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Topic: Fulfillment (04/06/06)
TITLE: Happiness is Trusting in Jesus
By Anne Harrell
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Before that night in February of nineteen-eighty-three, when Christ came into my life. My life was nonproductive and I was on the road heading straight to hell. Nothing in my life was going right and I was contemplating taking my life.
That night as I talked to my friend Jeff, pondering taking my life, that very night, he had begun telling me why I needed the Lord. Jeff wanted me to see if I died that night I would not have the peace and joy of the Lord nor the joy of going to Heaven. The balls and chains of sin that I had holding me captive were nothing to what it would be without Christ.
That night when Jeff told me about Christ’s love for me, I heard and felt the knock at the door of my heart by the Holy Sprit. Christ was asking me to let Him into my life where He could undo the balls and chains that weighed me down to my sinful ways. I heard my Lord pleading to me to come and let Him make my burden light and my yoke easy.
Opening the door of my soul to the Lord, that night was the most rewarding experience I ever could have in my life. Christ came in and took up residence in my life.
Over the twenty-three years of having Christ in my life, I have seen where He put His hand on my life and made my paths straight. I have seen His love so unconditional and free. He has picked me up and carried me when I just couldn’t go any longer. He has brightened my day when the rainy days come along.
When my daughter went to be with Him in the City above, Christ has held me tightly assuring me that the separation from her is just for a while and soon we will be joining her in the City of no tears where there will be no sorrow or parting.
My life here on earth will not be of any worth without the sweet love and achievement of knowing that Christ my Lord loved me so much that He went to the cross for me two-thousand years ago.
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