Jesus Did It!
By: Kathy Lainey
I did not grow up in a Christian home, but my mom and dad loved me. Our home was a happy home. We did not drink or do drugs. My dad sheltered me all through my younger years.
When I was 15 years old, I met a man that was 18 years. He drank. We got married at a young age. A year later we had our son.
Around age 22, I started to lose my eyesight, and my husband's drinking got worse. Over time I started to lose my hearing as well. My son also started doing drugs.
It was only a few years and my sight was all gone. I had two hearing aids to help me with my hearing loss.
I felt my life was not worth living anymore so I was going to end it. I got some pills and I knew it would be over. I was so close to hell and did not know it. Satan had his hand on me, but the thought left me and I did not do it.
I know today it was the Lord that took it out of my head to do it. He had his hand on me and I did not even know it, praise the Lord!
My husband, Gary, changed jobs and someone started telling him about Jesus. He kept asking him to go to church with him, but he kept telling him, 'No.'
But this man would not give up, and because he kept persisting, the time came when we did go to church with him. Little did we know our lives were about to change.
We heard the preacher -- he preached on Matthew 9:29 and about two blind men. As I sat there, I said to myself: Who told this man I was blind? He was also talking about people who drink. It seemed he was talking right at us!
When he asked people if they wanted to accept Jesus Christ, we ran up to the front of the church.
My husband began crying; something he never did before.
We prayed to receive Christ; the joy that filled my soul! I was no longer empty inside, and I did not want to die anymore.
My husband stopped drinking ' praise the Lord. I am getting shout-happy right now!
After that, my son gave his heart to Christ. He was set free too!
Next my mom gave her life to Christ. My dad got cancer, but before he died I led him to Christ, praise the Lord! My mom and dad are now with the Lord.
My son plays the drums at church, and my husband no longer drinks. People hear my story and they ask me: "Kathy - how do you do it?'
I tell them, 'I don't - Jesus does.'
I have a Braille bible and I read it every day. I love to tell people how Jesus changed my life.
If you are reading this and you don't know the Lord, please give your life to Him. You will never be the same again.
I share my story on the computer because I want people to know what Jesus did for me. He can do awesome things for you!
I know I am on my way to heaven - not because I am good. It is because Christ took my place on the cross and died; rose again, and is sitting at God the Father's right hand. We are not saved from our sins by our works, but by God's grace. Nothing we can do to try to EARN our way to receive God's forgiveness for our sins can get us into heaven.
Jesus said, 'I am the way.' He said, 'I am the gate; I am the vine.' He is the door. There is only one way to have your sins forgiven so you can get to heaven. That is by and through Jesus Christ; by what He accomplished for us by taking our punishment (for our sins) when He didn't have to.
People can say what they want; think what they want - but God's Word says Jesus Christ is the only way. Many people don't really understand what it means by "Jesus Christ being the only way." The Bible states that Jesus Christ was fully God before He came to earth in the form of a mere man. The Bible clearly states that Jesus was tempted to sin like all people are tempted to sin, but here is the difference between Jesus and everyone else. Jesus never sinned - not even once! And because He never sinned, God the Father found Jesus to be the ONLY acceptable sacrifice for our sins.
Thus Jesus took your punishment for your sins on the Cross and He took my punishment for my sins on the Cross. Sin is wrongdoing to God, and sin must be punished. Thus God the Father punished Jesus for our sins, instead of punishing US for our sins! That's what keeps us from going to hell! Being sent to hell is punishment for one's sins. But our sins are ONLY forgiven if we make Jesus Christ our personal Lord and Savior. The Bible makes it perfectly clear that we must IDENTIFY with Jesus Christ - allowing Him to come and live inside us through the Holy Spirit.
Christianity is not just about believing, though that's where we must start at. It's about developing a personal, daily, on-going relationship with none other than God Himself! That's where prayer comes in. God wants us talking with Him all the time. God wants us to grow in our confidence with Him so that we can trust Him with our every care, concern, frustration, and our every fear. He wants us to come to the place where the most important thing we live for is how we can please HIM. Stopping trying to always please ourselves, but how can we please HIM? The Bible tells us that when we start trying to please HIM on a daily basis, we are laying up rewards for ourselves in heaven. Who would be so foolish to not lay up in heaven treasures for themselves for when they get there, when the Bible says they CAN? (See: Matthew 6:19-21).
Who will be so foolish to pass up such an incredible FREE GIFT OF PARDON from God the Creator and Judge? Who will be so arrogant to believe that they are so self-righteous that they need NO ONE to take their punishment on a Cross (Albeit God HIMSELF who took that punishment!)? Who will be so stubborn to refuse what Jesus Christ accomplished for them by dying in their place on the Cross? Surely ... I hope no one reading this.
Let Jesus Christ wash you with His cleansing blood: The pure, unblemished - spotless blood of God. The Bible says, if any man's name is not written in the Lamb's book of Life, he will go to the lake of fire forever. (See: Revelation 3:5)
I pray that my story will bring you closer to the Master, and if you don't know Him, that you will give your life to Him. Don't waste your life. Don't waste another day - another minute. Life is like a vapor; here today ' gone tomorrow. No one has tomorrow on this planet promised to us.
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To God be the glory! Praise his name forever! God has been so good to me. I just can't keep it inside myself!
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