Having just had Thanksgiving and looking forward to Christmas; this is one of the two (Easter being the other) holiest times of the year for Christians – a time of great joy. That said, when I look around at the state of our country and the world, I can’t help but feel that far too many people are missing out on what the God of the Bible has to offer.
Many consider themselves Christians and I don’t mean to imply that Christians don’t suffer hardships, but if Christ is not first in our hearts and minds, we are cheating ourselves. God does bless all the world’s people, believer or not, but for those who profess their faith and fully surrender to His will, the blessings are palpable and many. Truly having Christ in your heart will bring peace, comfort, and overwhelming gratitude and joy unlike what we define for ourselves as “happiness”. You will begin to view your challenges differently, your relationships to those around you will change, you will be more patient, less likely react out of frustration and you will be drawn to serve others, all others, not just the people you “like”.
If you don’t have this, but you want it, you only need to do two things. First, pray this short prayer, Lord, I am a sinner, forgive me. From this moment, I surrender to your will, I accept Jesus Christ as my personal savior and will strive to live all aspects of my life for your glory. Amen. Next, find a good Bible based church that preaches the gospel (Google it – you will find one) and be sure to attend faithfully.
Thanks for reading. If you prayed this prayer, please let me know – and share this post with others. As always, I invite your feedback, please comment below.