The servant grew up before God—a scrawny seedling, a scrubby plant in a parched field. There was nothing attractive about him, nothing to cause us to take a second look. He was looked down on and passed over, a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand. One look at him and people turned away. We looked down on him, thought he was scum. But the fact is, it was our pains he carried— our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us. We thought he brought it on himself, that God was punishing him for his own failures. But it was our sins that did that to him, that ripped and tore and crushed him—our sins! He took the punishment, and that made us whole. Through his bruises we get healed. We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost. We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way. And God has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong, on him, on him.
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