JESUS MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
"A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh."
King James Version
I used to have a terrible temper. I would yell and even throw things. Jesus does make the difference because on Thanksgiving night I spilled grapefruit juice all over the counter in the kitchen. If that had happened before Jesus gave me a new heart, I would have thrown something but when I spilled it, I just said "Thank You, Jesus, for loving me and for giving me a new heart".
Bill Gaither wrote one of my favorite hymns "Since Jesus Passed By". The words in this hymn describe my life. "Like a blind man I wandered So lost and undone A beggar so helpless Without God or His Son Then my Savior in mercy Heard and answered my cry And oh what a diff'rence Since Jesus passed by."
Yes, Jesus makes the difference in our heart and life if we will only let Him in to be our personal Saviour. For some people, Jesus has been knocking at the door of their heart for many years and they have refused to open the door of their heart and let Him come in to be their personal Saviour.
We read in the Bible "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20). Jesus is a Gentleman. He won't force His way into your heart. Please don't keep Him standing at the door of your heart any longer.
If you want to give Jesus a special gift as we celebrate His birthday next month, be kind and loving to one another. Forgive the ones who have hurt you just as He forgives us when we hurt Him. I have said this many times and I will keep saying it until God calls me home "Nobody loves you like Jesus loves you and nobody ever will". Jesus loves you unconditionally. There is nothing you could ever do that would make Him stop loving you.
November 30, 2019