Jesus wants to give you more than eternal life. He wants to give you freedom, peace, health and the desires of your heart. Surrender to Him and let His Will be done into your life. You will see how your life will flourish when you follow Jesus and are led by the Holy Spirit.
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him” (John 14:6)
Why Should We Love Jesus?
It was 16th February 2017 when God placed into my heart the desire to go to the church on the following Sunday because something amazing is going to happen. I followed my heart and I went to the church. That was the moment when I realised that God is real and present in my life, that He loves me and He wants me to have a close relationship with Him. I instantly felt peace in my heart knowing this and I started to read the Bible and worship Him the very next day.
A couple of months later God spoke to me, telling me that He had chosen me. “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit-fruit that will last-and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you” (John 15:16)
From the very beginning, I loved God but somehow I wasn’t close to Jesus… I believed in Him but I didn’t feel ‘love’ in my heart, I didn’t understand why I should worship Him… The Holy Spirit changed the way I saw Jesus and He taught me why I should love Him – because He loves me, He gave His life for me (and for you), He died for the forgiveness of my sins (and yours), He made me righteous in front of God and He made a way for me to have a close relationship with God restoring what was lost when Adam and Eve disobeyed Him.
After I made Jesus my Lord and Saviour and I surrendered my life to Him my life changed completely. He takes care of all my needs and is revealing the next steps I should follow to accomplish His plan.
God’s Will for you is always good. If you are going through a difficult time please don’t blame God. He loves you. Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you (Psalm 55:22). He sent His own son to die for you. Who else would do this for you? I am grateful for what Jesus has done for me – The Bible, which I believe is God’s Word, says that by His stripes we were healed (1 Peter 2:24), He took up our pain and bore our suffering (Isaiah 53:4), He Himself took our infirmities, and bore our diseases (Matthew 8:17) and He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification (Romans 4:25). Isn’t this enough to love Jesus?
There is more. God loves you that much that He sacrificed His own son for the forgiveness of your sins and He wants to give you the desire of your heart if you take delight in Him (Psalm 37:4). Seek first His kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well (Matthew 6:33).
Your Kingdom Come, Your Will Be Done
I heard many Christians being grateful to Jesus for being saved, for having a place in heaven, but for me, Jesus has done more than this. He opened up the door to have a relationship with God, to learn more about Him and to get to know His heart. In such a short time God healed my hyperthyroid, I prayed for other people and they got healed partially or entirely, He gave me money and even more than I asked for, He gave me words of encouragement for me and for other people and He moved me and my family to Egham, in Surrey, UK, for a reason that only He knows. All this happened because I let Jesus control my life and I decided to be led by the Holy Spirit.
Being brought up as an Orthodox I found it really hard to pray. I knew the Lord’s Prayer but I used to say it more like a poem never thinking of its meaning. I rarely prayed for others and always in my mind without spoken words. That was the most difficult time but I got better after a couple of months.
Jesus taught us to pray asking God, The Father, “Your Kingdom come, Your Will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. When you surrender your life to Him and seek His Kingdom with all your heart I believe He wants to pour out His blessing upon you and your family. They have already been provided in the spiritual realm – “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3)
Accept Jesus as your Saviour and “repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 3:2). God is faithful, He is always keeping His promises.
Seek God All The Time and In All Times
If you have been saved, I have only one word for you – Congratulation! This is great but please don’t stop there. Seek God all the time and in all times – when you are happy and grateful, when you are sad ,when you need money or healing, when you need comfort etc. Meditate on His Word, The Bible, talk to Him, pray, ask Him to speak to you and I expect to hear Him. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened” (Matthew 7:7-8).
He is already speaking to you but you don’t have ears to hear. When you pray and ask Him a question give Him time to answer. You may be amazed by what will come back. Before I moved to Egham God told me that He has better plans for me and as I see them unfolding into my life I can assure you that His plans are much better than mine.
If you didn’t receive Jesus in your heart, please do. I am not just saying to receive eternal life (which is awesome anyway), but for living in peace and in harmony with God’s Will and have a close connection with The One who created you. Click on the image below to go to another page where you will find a prayer to receive Jesus as your Saviour.
Jesus promised to His disciples (and to you) that He will do whatever you ask in His name, so that the Father may be glorified (John 14:13). What does ‘whatever‘ means? It means anything or everything according to The Cambridge Dictionary. Jesus loves you that much that He will give you everything you ask for in His name – healing, peace, wisdom, food, money etc.
Be Led by the Holy Spirit
As I write this post I just feel how the Holy Spirit is leading me what to write and what Scriptures to mention… Follow Jesus, give your heart to Him and obey God. Live like Jesus lived on earth. God wants to use every single one of you to bless other people for His glory. All He needs is you being ready. Tell Him – “God, I am ready, use me for your Kingdom”. Whenever I told this to Him He either gave me words of knowledge for healing, a prophetic message for someone, or brought me people to pray for. God is good.
Look at this verse on what Jesus told to His disciples – “So that the world may know that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father commanded Me” (John 14:30).
God wants you to be like Jesus, to behave like Him, to have His eyes, His heart, His love and compassion for other people. Don’t judge them, just love them. Don’t look at how they look or how they are dressed. The other day God told me to look at how they really are and not at their appearances.
Love God with all your heart and do what He is telling you to do. I know it can be hard sometimes… I find it hard too but I do my best to do what the Holy Spirit is guiding me to do – share words of knowledge, give prophetic messages and pray for healing.
Just recently my husband had a pain in his foot and as I prayed for him, God instantly healed him. Praise The Lord for being so good. I have seen a few people healed but I want more.
One time God sent me someone to pray for Him but I didn’t obey… I felt so bad after that…God forgave me and He gave me another chance – He sent me another person one hour later to prove that I actually want to do what He is asking me to do… I didn’t expect this but when the other person started to tell me about her stroke and that she was due for a new surgery I felt the anointing of the Holy Spirit on me. This time I did what I was told and I prayed for her. My point here is that Jesus did what His Father commanded Him to do and you are supposed to do the same. When God is telling you to do something, just do it. Follow your heart and not your mind.
I know it’s not easy. It’s hard to find the boldness to do what He wants you to do especially because probably it’s going to be out of your comfort zone. If God wants you to pray for a stranger do it. In the worst case scenario, the other person won’t accept a prayer but you have done what God asked you to do. But what if the other person wants you to pray for Her and God heals her or delivers her from a drug addiction or a terrible depression saving her life? Wouldn’t you be happy that you have done what God asked you to do and you saved a person?
I pray that these words will go into your heart stirring you to seek God. He is good.