Life is full of many mysteries, not to mention disappointments. Your past does affect your future. Things that happened in your past should not dictate your future. We all have had mishaps we had no control over, but thank God we made it through. If you had a hurtful and dark past, let it go! How do I let my past go? Look to Jesus Christ and ask Him to help you. Learn to trust Him. The experiences you have with God are life-changing. With the new birth, you're born again in Christ.
Christ is the mediator between you and God. You can not commune with God when you do not approach Him in the name of Jesus. Oh! you can pray to God as a sinner, but you must talk to Him about being forgiven for your sins and be saved. This is why Christ came into the world. When a man realizes that he cannot save himself, he must first seek Christ and accept His saving power (the grace of God). God is drawing you to His Son Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. The invitation and the grace of God are extended unto you, it is yours to accept or reject. You must become a part of the (family) Kingdom of God. Before there is a "You and God." Outsiders are without because of their choice. Having a relationship with God is a personal decision. If you miss out on being born again, hell is waiting on you. I want to admonish you don't wait until it is too late! When you become a part of the family of God, your relationship changes. It changes from you being the enemy of God to become the friend of God. You will have the privileges of a son and Father relationship. God loves you; He wants to be your God. Accepting Christ is accepting God. When you accept God, you must love Him with your whole heart. Jesus teaches his followers by saying, "If you love me, keep my commandments." God does not expect us to love Him, but it is a requirement. Then Jesus gives us (the family) a Word of security. In the bible (KJV), St. John 14:23, "And Jesus answered and said unto Him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him." We are in God because of His great love for us. Your relationship with God is personal; no love, no God.
thunder the baptist
putting the Lord's business in the street