A life worth living , full of Joy and peace

FINDING PEACE                                                                                                               At some point in our   life’s journey, we come to realize how inadequate we are to deal with all   that life throws our way. At some point we realize the things we fought so   hard to attain or to achieve simply did not satisfy our desires or meet our   expectations.At some point we realize we cannot fill the lingering void in our heart on   our own. While the pursuits of pleasure, relationships, money, power, and   other things may satisfy us for a short time, we ultimately find that the   empty longing inside us always returns. It is at this point we discover the   strength to fill this void can only come from the One who placed it there. We   discover the love and the power of our risen Lord and Savior. We discover   Jesus.THE PROBLEM
God created us to have a relationship with Him and to experience true,   lasting peace in this life. That “missing peace” inside every man,   woman and child is caused by our separation from God which is a direct result   of our sin. Here’s what the Bible says in Isaiah 59:2

“But your   iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face   from you, so that he will not hear.”

Romans 3:23 says it like this “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of   God.”

OUR ATTEMPTS TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM
People have tried many ways to restore this lost relationship with God, but   no amount of effort or good deeds on our part can ever pay for our sin.
Titus 3:5 says

He saved   us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his   mercy”

“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.” (Eph 2:8-9)

Regardless of which path we may choose to try and reach God, the fact is,   there is only one way to find Him.

“There is a way   that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” (Proverbs   14:12)

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes   to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

GOD’S SOLUTION
Jesus Christ died on   the cross and rose from the dead to pay the penalty for our sin and restore   our lost relationship with God. Read what the Bible says in the following   verses

“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. For God did not send his Son into   the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”   (John 3:16-17)

“For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the   unrighteous, to bring you to God.” (1 Peter 3:18)

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still   sinners, Christ died for us.” (Rom 5:8)

OUR RESPONSE
Just knowing all this intellectually is not enough. We must act upon it by   trusting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, believing in Him by faith, and   receiving His free gift of salvation.

“Here I am! I   stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I   will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” (Rev 3:20)

“Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he   gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:12)

“That 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.” (Rom 10:9)

HOW TO FIND THAT MISSING PEACE
You can receive Jesus   Christ right now, wherever you are, whoever you are, whatever you’ve done.   His free gift of salvation is your only hope to find that missing peace in   your life. Here’s all you need to do:

1. Admit your need. (“I am a sinner.”)
2. Be willing to turn from your sins (repent).
3. Believe that Jesus died for you on the cross and rose from the   grave.
4. Pray and invite Jesus Christ to come in and control your life   through the Holy Spirit. (Receive Him as Lord and Savior.)

There are no exact words you have to pray. Simply put your faith in Him and   pray something like this.

“Dear Lord   Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that   You died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins. I now invite You to come   into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You alone as my Lord and   Savior. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

YOU CAN HAVE ASSURANCE!
If you prayed this prayer, you can know for sure that God heard you and has   forgiven your sins. the Bible says

“Everyone who   calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Rom 10:13)

“He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God   does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of   the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life

You must do this  to have a life of joy and peace, and you must live it as an example of  christ.

We must be able forgive

We must be able to love

We must know what god expect of us

We must know god’s purpose for our lives

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