April 19

Jesus died for ALL of us

I didn’t intentionally make my first post here on Good Friday.  However, I have prayed to God for inspiration to start this blog.  That inspiration came today as I was studying my Bible.  Please read on with an open mind.

Often as members of LGBT community, we might feel less than accepted by organized religion.  My goal is to create a ministry that accepts everyone for who they are, because I truly believe that God made each of us the way he did for a reason.

As I studied my Bible today, I was guided to John 3:16 which reads (in the English Standard Version of the Bible) as:

 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”

Notice the power of those words right in the middle: “whoever believes” in Jesus.  That includes you and that includes me.  This verse in the Bible says that anyone who believes in Him shall have eternal life.

That doesn’t just mean that whoever believes in Jesus has a place in heaven, but that means that anyone who wants to accept God into their lives can live happily here on earth.  We don’t have to “perish”.  We don’t have to be ridiculed, and we don’t have to be unhappy.

I have formed a very strong relationship with God, and I have seen him work miracles in my life.

Philippians 4:13 gives us that encouragement:

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

As a Christian, we are on a journey to heaven.  As John 3:16 says, we can join that journey.  The best part, however, about that journey is that we can enjoy getting there if we believe in Him.

On Good Friday, we remember a day that Jesus died on the cross.  This was the day that God’s son died for ALL of our sins.  Now, all we have to do is believe in his ability and power to live a happy existence here on earth that will one day lead to an eternal life.

Start today by believing in Him.  I hope to be able to help you strengthen your relationship with God, but I also encourage you to get involved in an accepting Bible based church.  I also hope you’ll join me in studying the Bible.  I’ll be using this blog as a platform to do so.

Happy Good Friday and Happy Easter to all.  God Bless.