“The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.”( Psalm 34:18). Do you feel sometimes that you have strayed away from the Lord, and want to get back to what you have known is the truth? Sometimes we are so close to the Lord, and the Lord so close to us that we become to familiar with him, and take all he has given us for granted, which can cause us to lose that child like faith, and get caught up in the world. You become dissatisfied with yourself, and others, and finely the Lord, Jesus Christ himself. “Why”, you ask does this happen in our walk with the Lord? Must we lose that child like faith, do we have to lose touch with the simple truth of God’s love for us? No, we don’t have to stray from the Lord, but we are given a free will and we make choices everyday that can draw us closer to Jesus and his word, or we can chose to turn to old habits, and worldly things that can start to put up a wall between us and the Lord. Some of you know the Lord and have tasted and seen the Holy gifts which the Lord gives to his children. You have seen answered prayer and been touched by his love, and peace, and joy. You have been healed from sickness, and the Lord has carried you through times of brokenness and despair. I find when I chose the Lord daily in my life he is still there and , he hasn’t forsaken me , nor has he forsaken you, if you will just turn back to the Lord, that simple act of reaching out your hand of faith to receive all that the gifts Jesus Christ the Son of God has to give you, because he loves you. Why not start the New Year, with all the love, joy, and peace, that loving Jesus brings? You don’t have to wait until the new year. Jesus is calling you now.
Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen