Jesus told this simple story, but they had no idea what he was talking about. So he tried again. “I’ll be explicit, then. I am the Gate for the sheep. All those others are up to no good—sheep rustlers, every one of them. But the sheep didn’t listen to them. I am the Gate. Anyone who goes through me will be cared for—will freely go in and out, and find pasture. A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.
John 10:7, 9-10
Did Jesus really come into my life when I asked him?
Youth for Christ
It is possible; of course, that you were only playing mind games and that you didn't really turn yourself over to Jesus.
But if you sincerely asked Him into your life and you're open to obeying Him, you can trust the promise God gives! First John 5:9 says, "We accept man's testimony, but God's testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God."
And what is it that God says?
"God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life" (1 John 5:11-13).
Are things happening in your life that didn't happen before?
Are you sometimes bothered by the way you treat your family? Do you feel like defending God or standing up for His way more than you did?
You will find clues in your own experience—changes in your life that you can't explain.
One student found a solution by praying, "God, if there is a God, prove to me that you are real, and help me."
God answered that prayer, just as the student had asked.
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The New You- Harold L Myra