Today many people are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and celebrate it in different ways. Many people believe that St. Patrick was a missionary and consider him the first person to bring Christianity to Ireland. If the words missionary and Christianity are unfamiliar to you, you may look up the definitions. So today, with that in mind I will celebrate by:
-Praying for Ireland and people all over the world.
-Telling the Good News of Jesus Christ:
- If you don’t know Jesus as your One & Only Savior, I pray that you will feel God’s presence in your life today and accept God’s gift of His One & Only Son, Jesus the Christ as your Savior. God has great plans for all people in the world for God created everything, and sent His Son, Jesus so we can turn from sin, and live a life God’s way, guided by God’s Holy Spirit in every situation. God wants all people to truly know Him and to learn to live His ways, having abundant life in every situation by truly believing and trusting in Him. God gives gifts that cannot be destroyed...like His, Son Jesus the Christ and Only Way to God. Also, fruits of His Spirit...Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control.
⭐️Acknowledge your need for a Savior and confess your sins to God
For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
)Jesus said) “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5
⭐️Accept The Gift of Jesus the Christ.
For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know[a] my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” John 14:6-7
If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. Romans 10:9-10
⭐️ Turn from your sinful ways and follow God’s way by faith in Jesus.
“iIf we walk in The Light, as He is in The Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purified is from all sin. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and The Truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and juat and will purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:7-9
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I Am The Light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father
who sent me. “All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to
you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:23-27
Prayer you can pray: Dear God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and ask that you forgive me of my sins. I ask to receive your son, Jesus the Christ, as my one and only Lord and Savior. I believe Jesus was crucified on the cross to save all mankind from sin and death and He overcame sin & death and was resurrected on the 3rd day after His death. I believe Your way, by faith in Jesus Christ, is right and not mine. I surrender my life to you God, by faith in your Son, Jesus Christ. Please help me, through your Holy Spirit, to love your way (pure) and to live a life that is pleasing and honoring to you. May the Light of Jesus Christ shine in me as I love and trust in You, God, with all my heart. Thank you. Amen.
if you have accepted the gift of Jesus Christ as your one & only Lord and Savior!
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
If you are not sure you understand everything that’s ok. You have just taken the first step to your new life with God by faith in Jesus Christ. Only you and God know your heart. If your heart is sincere then God will give you His Holy Spirit to teach you and guide you. *Please note: This does not mean you will be perfect—nor will every day be easy, but if you believe in Jesus Christ and desire to live God’s ways, then you will seek to live a life as best you can to live God's holy way. Start each day by spending time with God in prayer and by reading your bible. Not sure where to begin? Look up the scriptures you read on my blog posts and read them from your bible. Also 1 John 4:7-21, Genesis Chapters 1-3, John 1:1-42, and Galatians 5:1-26. (a number before : is a chapter--numbers after : are verses)
I pray that you will hear and obey God's voice by His Holy Spirit above all other voices in all the days ahead.
-Encouraging all Christians. May you not be afraid, overwhelmed, or discouraged in the days ahead. Trust in God, encourage others, and live a life that is pleasing to God by faith in Jesus Christ allowing His Holy Spirit to guide you in all your ways, May God strengthen you, & comfort you in every situation, and give you good heath to do the will of God each day. Daily read scripture in God’s Word (the Bible) to encourage you.
To all people: May you all have good health, peace in the days ahead & truly know the joy of the Lord and the great plans God has for all people by faith in His Son, Jesus. God bless you all! May the joy and peace of the Lord be yours today and always. May we be pure & holy vessels for God to carry the Light of Jesus Christ that dwells in all people who believe in Jesus as their One and Only Lord & Savior so all people rejoice and say Amen!