4:53 am

Thank you so much Jeff for this 🙂
I am currently in a place of unbelief and doubts though I know He is sovereign and He is able to walk me through. I just don’t trust my flesh and my own thoughts at the moment and I need His grace now more than ever.



July 29, 2020 at 7:41 am

Yes, totally agree -it took me 19 years to overcome fear by HIS mercy and grace not including the fear I had before I attempted to take my life. GOD will give you breakthroughs and help you be more than a conqueror as you walk by faith… Whenever you doubt or fear, take steps of faith toward HIM for HE is pleased with our faith response… Even when we may stumble or fall, HE is there to pick us up to press on again…



shykospen
August 24, 2020 at 4:48 pm

Thank you for sharing this. I saw a link directing to the full story and I will read it as well. Jesus is capable of turning beauty from ashes and when He restores, He restores so beautifully.



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