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Blessings of Becoming A Christian
Blessings of Becoming A Christian
I said to the Lord , “You are my Lord : apart from you I have no good thing.”
Living apart from the Lord, is there any good thing awaiting us ?
The Lord is the source of all good things that flow in our lives. Our lives are indeed miserable apsrt from Him.It is deprived of many good things. What are these good things we receive from the Lord since we accepted Christ as our personal Savior and Lord ? If we will only pause for awhile and meditate on the good things the Lord bestowed on us, surely we will discover how much blessed we are and will take delight in the Lord.
Let me just pause for awhile and count the “good things” the good Lord bestowed on me since He came into my life.
First of all, when I accepted the Lord as Savior in my life, I receive forgiveness from God for all my sins, past, present and future. Because of this, I receive the peace of God and my great burden of guilt is taken away from me. I therefore receive peace of mind.Blessed indeed are the ones whose trangressions are forgiven.
I am always thankful to God for receiving the wonderful gift of “eternal life” since I accepted Him as my personal Savior and Lord. Eternal life in me started the moment Christ Jesus made His residence in my heart. Because of this I have an assurance of a place in Heaven. After I die, I will live again to receive my eternal inheritance. Because of this I can look forward to a great future with God in His everlasting Kingdom.
I am always thankful to God for giving me power over all my sins. Since the moment I surrender my life to the Lordship of JesusChrist, sin has no longer any dominion over me.The power of sin is broken the moment I surrendered my life completely to the Lordship of JesusChrist. Because of this I am always delivered from the unpleasant consequences that sin may cause in a person’s life.. I have freedom from the tyranny of sin since Jesus came into my heart..
As a child of God, I receive the wonderful gift of “prayer.” Through this powerful tool I can communicate with my loving Heavenly Father any time I want to talk to Him. His communication line is open for me twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. I can bring all my petition and requests to Him through prayer. It does not matter how many times I call on His Name in a single day, He is always ready to listen to my cries. I can bring immediately to Him anything that bothers me. Because of this I have no reason to be anxious about the cares of life. I am delivered from the unpleasant circumstances brought about by too much anxiety.
As a child of God I am always thankful for God’s protection over my life. No weapons of the Enemy will prosper against me. Because of God’s protection over my life, I don’t need anymore security force to guard to assure my safety. In God, I am protected twenty four hours a day, seven days a week..
As a child of God, God’s provision is always with me. Though I am not rich by this world standard, I never lack good things. They always come on time. The loving Father in Heaven is always faithful in providing my daily needs.
As a child of God, I am so much blessed to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is my spiritual and invisible companion.who comforts me in times of my loneliness and despair. The Holy Spirit is my Teacher and Guide, He leads me into all the truth, He guides me in the ways of God. Because of the presence of the holy Spirit in my life I am delivered from the heresies of false teachers that are so prevalent in our time. The Holy Spirit always assure me of God’s loving presence in my life. He always bring to my mind things that will please God and things that will offend God. He is the one who instructs me about godly living. Because of Him, I am kept secure in my faith.
God also blessed me with wonderful Christian fellowship. I am blessed with loving brothers and sisters in the faith who surround me with their tender loving care.. Their prayers are always with me. From them also I receive godly instructions that kept me from being led astray..
I am so much blessed to have the Bible, the Word of God., The Bible is full of godly principles that guide my path in pursuing righteousness. The Bible contains also God’s wonderful promises to me, sufficient to strengthen each day of my life.
As a christian I am always inspired by the “Blessed Hope” I have in the Lord JesusChrist. Knowing the imminency of my Lord’s return, I will not dwell in my day to day debilitating trials and hardships. I know deep in my heart that in a little while I will behold His glory. This “Blessed Hope” in me keeps me in a pilgrim’s way.
So far those are the major blessings I receive from being a Christian. I may say, apart from being a Christian I cannot recall any good thing that came my way. For life apart from Christ is a life of chaos,a life of troubles, a life of strife and confusion, a life lived in constant fear and agony, a life of darkness and hopelessness, a life of futility and misery,
So far having known the Lord personally is the greatest blessing I received in my life. For only then, good things started to flow in my life. Truly apart from the Lord, I have no good thing. For the Lord indeed is the fountain of life from whom all blessings flow.…