A VERY IMPORTANT POINT FOR THOSE WHO WANT CHANGE
A VERY IMPORTANT POINT FOR THOSE WHO WANT CHANGE – This chapter is taken from Keys To Restoring America – God’s Plan of Salvation
We are here on earth to overcome ourselves, and that can only happen at our weakest point when we realize we are powerless in our own strength and abilities to overcome the enemy within us. At that very moment, we begin to look toward God for help, placing our self-worth in His ability and not ours. I want you to understand this is God’s plan for every one of our lives.
If you have reached the point where you are tired of where you are and have truly come to the end of your circumstances, then all you have to do is call out to God and He will save you. I believe we are all here to come to the place where we understand that we can do nothing in our own strength and need help. We need to understand that God created this world to show us just how evil selfishness is so that we can reject it and look outward. Every one of us must experience our own Garden of Gethsemane experience where we come to the end of ourselves and recognize our weakness. It is at this time that we choose life over death. “I call heaven and earth to witness this day against you that I have set before you life and death, the blessings and the curses; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live” (Deuteronomy 30:19 AMP).
If you are going through a Garden of Gethsemane experience, you are at the crossroads of life, and God is hoping that you will make the right choice and cry out to Him for mercy. By calling out to Jesus you can be transformed from your inner most being to connect to the world around you in ways that you can only imagine. There is no formula or special prayer except true heartfelt repentance. Cry out to Him with all your might and ask Him for help, and you, too, will be saved from yourself and selfishness and brought into the love of Jesus and unity with your brethren.
As you are going through this process, remember that someone is praying for you, laboring in pain like a woman travailing during her delivery. They have been there all along guiding you through this process. They are spiritually connected to you and have carried you through this stage in your life. They may have gotten on your nerves while they begged you to go the right way. I want you to know that they are still there. The relationship between you and them is a spiritual relationship born out of love and truth. They are the Church of Jesus Christ, and they have carried you in the womb of their spirit. They are the mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, grandparents, uncles, and mentors that God has given to us. Just look around and God will show you who your spiritual parent or guardian is. You are never alone. Not only is God with you, but He has so graciously given you an earthly parent to help you grow and mature in kingdom relationships.
I also want to encourage those who are praying for loved ones. I know it may seem that the more you pray for them, the worse their lives become; that is by design. Our Father in heaven has to remove their prideful selfish nature, and that can only come through pain and suffering. Take courage when you see your loved one’s life in complete chaos with pain at every turn. It is only a moment of time. Rejoice in the God of your salvation who is bringing their flesh to an end so that their soul will become alive in Jesus Christ. Amen.
These are just my thoughts and opinions I am just a concerned America, a Christian, who loves this nation and wants to see its glory restored.
Jimmy Smith Jr