Friday, September 7, 2012

Blessed With A Second Chance

Before I begin today's entry, I just want to say that I am thinking of my brother, today.  In fact, both my brothers; the one who is alive, who commented to me about our brother Glenn, who died a couple of years ago.  Today, would have been Glenn's birthday, had he lived.  He was on my mind all day, today.  I'm sure he's celebrating in heaven.

If you've read Life with Lynnie (LwL) for any length of time, I'm sure you're aware that about a year ago, I authored my first book, Love Never Fails You...

In my efforts to market my book, I have met several local authors, that live here in Windsor and Essex County.  In addition, I have made a few on-line friends who also are authors.  Mostly, through Facebook (FB).

My FB friend, Sharon Sanchez is one such person. 

Sharon wrote a book, titled Blessed With A Second Chance.  Here is a LINK, where you can find out more information on how her book and how to obtain a copy.

I've read her book.  Sharon has quite a story! 

And, I am absolutely positive that people will be able to relate to her, in one way or another.  Maybe for themselves, or through family and/or friends. 

In any case, I pray that her efforts to help others by reading and understanding the plight of those who have suffered in the way Sharon has, will be blessed.  After all, God called us to support each other.

One thing that concerns me is salvation. 

Some people think that everyone will go to heaven when they die.  This is absolutely Biblically incorrect.  This is false teaching, at its worst.

Because there are those out there who are teaching falsely, many are being led astray.

Many are being deceived into thinking they can live their lives any way they like.  Even sinfully.  Those who believe this think they don't need to trust in Jesus, or honour God and His teachings to us.

One thing I am thankful for has been the strong, Biblical teaching that I received.  For this, I praise God and thank Jesus!  Without this truthful teaching, I would be lost.  As many are, today.

I am thankful there are pastors out there who teach Biblical truth.  In addition, there are people like me, Sharon and others who do the work of the Lord, in an effort to teach truth to those who may be being led astray.

On FB, I recently saw this Youtube video entitled, Are You Saved - Don't Be Deceived

One thing I must say is that I pray you are not being deceived.  I pray for you.  In addition to praying for those who need to come to Christ, I pray for friends, family, ministries and more.

Let's face it.  Life isn't easy.  And, it's not kind.

Without Jesus in our lives, we have no hope.  No hope for our future.  No hope for our eternal life.

Jesus gives us the second chance that we need.  He provides the forgiveness that we need in order to be able to spend eternity in heaven and not in hell.

People need this second chance. Many people have no idea that they will one day stand in judgement before Christ, and hear Him say... get away from me, I never knew you.

Some people don't really like it when I make a remark like the one I just made. But, if they don't, they should take it up with God, not me.

After all, in Matthew 7:22-23 we are told, "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."

If you are stuggling with life.  If you are suffering not knowing what to do to change your life.  If you truly want to have a new life, trust in Jesus.  He will change your life. 

And, you'll be blessed with a second chance.

Until next time...

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