Surrendered Your Life to Jesus? Did it Change You?

One night at the juvenile facility I asked Francisco if he’d noticed a change since he surrendered his life to Jesus.

He said, “Ever since that night I feel more relaxed.  I don’t have stress like before.  I have a desire to read my Bible because I want to know God better. I find myself praying a lot and thanking God even for my problems.”

Jose arrived late, asking if he could join us. He had listened to Francisco share how God had changed him. Then said, “God hasn’t changed me at all!   Well, just a little.  I had some peace at first, but not anymore.  I sure don’t feel like reading my Bible OR praying!” Then, after a couple of minutes, “I hate to be rude, but would you excuse me?”

Jose walked away and Francisco said, “I don’t believe Jose has really given his life to Jesus. I don’t even know why he came to Bible study tonight.  He came late and left early—that was rude. When you’re not here, he doesn’t act like a Christian at all. He’s trying to make you think he’s something he’s not.”

“Francisco, we don’t know what’s in his heart. The fact that he came, even for a little while, means that God is tugging at his heart. Will you pray for him this week? God loves him. We need to love him too.”

  • Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.      1 John 4:7-8
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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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9 Responses to Surrendered Your Life to Jesus? Did it Change You?

  1. Matthew says:

    It’s important that new Christians understand that they are receiving Jesus as their Saviour AND their Lord. If they truly receive Him as Lord, their lives will be changed.

  2. Wilda R. says:

    Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the fantastic work!

  3. Frances P. says:

    Thanks for your personal marvelous post! I truly enjoyed reading it. I will make certain to bookmark your blog!

    I want to encourage you to ultimately continue your great job!

  4. Frank King says:

    Kathleen; you’re so right. We don’t know what’s going on in the hearts of others. Prayer for them is always appropriate.

  5. Frank King says:

    Thanks Kathleen for sharing. You are so right. It’s impossible for us to know what God may be doing in the heart of an unbeliever. Change starts in the heart beyond the view of mortal men.

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