Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Gospel

I never want there to be any confusion about why I blog. I want to be honest with you. This is the point where I tell you that God designed you to be in relationship with Him, to love God with your whole heart and to worship and trust Him. Because of our nature, we are separated from God; we disobey God and go our own way. We fail at loving God with our whole heart. But, the good news is that God sent Jesus Christ to pay the punishment for our crime and raised Him from the dead so that we could be reconciled to God. In Jesus we have the free gift of God's grace, we're set free from slavery to sin, and we're given a new heart to love God like we should. We joyfully await the return of our King Jesus, when we will finally live in His presence face to face. Why the wait? Because God is patient and kind and wants many to come to salvation.

We must repent and trust Jesus. How do you Receive Jesus Christ?
1. Admit your need for forgiveness and peace.
2. Be willing to turn from your sins, believing that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross and rose from the grave.
3. Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to forgive your sins & be your Savior.

If you're already trusting in Him, that’s awesome!! Do not waste your life, go out and live each moment on mission to spread the good news of His grace and His soon coming return.

19 comments:

Amanda said...

Thank you for posting this - it's so refreshing to read a blog where the author is not ashamed to know God and share the good news! I just found your blog and am loving it! You are an inspiration! ~ Amanda from GA

The Newsham's said...

Thank you Amanda from GA. If I were to try and take all the credit for everything that has taken place in my life it would be a lie. God has changed me and I feel compelled to share it. I'm so glad you found my blog, I hope you continue to read it!

TJWisdom said...

That's great that you post this and our not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Keep on Keeping on!
You look great!

My blog:

www.bubblingwitheleganceandgrace.blogspot.com

The Newsham's said...

Thank you for your kind words. I am compelled to talk about Jesus and what He has done for me.

Jennifer

Patti said...

Wonderful words! I've loved Jesus quietly for years...but I'm finally moved to talk about it..God has done amazing things for me. He is my loving guide and I am challenged everyday to make this life about him...=)

Living a Changed Life said...

Patti - I am so glad that the Lord has brought you to a place where you want to be more open to talk about the amazing things He has done in your life. People need to hear about what Jesus has done for you.

Holly said...

Thank you for your inspiration! I love Jesus and try to live my life according to his plan although I have a little trouble with "Let Go and Let God." I pray about this continually. I love to read stories such as yours. Your blog is great. Congrats on your weight loss....I just lost 21# and am still working at it. Again thanks for the inspiration.

Living a Changed Life said...

Holly - You're welcome! Congrats on losing 21 pounds. I struggle to let go and let God, but I am learning. He always brings people into my life to encourage me to do that a little more everyday.

Elisabeth LaMouria said...

Saw you as a new friend on B.F. - what a great story you have. Great blog, and I love this page. God bless you on your journey and congrats on your milestone in weight-loss!
-The Lean Green Mommy Machine

Living a Changed Life said...

Elisabeth - Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! I look forward to getting to know you better!

Dorothy Freeman said...

What a testimony you are to what it really means to know and love Jesus! I too am a Christian and my life has been changed from one of despair and darkness to joy, hope, and peace that surpasses worldly understanding.
And Jen...you look GORGEOUS!
Dorothy...MAKE MINE CHIC!Boutique

Living a Changed Life said...

Dorothy - Thanks for stopping by my blog! You are so encouraging!! It is nice to find another Christian to share in the joy that comes when God restores us from our sin!

Kelly said...

I'm so proud to see a sister in the Lord who is proud of Jesus! It's wonderful to use this blog as a tool to spread the good news. Thank you for having a heart that loves the Lord, and a willingness to share Him with others!

Eli said...

This is incredible!
Congratulations with your weight loss success! I'm on the same journey that you've taken and I hope to achieve results like yours!
God bless you!

Anonymous said...

GOD BLESS YOU FOR SHARING SO HONESTLY WITH US....GOD CHANGES LIVES... THANK YOU FOR GIVING US A BLOG TO READ THE WORD OF GOD..WE NEEDED IT...

Misty White said...

wow , you look amazing and healthy . Proud for you and proud of you. More Important that you Know Jesus. I have too joined ww for a 2nd time. First time I lost 89.9 pounds and was 10 pounds away from getting lifetime. I got sick and then ending up gaining some weight back and never fully recovered and just kept Gaining so I quit WORST mistake EVER . I have rejoined and I was 8 pounds away from my starting weight the first time I joined . SAD But this Journey is different Because I have included Jesus in this Journey. I have been back at ww and lost 7 pounds and on my way to a new me . Also the Devontional Made to Crave book is really opening my Eyes . LOVE LOVE your website and will be following you and your journey . Thank you so much.

Priscilla said...

I just found your blog when I googled "weightloss blog". The rest of them out there are informative and helpful, but to see another Christian blogging about weightloss is such and encouragement. Thank you for what you are doing. Because of it someone else could google as I did and become saved.

Bombardier247@earthlink.net said...

If you only knew how desperate I was this morning, when I woke once again feeling defeated, worthless, and paralyzed to take the next step...and I have know Jesus for quite sometime. I'd love to share more via e-mail, but I just wanted you to know that after FINALLY SURRENDERING to our creator and crying out ABBA FATHER, I was led to your blog because of the DOLE BANANA DIPPERS....lol... I love our savior and would be grateful if we could begin sharing via e-mail? You have truly inspired me. Thank you for your obedience.

Deborah Hardin said...

It was by no accident that at 5:14 EST, that I reviewed your berry and cake mix recipe. I am a Christian and love the Lord with all my heart, but like all Christians, I too fall in the trenches some times. I am a RN and for the first time in my life, I am having a hard time finding out where it is God wants me to go. I have been a nurse for 30+ yrs and I am passionate about taking care of God's children. I have not been taking care of my body and eating the right foods..... and then PRAISE GOD,, your blog was brought before my eyes by our creator.. thank you so much for your inspiration and sharing your love for Jesus.. please keep me in your prayers to find that right job that God has for me, and you will be in mine to keep spreading the gospel and leading people to Jesus......In Christian love, Deborah

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