Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God (1 John 4:15).
The only way God will abide in us is if we are born again. I say that because to get born again we must confess that Jesus is the Son of God. It’s so incredibly simple, and yet so hard. That confession must come from the heart, not from the head. So many people come to the altar to say what we call The Sinner’s Prayer: Father, forgive me of my sins, thank You for sending Jesus, I now submit my life to Him, and make Him my Lord.” And off they go back to their pew. The only problem is, they didn’t mean a word they said. Oh, it sounded reasonable, it sounded right. The mind is a devious thing; it changes its opinion with every new thought.
If you say that prayer with your heart, then you have seen how filthy your life is, and how far away you have drifted from God. Crushed, you surrender your all to Him. I’m not saying that one has to have a sobbing, hysterical, almost embarrassing moment; I’m saying you must see your own reality in comparison to Jesus. You must know you need a Savior, and then you need a Lord. After all, once you are saved, how are you going to lead this new life without a Lord. It’s impossible. He must be both!
Writing has been in my blood, so to speak, but when I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ and He told me to write, all my trepidations rolled away and I began in earnest! After all, if God Almighty says it was His idea that I be a writer, who am I to stand in His way? My hope is that you not only like what I write, but that your life is moved by it, and that your party to Jesus and with Jesus turns your life into days of Heaven on Earth.