Jesus Is Your Lord? NOT!

We met a young man fishing on the pier alone.  We visited for awhile before I offered him a good news booklet about Jesus.

He said, “Actually, I made  Jesus my Lord and Savior two years ago!   But I’ve stopped reading the Bible and going to church because I feel like a hypocrite whenever I fornicate or smoke weed.”

I said,  “Jesus is NOT your Lord if you are continuing in your sin.  When a person gives his life to Jesus, he changes.  The Holy Spirit comes into his life and gives him the desire to please God and the power to obey God.  But it sounds as if you don’t have the desire OR the power.”

Then he said he wanted to recommit his life “for real.”  He said he felt God allowed him to meet us for a reason.  “I know I need God in my life and I want to turn away from my sins.”

We prayed with him, that the Holy Spirit would fill and empower him.  He seemed humbled and appreciative.  He promised to return to church, and was happy to receive the new Bible we’d brought along.

Please pray for “J” that he can get into a men’s accountability group to help him stay strong.


This life is temporary. This life is short.  When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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