Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I Was Wrong

After nearly three years of not writing anything on this blog, I think it's time for an update on a post I wrote here back on July 19, 2009. In that post, I tried to explain my beliefs regarding God. I explained that I was agnostic and was completely OK that there might not be a God at all. Soon after that, I began describing myself as an atheist. I was convinced that, based on the evidence available to me, there couldn't be a God. I've changed my mind about all that. I could not have been more wrong about who God is.

Almost three weeks ago, I got up after trying to take a nap and, for no apparent reason, I sat down at my computer, pulled up the Bible online, and looked up John 14. I started reading and didn't stop until I got to somewhere in Acts 3. At that point, I was broken. I fell to my knees and wept from the depths of my soul, asking Jesus to take over my life. I asked Him to forgive all my sins and give me a new heart. Based on several promises found in the Bible (Galatians 2:20, for one), I am convinced that, when I stood up from that prayer, I was a new and different man. (1 Samuel 10:6) Nothing has happened since then that has come close to giving me cause to change my mind. On the contrary. Each day that passes I am more and more convinced that He converted me on the spot... in that moment. The old Jeffrey is dead.

I am also convinced that our Creator loves us so much and is so desperate to be reunited with us that he died a painful, humiliating death on the cross. He did all that for just a chance that you would choose to let Him live in your heart. If you let Jesus into your heart, let go of everything, and let Him take control, you will be amazed at the peace and joy you will have. Just let Him in and He will do the rest. I promise. Even more importantly, He promises."I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh." Ezekiel 36:26

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