I’m reading through the Gospel of Mark right now and again, I realize…
people get better when they are exposed to Jesus.
Does that make you want to live differently? It sure does me… I want to give the rest of my life to the cause of exposing people to Jesus in engaging and gracious ways.
Why? Because I know how much my life has been “bettered” since I have been exposed to Him!
Pre-Jesus I was a:
- High School dropout
- am married to my best-friend and bride of ten years and daddy to “The Ladies” (four little girls)
- am a preacher and a leader
- have 2 masters degrees (from high school dropout to a bunch of letters behind my name, three of which are GED)
- On a mission for the rest of my life
Pre-Jesus, I hated my life so much that I actually tried to get out of it.
Post-Jesus, I love being alive so much that sometimes I just want to scream (not a girlie scream… a deep throated manly bellow)
Pre-Jesus, I always felt guilty, was scared of death, and lacked purpose.
Post-Jesus, I am forgiven, not afraid of anything, and I know what I have been made to do.
Gosh, life after Jesus is so much better! Why wouldn’t we want to share this kind of life-changing relationship with everyone?
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What a great testimony!
Actually being around Jesus is a watershed. You either get better or you get worse. You chose or were graced into the getting better. Many that we know and love, when faced with a “what will you do with Jesus” moment, simply harden their hearts and get worse. Although I am not sure if they can get more lost.
Thank you Jesus that You rescued me from choosing my own stuff and staying on the worse side!