Oh, reader, if you would do any service acceptable to Christ, first of all, you must love Him, must turn to Him for mercy and forgiveness and receive a new heart. It is foolish to talk about living the Jesus way until one has a Jesus heart. It is foolish to talk about building the house of Christian service until one has the foundation, Christ Himself.

-Dr. John R. Rice, The Golden Path to Successful Personal Soul Winning

This is not just true of soul winning but also addiction recovery.


Proverbs 29:10
The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.
Why does the just seek the soul of a bloodthirsty man?  I believe it is to try to reach that soul for Christ.  They need forgiveness just like the rest of us.

So for my testimony…

I basically said I got saved young but still looked for my own way in life, but now I follow Psalm 119:113.

Order my steps in Thy Word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.


hidingingod:

My cousin got saved at grandma’s funeral. She knows God had been working on her all her life. There was a simple thing that happened when she was in her teens that she told my mom help contribute to her asking the questions that brought her to Christ.

My family was spending Christmas with her family. My sister and I were barely knee-high to a grass hopper, when my aunt brought out a birthday cake. My sister’s birthday was a few days ago, but my sister and I knew it was the birthday of Someone Greater. The two of us, innocently, started to sing happy birthday to Jesus.

My aunt became furious. She put out the candles and didn’t invite us for Christmas again.

My cousin knew that her mother’s anger was misplaced. Was not Christmas a time to celebrate Christ’s birth? She began to question why the Christianity she knew was so hypocritical. Leading her later to seek a real relationship with God.

I’m not doing this to boast in my actions. I was, like, four so I was acting, likely, out of childishness. God used a simple action of two children to help draw someone to Himself. It was not that action alone, but it was part of God’s plan. God is so great that He can use the actions of childishness for His glory.


My cousin got saved at grandma’s funeral. She knows God had been working on her all her life. There was a simple thing that happened when she was in her teens that she told my mom help contribute to her asking the questions that brought her to Christ.

My family was spending Christmas with her family. My sister and I were barely knee-high to a grass hopper, when my aunt brought out a birthday cake. My sister’s birthday was a few days ago, but my sister and I knew it was the birthday of Someone Greater. The two of us, innocently, started to sing happy birthday to Jesus.

My aunt became furious. She put out the candles and didn’t invite us for Christmas again.

My cousin knew that her mother’s anger was misplaced. Was not Christmas a time to celebrate Christ’s birth? She began to question why the Christianity she knew was so hypocritical. Leading her later to seek a real relationship with God.

I’m not doing this to boast in my actions. I was, like, four so I was acting, likely, out of childishness. God used a simple action of two children to help draw someone to Himself. It was not that action alone, but it was part of God’s plan. God is so great that He can use the actions of childishness for His glory.


Statement of Faith

I’m starting to work on a statement of faith for this blog.  I do not think I am done but I think I have found a good place to start.

I hold the Bible to the truth, and that all people are created equal that God has the right to both judge and love.  I hold to the belief that all people are made with the endowed right to freedom and life to allow service to God: the reason for our creation.

The rights of man can not fully be recognized, however, without the salvation from hell.  Everyman is born condemned already.  All people need to come to Christ exclusively for removal from the sin tarnishing the soul.  Salvation is from a person choosing once to be born again as a new creature in Him.

I believe sin to be what ever the Bible and the Holy Spirit are against.

It is the duty of every Christian to, out of love, to keep the commandments given by God, keep a good testimony, keep our hearts and minds pure and draw others to God.


All Week the Burden Has Grown

Dear Lord, I come in tears.
I feel my soul pressed
to pray for one without You.
You have said in Your Word
to those that don’t trust You.
I love them too much to endure
the thought of that suffering
being inescapable for eternity.
I wish he knew that Your love
isn’t like those on Earth.
And sometimes Your touch hurts.
But You are good.
You don’t plan an easy life
just the best life
with golden streets at the end.

Send away the devils that cloud his mind!
Use Your power to soften his heart!
He must chose You
but work on him
as a farmer does to soil
so the message can sink in.
I know that You want him
to be spared from hell as well.
If I’m to hurt longer than so be it.
But I beg he run to You
for forgiveness and healing.


How does he not shutter from the stains I have upon my robes from the sin I allow in my life?  How does His love see past that?
I have killed your Son and set the murdurer in me free
I have done nothing worthy of forgiveness
Yet you see me and want to save me from the mess I’ve made
Did you not see the scars I left on your Son’s hands?
I don’t understand the love.  I might never understand it,
But you tell me to just take it and you can transform me into a betaken of love for You
I don’t understand the power that transforms
But there are others that need this love that you freely offer
So though You have saved me transform me
So that others can have this love too
And I might be able to understand it somehow


People are born selfish and self-centered. Every man since Adam was born with a dead spirit. When you were saved, that spirit came alive as the Holy Spirit came to dwell within you. Anything touched by God comes alive!
Steven Curington, Nevertheless I Live

Urgent Payer Needed

A new Christian that I know is getting baptized on Sunday.  However her family that has been persecuting her since she made her profession of faith have invited themselves over to her house.  Could you all please pray for her and reblog this so others pray as well?



Sleep beckons him as his head aches.  Voices from his computer tell him to stay awake and tell him that they love him.  But they are just on the computer they don’t understand that he isn’t worth the room he takes on this Earth.  his body is weakening.  It would be so easy to sleep his way to death.

He has worked so hard to change the world; but changed nothing.  He gave away his heart to a girl who under valued her worth just to have it rejected and see her agonize more.  Every thing he touches turns to dust.  There  is no worth to him on Earth.  He has no fear of death…

But value on Earth of every man is super high to God.  He gave man kind, and our young man, His Son’s blood.  This isn’t just for death like fire insurance.  We are saved through blood and live afterward for Him.  We have something that God gave His Son to redeem.  Embracing Christ’s blood for salvation and life gives joy, peace and life more abundant.  It’s life in God strength.


Passion & Purity: 24 Hot Sweat and Wet Feet

So yesterday Edward and I stopped “crushing” and I had fully let him go.  Then I picked up this book today.

Really? I thought I was passed this.

Is this because Elisabeth and Jim’s separation from each other is an element of this book that is keeping hope alive?

So now to content of the chapter.

"Cheyene, it’s natural. I don’t hold it against you or Edward," Ryan said.  "You two are making to big of a fuss about it either way because it’s normal."

I headdesked. I had just told Ryan how disgracefully Edward and I acted when we met in real life for the second time.  The standard that he held us up to was a natural one.  I’m glad he didn’t hold it against us but I knew God did.

We are not meant to live merely by what is natural.  We need to learn to live by the supernatural.

I’m sick of people saying what is natural is good.  We are all born sinners so sin is natural.  Let’s also cut out this “people are good” stuff.  We are sinners.  I’m exhibit A.  If natural was all there was we’d be a sorry people.

God has offered forgiveness for the acts done by our natural sinful side then He offers us His strength to overcome what is natural and live in a new unnatural way.

God did all the work we needed for forgiveness at the cross. Thank God we just need to accept it as the only way because we could never prove ourselves good enough for it ourselves while in our natural selves.

But to tap God’s strength so we can overcome our sinful nature is a harder.  The harder times of life, like Elisabeth’s waiting for Jim, where we have to cope using God’s means rather natural means, we learn to tap that strength during that time.

Dear Lord, thank you for the salvation that you freely offered me.  I ask that you help me continue on tapping your strength so I can overcome my natural sins.