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Salvation is what? FREE

Salvation is what? FREE

Way to salvation

It is not God’s will that any man should but all should come into repentance.

Romans 10:9 & 10 if you confess with your mouth (confession) the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart ( belief) that God raised Him from the dead you will be saved.

Mark 16:16 you must believe and be baptized to be saved. Acts 16: 30 & 31

Salvation comes by God’s grace Titus 2:11-12

The way to God / salvation is narrow (Matthew 7:13-14)

We can be saved no other way Acts 4:12

Call on the name of the Lord and you shall be saved Acts 2:21

It’s God’s will that all men repent 2nd Peter 3:9

Who will inherit God’s kingdom 1st Corinthians 6:9-10

All things are possible with God Luke 18:27

Christ died for us sinners Romans 5:7& 8

Christ came to seek those that were lost Luke 19:10

Christ will appear unto those who look for Him Hebrews 9:28

Romans 5: 10 we shall be saved by Christ life.

I have accepted Jesus as my Lord and personal Savior for more than ten years now and I will be honest it hasn’t been easy but it is definitely been worth it. God is faithful and has kept me through every hardship and trial I have faced. I came from a Christ believing home and it was easy for me to step into the Christian faith since I was known as a goodie-goodie two shoe but I was a sinner nonetheless and I still failed God after I accepted Him into my life, I messed up deeply at times but would always feel guilty and beg for God’s forgiveness, and He is a faithful God who will forgive you, so He forgives me.

My whole life is based on God’s mercy, love and provision, when I was younger I almost died twice, I was almost electrocuted and secondly I rolled down a valley that was supposed to kill me, but see God protected  me for His purpose. I had this shy, quiet and timid personality, I never stood up for my right and  I allowed people to walk all over me. I suffered with low self esteem for years, was sexually molested as a kid, so I always kept to myself, too afraid to share my thoughts on anything. Because of my quiet and shy personality people bullied me and called me stupid long enough I started to believe them. I struggled for the first three months of my high school years trying to fit in and find myself, I didn’t do what the other girls did, my dad was super strict and didn’t allow me to go anywhere, so I had no real friends. During those hard years I surrendered my life to Jesus and I slowly I started to make some friends and I blossomed into an attractive young woman so guys became attracted to me but because of my strict upbringing I never dated while in high school. My grades still suffered though since I still experienced f low self esteem and didn’t have the motivation to do anything I was too afraid to try anything.

My grades were miserable and they didn’t change till my brother gave me a good old whooping to straighten me out and had a long talk with me about the importance of an education. I believe the subject I always passed was English, since I always loved writing and creating characters and situations I guess it was my escape from the cruel world I lived in. My grades significantly improved and I got deeper into my relationship with God, I became an active member of my church youth group where I got exposed to speaking in front a crowd the youth leader had no idea how much he helped me conquer my fears. My participation in speaking in front a crowd increased as I began ministering and I got comfortable speaking into the lives of people. I read the word more and through many pastors and the word I began to see how much God loves me and began to accept myself gradually. I became bolder and was encouraged to be my best, because God loved me just how I am, flaws and all.

As my college years went by I did pull away from God as I wanted to experiment and I did fail miserably at that because God wouldn’t allow me to do anything sinful without me feeling guilty about it, I found myself back to God and I took a back seat because I didn’t feel good enough to be used in ministry for God, I became stagnant for years and lacked motivation to be all God called me to be. During that time I went from relationship to relationship trying to feel the void that was in my heart, I wanted to feel loved so bad that I fell for anything that looked like it. I lacked self worth and value and God taught me some hard lessons so I could come back to him. My experiences inspired my first book called The Greater You, people have no idea all what I have been through all the hurts, mistakes, heart breaks, disappointments but I still held unto God and He has kept me in the midst of it all.

During all that I have been through God has always provided, protected, forgiven and helped me, He doesn’t look at you the way man does, He sees our hearts and if we desire to please Him He will show up and help us because He truly loves us. That is not all my story I maybe will write a book about it one day, but I do want to encourage you to surrender your life to Jesus and give Him a chance to love you pass your pain and regrets.

Written by

Laurna Guiste

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