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Topic: Acceptance (01/12/04)

TITLE: The Acceptance Of Eternal Life
By Deborah Shepard
01/19/04

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Here is a trust worhty saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners of who I am the worst.(1st Timothy 1:15 NIV)

I have pondered this subject for many years,and traveled many life avenues,to have this revealed to my heart and soul.Through the various life trials,I encountered to reach and clearer understanding of this acceptance of eternal life.Was a very intense process for me to come to this acceptance fully.Life has a way a veering a person off this spiritual path of the acceptance, of eternal life.

Since my childhood I, was taught about this pathway of a life,repentence and accetance of any wrong path I may have chosen.Later along my life journey,the Lord had placed many people in my life's path.Who would great advisors, or spiritual mentors to help me understand,and learn this acceptance,of why some things weren't working out for me, in certain life areas.

These wonderful people of spiritual guidance,walked me through these vallies,and mountains,and oceans of the soul questions.Of why this acceptance was going to be so important in my life today,and also in the future.When I chose this passage of scripture,of (1st Timothy 1:15),it became clearer and more soul defining to me.Having the metal understanding is just one part of this acceptance,Jesus Christ granting me life eternally.I must engrave this on the tablets of my heart and soul.To daily read scripture,and take time for my devotions,to stay on the course of personal acceptance,of Jesus Christ guiding and directing my life daily.

A friend of mine we have been discussing this topic for months now.When I come into full acceptance, of things are just as the Lord designed,for me at this time in my life.I can then truely experience the true inner calm and soul serenity,then whatever trials I'm enduring.I'Ll be able to find spirtual strength,and a deeper level of faith,and trust in the Lord.

I'm grateful for the Lord's, patience and tender mercies,and compassionate spirit,to watch over me in my times of growing in my personal relationship with him.The glory of the acceptance of eternal life,is the most percious events that will take place in my life.As I share this with all of you,this is my life's, testimony and whitness.I'm stating my life's,commitment to this acceptance, of Jesus Christ being at the very center of mylife.

I have shed off the old me, and am truely a new creature in Jesus Christ.Also there is a wonderful heart and soul freedom.Now my life can be in a continual act of transformation,to prepare me for the heavenly home.So there is only on blue print,to pattern my life in,my acceptnance of any trials and storms,that will come into my life.Is the seek in the passages of the living word of the Lord.There is a reason and time and season,this for exspanding my life's spiritual horizons,and walking closer to the Lord.

But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me,the of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.(1st Timothy 1:16 NIV).

Deborah A. Shepard


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L.M. Lee01/22/04
Yes, we are new creatures. It took me a long time to figure out just what that meant.