Can you imagine what it would be like to win hundreds of millions in the lottery? I'm sure any one of us would be overwhelmed at our good fortune. What would you do first? I don't know about you, but I'd tell everyone I know about this amazing, life changing event. Then I'd use the money to help my family, friends, church, and charities. It would be so exciting I wouldn't be able to hide my happiness.
Friends, we have been given a gift much more valuable than all the money on earth. For those of us who believe, we have eternal life and will spend it with our glorious Father in heaven who loves us beyond measure. And here on earth, in the midst of our most difficult trials, He comforts us and gives us a peace that passes understanding. That's worth more than all the riches on earth! But sometimes it's hard for people to share their faith. We don't have to do anything in our own strength; rather, we let the Holy Spirit work through us, giving us the words He would have us say.
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God - 2 Timothy 1:7-8
I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, the for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith."- Romans 1:16-17
When we surrender our lives to the Lord, we come alive spiritually and our lives are changed in amazing ways. We are no longer alone. He loves us beyond measure and is our strength and our comfort.
Thus says the LORD, who created you: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you."- Isaiah 43:1-2
Let's take as many as we can with us! Let the Holy Spirit guide you, living a life that reflects God's love.
We live in a dark and weary world that desperately needs a Savior.
I'm so thankful that He has redeemed me, given me hope and a purpose. His priceless gifts are beyond compare. Having Him in my life is far better than winning the lottery!
Wishing you all blessings :)