Through the years I have been told that I am a strong woman. I am an overcomer, a survivor and a contender for the faith. Knowing me personally, you would recognize that I am nothing without my Lord and Savior. In fact, many times I am weak, and without the Lord and His Word I would be nothing. No, I am not perfect and I have disappointed others, but I am a work in progress striving to learn and grow as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. He is my Savior and can be yours too. The Bible says we are to call on the name of the Lord:
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9
What does that look like? For me, I was a little girl in dire straits and called on the name of Jesus to save me. Not in a fancy way, but in a child like way where singing “Jesus Loves Me” would take me from the pain of that moment and help me to endure. I was automatically saved by faith when I believed in Jesus Christ as my Savior. This is called justification and Christ did it all on The Cross for me.
Later in life, it meant that I would call on Him again when my organized religion failed me and left me stinging with questions. There have been some crossroads where I surrendered myself to God on a deeper level which is better described as a dying of myself so that God could take control of my life. This process is called sanctification and happens through the course of one’s life by studying and applying the Word of God and it causes me to grow in faith and godly wisdom, not of my own accord, but as God reveals Himself to me.
Try not to complicate things. The plan of salvation is very simple, but the life of a person should reflect Christ as they grow. Get in the Word, meaning read your Bible, so that you will have your own relationship with God. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com