What Would It Look Like?

You know, there are many days I wake up in the morning and wonder… 

What would my life look like if I wouldn’t have accepted the beautiful “love gift” of salvation offered to me by Almighty God? 

What if I wouldn’t have repented of my horrific sins and been washed in the cleansing blood of the Lamb of God, our Lord Jesus Christ? 

What if the first time a friend mocked me for the “life changes” they saw occurring in my life, I had failed to hang on to the Truth?  

What if the first time a former temptation happened in my new life, I would have given into it? 

What if when the first testing came, I would have flunked the test before I even went through it, because of fear?

What if I hadn’t listened to the Holy Spirit’s still small voice within and began to make some choices that weren’t indicative of my old personality?

What if I hadn’t fallen in love with my Lord Jesus Christ as my Prince and my Bridegroom and desired to learn more of Him?

This is probably what it would look like

But… Praise be to God for His unspeakable gift!!   I do know Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and I have a Heavenly Father who adopted me.  My future in secure in the love of God, my hope is eternal, my life is mapped out by my Father and I am never alone.

Ephesians 1:3-10 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,  even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love  he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,  to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.  In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight  making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.” (ESV)

You know, we all know those people who don’t know our Lord Jesus… or maybe they once walked with Him but have wandered.  It’s our God-given commandment to tell the Gospel and pray for them.  Have a blessed week ~~~

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Streim

There is great peace and joy in knowing the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior. I am blessed to serve our Heavenly Father through Him. Everyday is a new day to share the the glorious Gospel message of grace and forgiveness; the blessings of hope; the Father God's eternal promises; and the importance of living daily in the will of God according to the Scriptures, especially now with the world in chaos and uncertainty. My life before I asked God to forgive me of all my sin through the blood of Jesus Christ and I repented (turned away from it); was one of utter selfishness in all aspects of my life. I partied, I lived for ME and only me! Now, I live for Him, with great joy daily. I want to share the Gospel, encourage other sisters/brothers in Christ through prayer and do as He leads by the faith He's given through His abundant grace! Read more on my "About Me" page at my site.

9 thoughts on “What Would It Look Like?”

  1. “…the riches of His grace, which He lavished upon us…” Lavished upon us…if I will only accept those riches of His grace….lavished. WOW. These verses in Ephesians are favorites, but hey, they are all my favorites! Have a good week, Stephanie. Cheryl

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  2. Thanks for sharing, Stephanie

    I’m guessing my life would have been a black hole… something that could be described as “an endless pain with a painful end…” I’m thankful for the Light and Salvation that found me.

    “But… Praise be to God for His unspeakable gift!! I do know Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and I have a Heavenly Father who adopted me. My future in secure in the love of God, my hope is eternal, my life is mapped out by my Father and I am never alone.”

    So thankful that His grace is more than enough.

    Blessings,
    ann

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    1. Thank you so much Ann for such a beautiful comment. I, too, thought my life may look like a big black hole…
      I am ever so thankful that “His grace is more than enough…”

      Be blessed sister
      Stephanie

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  3. I often stop to wonder what my life would have been like had God not stepped in 8th June 1958 and changed me completely, adopting me into His own family as His blood-bought child.

    My life was intolerable. Had I become a nun (I was enrolled to enter a novitiate early 1959) I doubt I could have coped with it. I didn’t have any reason to believe in a God. The only reason for becoming a nun was that I would work in an orphanage with children, and I loved children.

    I think of all the things that could have happened . . . . .

    But praise God, He stepped in and for the last 54 years He has been my ever-loving, perfect Father; my constant Companion; my Instructor and Guide; my Strength and Provider; my Comfort and Encourager; my Challenger and Enabler . . . He has been Everything!

    What a privilege it is to be a co-worker together with Him, giving His message of love, mercy and grace to those He places in my path.

    What an amazing God!

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  4. I love how you said “my future is secure in the love of God, my hope is eternal, my life is mapped out by my Father and I am never alone”. I totally needed that reminder today – that although I’m not sure what the future holds and I feel like I don’t know where God is taking me next He has it all planned out and under control and even if it’ll be hard to go wherever He chooses to lead me I’ll be 100% fine because He’ll be beside me every step of the way! 🙂 Thank you for this. Be blessed!!

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