Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Broken Life + Jesus = New Life in Him
The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God." How true this is! I was once headed for destruction and mocked at the message of the cross, but in a moment everything changed. I saw the great love God had for me. I recognized my sin separated me from Him. I recognized the only way this problem could be rectified was by confessing and repenting for my sins and accepting Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. The message of the cross was no longer some "out there" philosophy. It had become a reality in my life. I know there are those who have mocked the transformation in my life over the past twenty or so years, or who have tried to discredit what Christ has done. However this old saying can't ring any truer, "A man with an experience will always win over a man with an argument." What I've personally experienced cannot be taken away because I've lived it first hand. My life was broken and Jesus met me in that brokenness, and together we've never looked back. My testimony is simply, "My broken life + Jesus = New Life in Him." One of the most incredible things about being a pastor is seeing others with broken lives come to meet Jesus as Lord and Savior, and seeing their journey into new life begin. Seeing them experience the power of God personally is one of the most amazing things. Thank you Jesus for Your love, Your forgiveness, Your healing, Your plan for my life, Your provision, Your protection, Your body (the church), and Your cross.