By: Debbie Lindell09/15/16

Designed Sisterhood

You Can Know Jesus

I want you to know, long before this day, I have been praying for the moment when you would be reading these words. I truly believe, that what you are about to read is the most valuable and important message you could ever hear. So before you read on, I want to pray for you.

Heavenly Father,

I look to you on behalf of the beautiful life that is reading these words right now. I pray that as she encounters the truth of your son Jesus, and begins to understand all that He did for her, that the eyes of her soul would be enlightened and her heart would be open to receive all that you have to offer her.

And that, through your spirit and grace, she would have the faith to accept and believe it for herself.

Amen

What are you searching for?

Jesus is the answer to everything you have been searching for. And, you need to know that there is nothing about your past that would or could ever exempt or disqualify you from receiving what He has to offer you.

Jesus is the answer to everything you have been searching for.

No matter what sins you have every committed or are involved in right now, no matter what you have walked through in life, experienced, battled against, or been chained to in your past, it doesn’t change His mind about you. He loves you, and He wants to set you free from the bondage of your past, your sin, and your shame and give you a brand new life!

And, no matter where you are, reading these words in your car, at work, at school, at the park, alone or surrounded by activity–if you listen, you will hear these words being whispered to your soul. “Precious Daughter, I am the answer for all you have been longing for… I am absolutely everything you need!”

The truth is, we all need Jesus and He is all we need. We are all sinners. Not one of us is without sin. “For every one of us has sinned— and we all fall short (on our own) of God’s glorious saving presence” (Romans 3:23 PARA).

Without knowing and believing in Jesus and his forgiveness, you will forever be seeking to find a way to set yourself free from the bondage, guilt, and shame of your sin.

Sinfulness and the circumstances of our sin separate us from God, and keep us from experiencing the life God designed and intended us to live—a fulfilled, all-together abundant life, connected and in a relationship with Him.

And, the truth is that without knowing and believing in Jesus and his forgiveness, you will forever be seeking to find a way to set yourself free from the bondage, guilt, and shame of your sin.

Think about this for a second. Why do you feel the way you do? Why do you search for things to settle and distract your mind from your reality? Why does your heart and soul feel so empty and alone? The reason is this simple: you are longing to know and follow Jesus. He is the only answer that will set you free and put the pieces of your life in place.

We Can’t Change on Our Own

The Bible tells us this—that God, sent His son Jesus to earth to become the sacrifice for our sin and brokenness. He is the one and only way to freedom! “Jesus Christ (God’s son) made a single sacrifice for (your) sins, and that was it! By this single sacrifice, He did everything that needed to be done for everyone who takes part in this purifying process (accepting His sacrifice for their sin)” (Hebrews 10 PARA).

Nothing on your own can or will be able to take away your sin – and make your life feel alive and free from shame, except knowing and following Jesus and asking Him to be your Savior.

Without the work of Jesus, your spirit, your soul, your inner person, is dead! And, no matter what you do to try to change that on your own…

  • Go to church every weekend
  • Try to stop doing bad things
  • Say prayers morning, noon and night,
  • Do good works–and a thousand penances

Nothing on your own can or will be able to take away your sin – and make your life feel alive and free from shame, except knowing and following Jesus and asking Him to be your Savior.

It is possible that this is where you find yourself today. Maybe you have been trying very hard to live life right, to be a good person. Perhaps you are just plain tired of what life has been like, and you are searching for an answer. Or, possibly you don’t feel good enough to receive the gift of salvation that Jesus has to offer you.

You Can Be A Brand New Person

I have wonderful news! It doesn’t matter how you feel about yourself…because none of us are or ever could be good enough to receive the gift of Salvation that He has to offer. All any of us have to do is believe and accept his love and forgiveness. Listen to what the Bible says to you today!

“Jesus Christ arrived right on time to make this happen. He didn’t and doesn’t wait for (you) to get ready. He died on a cross for you (to take your sin) even though you were far too weak and rebellious to do anything on your own. God put His love on the line for you by offering His Son Jesus as a sacrifice for your sin in spite of all you had done” (Romans 5 para).

And, this. “By entering through faith into what God has always wanted for (you) – to set you right with Him, make you fit for Him, you can have it all together with God because of His Son Jesus Christ” (Rom 5:1&2 para).

Your sin—the guilt, emptiness, confusion, and questions within your soul—can be gone today.

That is so amazing! Your sin—the guilt, emptiness, confusion, and questions within your soul—can be gone today. Gone forever! And you can be a brand new person, the deadness and emptiness of your soul coming alive in an instant to the grace, beauty, and light of Salvation.

I have personally witnessed the transformation of a soul more times than I can count. It is altogether miraculous and beautiful. And it can happen to you!

How do we know Jesus?

All you have to do is this – “If you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9 amp)

It is that simple. You may be thinking that seems too good to be true. It’s because it is simple and it is that easy for you to receive. All you need to do is acknowledge your sin and tell Jesus that you believe in Him, accept Him as Savior of your life, and tell him that you want to follow Him. You can do it right now. Just pray this prayer out loud.

Jesus, I want to ask you to come into my life and forgive me of my sin. I believe in you, that you came to die for me, paid the penalty for my sin and made way for me to be free from condemnation, guilt, and shame. From this day forward, I want to follow you and live every day of my life wholeheartedly serving you!

Amen

Congratulations, sweet girl! If you just prayed that prayer for the first time or possibly as a recommitment of your life to following Jesus, I am so excited for you! You just became a brand new creation – your sin and shame washed away by his grace. The Bible says that the Angels in Heaven are rejoicing over this decision you have made – because you are a big deal to God! This is the truly the best day of your life – as you begin a brand new journey of walking with Jesus!

My staff and I would love to hear from you so that we can be praying for you and help you grow in your decision and commitment to follow Jesus. You can contact us through the contact page on the website to tell us your story or ask for prayer.

Love you much – Debbie xo!