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Saved By Grace - My Testimony
By angelmom
10/5/2013 5:14:39 PM

I send this post with a prayer that you will all feel the Love of your Father in Heaven.

Not by faith, but by grace. And yes I am saved by grace. Even with my meager trying, I do fall short. That's the fall of the natural man (or woman in my case). After all of my trying, I fall short. It is an insult to the Lord when I try to save myself. If I could really save myself, why would I even need a Savoir?

I give my personal best everyday,and that is all the Lord expects. He promised to do the rest. I didn't use to believe him, but I do now. It is a cultural Mormon who believes in earning heaven. It is a follower of Christ who knows they can't. But it is the person who is humble who will know that all miracles come in and through the Lord, and are He delivers those miracles in His way and with his perfect timing. My faith teaches me that all things are possible. And it is Him which allows me to partake of the healing that is encompassed within His wings. That is what His Amazing grace does for me.

Do I slip and fall in someway, everyday? Yes I do, and always will. That " slip" for you may be porn, it may be drugs, food, control, or pride. Maybe not, but it will be something. The question is where is my/ your heart? The Lord knows our hearts and there is no way of lying about what is in them. I am grateful for this knowledge, it saves me and my loved ones. When we point our hearts towards Him, He saves all of us. Isn't it awesome just knowing that? It is so simple, many miss it... You don't have to work that hard. Take rest no matter where you are in the process. Turn your heart to him and don't run away in guilt and shame. He's always ready to accept you. Accept His gift, repent again and again, until the day comes when he will turn your weakness into your strengths. We can't perfect ourselves, but he can and is perfecting us through our weaknesses when we turn to Him and rejoice in his redeeming love.

I testify that his grace becomes active the moment or hearts are turned towards him. I know this to be true. It brings me joy, peace, and hope every day. I use to live by fear, now I understand that there is nothing to fear. Failure happens daily, success too. Just never give up. It is never too late to try again and again because He will never give up on you!!!

I say this in His amazing and glorious name, Jesus Christ, Amen

Comments:

:)    
"Amen."
posted at 19:20:16 on October 5, 2013 by Maddy
I needed to hear that today Angelmom:)    
"Every time you post it always helps me in some way. Today was a very hard day and I so needed to hear what you posted. MOMOF5"
posted at 20:12:09 on October 5, 2013 by momof5
Thank You    
"You are so sweet to share that with me. It is healing to know that my pain can be used for good in this life, and both of you as well as others on this blog have been and continue to be such an amazing part of my journey to the Savior.

To be honest, there was a part of me that said, " Oh Angel, you are sounding like a Jesus freak". But then I thought, why not share my testimony? For so much of my life in the church ( i'm a convert), I suppressed my true feelings. Now I share them freely. I never really knew my Savior and what he did for me until I came to the realization that there was little I could do to heal my sadness. That is when I found the atonement, and the grace he so freely gives. Truthfully, I will never be the same again. Is everyday filled with sunshine? No Sireee, but everyday can be filled with thoughts of my Savior, and that gives me more than I ever could have willed for myself. I use to make it so hard, but it really is so simple. That is just his way!!!

So, yes I am a Jesus freak and I admit it. And... That is something I will never need to recover from :)

I love you both and constantly have you in my sincere prayers."
posted at 20:40:11 on October 5, 2013 by angelmom
Thank you, too    
"Thank you Angelmom. Your posts always lift me and teach me so.much. Thank you for being a Jesus freak. I appreciate your willingness to share with all of us"
posted at 01:41:15 on October 6, 2013 by Wishful


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