Another memory from my years doing prison ministry:
I had some precious teenagers that night at the juvenile hall. One 17-year-old said he remembered me from the last time he was incarcerated: “You asked me then if I wanted Christ in my life and I told you I wasn’t ready. Well, I’m ready this time!”
He was arrested just four nights ago and said the arrest probably saved his life. He believes God brought him back for a reason.
“I believe God has His hand on my life, and I love Him for that. I used to think I wasn’t good enough to become a Christian—that I had to clean up my life first. Now I realize I cannot clean up my life on my own. I need to come to Christ first and let HIM clean me up.”
YES young man, that is the ONLY way!
- Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22
- SONG: INWARD TRIALS – Lyrics by John Newton (circa 1779) Music by Kathleen
[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: http://www.godlife.com/gospel/ and http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity
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