Chris Esty said... "How has love changed your life?":
Before becoming a Christian I was subject to a life of uncertainty. At least, that is what I had thought at the time. You see, I didn’t know where I was headed, nor did I really care that much about it. All I knew was that I existed, and it didn’t matter to me if I didn’t exist. I was angry and depressed about many things, and had trouble trusting people as a result of what had happened to me as a child as my biological father had left me at a very early age. Unfortunately, the person who took his place was both physically and verbally abusive. So my self-esteem was not even remotely positive.
Eventually I got into drugs and started drinking alcohol. It was my way of escaping the pain of my reality. In fact, I did this so much that I used to refer to life as a ‘party’. Hence, all that mattered to me at the time was when and where the next ‘high’ would be. Of course, when the party had ended I was right back where I started from—angry and depressed…
I had always believed in God; I just didn’t care that much about Him, because I didn’t believe He cared about me. Of course, this was all the result of not taking the time to find out what He’s all about. I was too busy for that. And besides, the bookshelves in my house were filled with books on magic and witchcraft, as my stepfather was a magician. So I didn’t have the best of influences at the time!
This kind of lifestyle continued until I was in my mid-twenties. That is, until I heard an Evangelist tell me how valuable my life is to God, and introduced me to the Bible. That’s when I found Jesus Christ! He gave my life new meaning and revealed love for me like I had never experienced before. He even worked a miracle within my life to get me off drugs and alcohol.
I spent hours in the Bible. I couldn’t get enough of it, because it gave me hope for a better life and assurance that I was loved. It also provided me with answers to life, which was something that no one else had, at least not without using a Bible anyway. Thus, I gave my life to Jesus Christ in 1996. It was the best decision that I had made. And my experience with Jesus Christ is what I would like to share with you on this website as we open the Bible together and study the life of Christ. So let’s grow together in Jesus Christ and become the people that He would have us to be. Let’s learn from Him and walk in His steps together.
If you would like to discover what it means to give your life to Jesus Christ and how to do it, then read this article: The Assurance of Salvation
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8 NKJV)
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9 NKJV)
Sincerely,– By Chris Esty from: TheBiblePost.com