Not to mention the lying… I actually had my 4th grade teacher convinced that I was born on a boat on the Mississippi river. Oh yeah I also told her that the waters were rough that night and that the boat was being attacked by huge alligators! No joke, real life here folks! It gets better… When my mom came to the school for parent teacher conferences my teacher said that he was blown away at the intensity of my birth story and that she wanted to hear the whole thing from my mom directly. (You see I had to write a report about something exciting that happened in my life… so I picked a lie.) Needless to say that didn’t go over so well with my mom when she found out that I had lied so much.
I was on a spiraling vortex towards darkness. One day… I decided to make a change. Just like I had decided to Steal, Cuss, Lie… I had decided that I was done trying to be fake. That I didn’t want to continue being good at church and bad at home/school. I asked Jesus into my heart, I told him that I was tired of keeping up with the charade. I asked him to save me.
I had heard all my life that Jesus saved people. And when I was a kid I never really knew what that meant. Now I know. He saved me from sin. He rescued me from the path of Hell. He forgave me of all those things that I had done wrong (waaay too many to list). I obtained salvation. Salvation in and of itself is not enough though. I have had hard times, struggles that I have had to overcome. Even past sins that I have repeated, all to put me back in that place that He found me in all those years ago. He saved me. Although I am a new creature in Christ (2nd Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold all things have become new.) every day I fight to continue to hold onto that Salvation. It’s not a “Get Out Of Jail Free” card that I can just stick in my wallet and whip out when I die and say “See?! I was saved! I’m good to go!” I have to die daily (1st Corinthians 15:31), everyday continuing to hold onto that great gift of salvation. It isn’t by any means something that I believe that you can lose, but rather you should understand the great cost of that salvation and I for one feel unworthy of it. I desire to be with Jesus. I know that he loves me. I know that he cares for me. And I will live the rest of my life to try and live up to the price that was paid for me. Galatians 2:20 - I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
If you are in need of Salvation. If you need Jesus in your life. Then pray this prayer: “Jesus, I recognize that I have sinned. I ask you to come into my life. To show me the right thing to do. To guide me in every day of my life. I believe that you are the Son of God. I know that you can save me and I ask you to come into my heart.”
If you prayed this prayer and believe it with all your heart you are saved. It’s that simple! Get yourself a bible and find a good bible believing church. Send us a message and let us know! Check back on this blog every week. You aren’t alone. There are others like you. Without sounding too Hollywood… We are the Resistance. Join the Movement!
Derek, Sarah, David
The Nameless Movement