Are you ready to take that step to make a real change in your life? I’m not talking about things like earning a new degree, finding a new job, getting married, losing weight, eating healthier, enjoying a new hobby, exercising more,…etc, etc. Those kinds of things are important, and can lead to a certain degree of happiness, but that is not what your spirit is searching for.
Your spirit is searching for the truth. Your spirit is searching for peace. Your spirit is searching for love.
You don’t have to search far to find what you are looking for. Jesus already loves you, and is right there in your midst. He has always been there. You know the little nudges you have been feeling; the questions about faith and God that you just can’t seem to shake off.
You know He is there, but haven’t been able to take that step out in faith. Something is holding you back from letting go and just inhaling the healing, saving grace of God.
You know who you are. You know that you SAY you believe, but what is keeping you from opening the door to allow the Holy Spirit to flood your life? Your life is filled with love and good deeds but you are still searching…
When everything in your life is going smoothly, just the way you planned it to go, you put your faith and the Lord on the back burner. “The Lord wants me to be happy” you say…as you carry on your day to day life without much of a change. Kind of a lukewarm existence. Believing that Jesus is your savior…after all, you’ve accepted Him in your heart, stating that “Jesus loves me as I am.” You are traveling through life almost at a standstill. One decision away from a true, intimate relationship with Him, which only requires your desire to love Him back and please Him with your life.
Yes, Jesus loves you. How do you love Him back?
And then comes the time of sadness, suffering and despair. When those times are happening, what are the thoughts running through your mind? “Lord, why have you allowed these things to happen? Why is it always me? Haven’t I suffered enough? Haven’t we all suffered enough? Where are you now, Lord?” These thoughts and torments swirl through your being and stubbornly you shut the door on the Lord. He is right there, and waiting for you to accept His love and peace, but you are too busy trying to “fix” things yourself. Once again you decide that Jesus will understand. It’s just not the right time to turn your heart and life over to Him. After the crisis is over…maybe then.
What will it take for the Lord to get your attention? Good times, bad times, what???
He loves you in a way that you cannot imagine. He is waiting to infuse your heart, body, and soul with His Holy Spirit. However, He will not intrude where He is not wanted or invited. He is waiting for your commitment of love and fidelity to His Sacred Heart.
Which part of your life will you keep from Him?
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16