An Easy Way To Empower Your Life

“But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.” (Psalms 1:2, 3)

Meditate means to speak. So King David is saying those who love God’s law, or His word, talk about it, they say it to themselves, in the morning and at night. And those who do this will prosper, they’ll be successful.

So when you read the bible, try to read it out loud. you can just quietly say it. Then remind yourself of it and say it aloud throughout the day. There is literal power when we speak God’s word. “Faith comes by hearing, hearing the Word of God,” (Romans 10:17) and let us never forget, “For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith,” (1 John 5:4 NLT).

Love you guys!

If you die for Christ, so what?

What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He did not even spare His own Son but offered Him up for us all; how will He not also with Him grant us everything? Who can bring an accusation against God’s elect? God is the One who justifies. Who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is the One who died, but even more, has been raised; He also is at the right hand of God and intercedes for us. Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Can affliction or anguish or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: Because of You we are being put to death all day long; we are counted as sheep to be slaughtered. No, in all these things we are more than victorious through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that not even death or life, angels or rulers, things present or things to come, hostile powers, height or depth, or any other created thing will have the power to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord! (Romans 8:31-39)

Beloved, don’t give up. Don’t throw in the towel just yet. Do you see what great and awesome promises we have—better yet, what great and awesome love we have?

God lavishes all the love we need and more to be satisfied every second of the day. His love is more than enough. If you find yourself low in fuel for Christ, or looking after other things, you have forgotten His magnificent love for you.

His eyes are on you even now. He’s always thinking about you. He has exciting plans for you. Sure, there’s going to be trials on the way to heaven. The devil doesn’t want you to get there and he sure doesn’t want you bringing others along.

But every single thing Satan has planned against you, God wants to and can use for good—as long as you trust Him and endure. “He who endures till the end will be saved.” Your momentary affliction is nothing in light of the eternal joy that awaits you. What is even 50 years of tribulation in comparison to eternity with Christ our Loving Lord? The very second you cross over from this life to the next and see Jesus face to face every tear you ever shed will be worth it. I’m willing to bet you’d even wish you suffered more for the glorious King who now stands before you with holes in His hands, and eyes of blazing fire that consume you with love from a simple glance. When you see Him who was beaten and crucified for you, you’re going to wish you were likewise martyred for Him.

So whatever fiery trial you’re going through, always remember:

“For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, so that you won’t grow weary and lose heart. In struggling against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.”(Hebrews 12:3, 4)

And even if you have, is there anyone more worthy to die for?

“Don’t judge lest you be judged.”

“Better an open reprimand than concealed love. The wounds of a friend are trustworthy, but the kisses of an enemy are excessive.” (Proverbs 27:5, 6)

Last night we got into a good discussion on “judging matters within the church.”

Some of us at first weren’t sure if it was loving to call someone out on a sin they’re in, or to call out those proclaiming to be brothers, but walking in blatant disobedience or false doctrine. A brother of ours was thought to be harsh for being very honest and warning the brothers not to listen to a self-proclaimed Christian rapper who in a music video was dressed up as a voodoo witch doctor.

“Only God can judge me,” is often quoted outside of the church, by unbelievers. But, the same kind of concept has been adopted and embraced more and more within the church. We phrase it this way: “Don’t judge lest you be judged,” (Matthew 7:1). But let’s look at that verse in its context:

“Do not judge, so that you won’t be judged. For with the judgment you use, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye but don’t notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and look, there’s a log in your eye? Hypocrite! First take the log out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:1-5)

So apparently, the finishing thought is, you can judge (discern between what’s right and wrong), only if you yourself have first dealt with your own sin. Once you do, you may now approach a brother in sin, point it out to him, so you can, “help him take the speck out of his eye,” so he won’t be deceived and inevitably destroyed by that sin.

There’s plenty of verses backing up judgement within the church. Paul the Apostle pointed out hypocrisy in Peter in front of a whole group of people, then warned the Galatian church in his letter in Galatians 2:11-21 about Peter’s hypocrisy (Peter did repent from that by the way). There are many other times he calls out specific people who are teaching false doctrine or who have fallen away. He does this to protect the the church so they won’t likewise fall.

Paul could have seemed harsh when he told the Corinthians to hand over a brother who was in sexual sin to Satan “for the destruction of the flesh,” and rebuked them for their pride in allowing this man to continue meeting with the congregation rather than casting him out:

It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and such sexual immorality as is not even named among the Gentiles—that a man has his father’s wife! And you are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he who has done this deed might be taken away from among you. For I indeed, as absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged (as though I were present) him who has so done this deed. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, along with my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner— not even to eat with such a person. For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? But those who are outside God judges. Therefore “put away from yourselves the evil person.” (I Corinthians 5:1-7, 9-13)

When we do not judge (discern), between what is right and wrong, and confront it when we see a brother or sister doing wrong, that is not loving. That’s like a parent knowing their kid is doing drugs, but instead of calling them out on it and making them leave the house if they don’t repent so they can learn what that lifestyle brings and choose to forsake it, the parents decide to ignore it because they’ll be judging if they call it out.

This whole “judge not lest you be judged,” verse has been taken so out of context that it has now become used as a pass to continue sinning.

Again, you are not to call out a sin if you too are engaging in that sin. However, if you are not, it is your duty as a fellow brother to walk in love and truth, and confront that person.

God always sent prophet after prophet to point out Israel’s sin that they might turn from it and not receive God’s judgement and wrath. But they didn’t wanna hear it, and thus, they suffered greatly.

I fear for the church of my generation, that we too would rather look the other way, or pat someone on the back who is in sin and then wonder why they keep on falling into that sin. When that brother who was sleeping with his mother-in-law was cast out of the congregation, with no soft words or pats on the back, he ended up being truly broken over that sin and coming back to Christ and once he truly repented, Paul encouraged the brothers to then lovingly embrace him again.

May we not get offended when someone tells us we shouldn’t be in the relationship we’re in, or that we are prideful. If they love you enough to pray for you and approach you about your sin, they’re a true friend.

Better an open reprimand than concealed love. The wounds of a friend are trustworthy, but the kisses of an enemy are excessive.” (Proverbs 27:5, 6)

I’m Gonna Worship Jesus, But I’m Gonna Worship Me Too

Following Christ is a choice. Obeying Him is a choice, as is disobeying Him. If you truly desire to pick up your cross, deny yourself, and follow Him, He will imbue you with His most powerful Holy Spirit, and enable you to follow/obey Him.

Do not believe the deception that you can partially follow His way, and then follow your own heart and standards in other ways and still get to heaven:

“But Jesus told him, “Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:62 NLT)

I’m begging you, if you are in sin, if you are disobeying Christ’s commands, lowering or compromising God’s standard for your life, please repent. You many not have tomorrow or even tonight to do so! And do not let your heart, which the Bible calls deceitful and wicked, tell you it’s okay, that God will forgive you when you are dead and face Him.

“Because we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that can defile our body or spirit … And let us work toward complete holiness because we fear God.” (2 Corinthians 7:1 NLT)

“For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There’s no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death.” (2 Corinthians 7:10 NLT)

In other words, just feeling bad or guilty about your sin isn’t enough. Trying to cover it up by church attendance or service, isn’t enough. You must repent, or you will experience spiritual death: eternal destruction of your soul.

I beg you, do not take this lightly or call me radical. I am merely quoting the words of the Bible, not my opinion.

I love you, and God loves you, but you cannot “trample on Christ’s sacrifice” and think you won’t receive judgement. Paul says those who continue sinning deliberately, after knowing Christ’s standards, should only expect:

“Dear friends, if we deliberately continue sinning after we have received knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice that will cover these sins. There is only the terrible expectation of God’s judgment and the raging fire that will consume his enemies.”(Hebrews 10:26, 27 NLT)

Our past sins are covered, but if we continue sinning after receiving knowledge of the truth, those sins will not be covered.

I leave you with this:

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up. After all, you have not yet given your lives in your struggle against sin. And have you forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you as his children? He said, “My child, don’t make light of the Lord ’s discipline, and don’t give up when he corrects you. For the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child.” As you endure this divine discipline, remember that God is treating you as his own children. Who ever heard of a child who is never disciplined by its father? If God doesn’t discipline you as he does all of his children, it means that you are illegitimate and are not really his children at all. Since we respected our earthly fathers who disciplined us, shouldn’t we submit even more to the discipline of the Father of our spirits, and live forever? For our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they knew how. But God’s discipline is always good for us, so that we might share in his holiness. No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way. So take a new grip with your tired hands and strengthen your weak knees. Mark out a straight path for your feet so that those who are weak and lame will not fall but become strong. Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord. Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many. Make sure that no one is immoral or godless like Esau, who traded his birthright as the firstborn son for a single meal. You know that afterward, when he wanted his father’s blessing, he was rejected. It was too late for repentance, even though he begged with bitter tears.”(Hebrews 12:1-17 NLT)

Christians: Stop Stepping In Dog Poop

Wow:

“But now since you have been set free from sin and have become the slaves of God, you have your present reward in holiness and its end is eternal life.”(Romans 6:22 AMP)

Wow squared:

“So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now even more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God who is working in you, enabling you both to desire and to work out His good purpose.” (Philippians 2:12, 13)

This verse has finally clicked in my brain:

“Do everything without grumbling and arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world.” (Philippians 2:14, 15, italics mine)

So my question is: why are so many Christians struggling with sin?

I touched on this, but for me personally, I struggled with sin; impatience, rudeness to my husband sometimes, selfishness. And even though they were done on “smaller scales,” they were consistent. I didn’t know why I couldn’t stop acting them out completely.

Then this whole thing happened; a huge whammy revelation that all this time, I’ve been believing a lie: that even as a Christian, I would mess up and sin. I just completely accepted this as fact, that it was impossible to be, as Colossians 1:10 states, “fully pleasing” to God.

But it’s not impossible. In fact, it’s expected! We are commanded to walk worthily and work out our salvation.

Now some will pause and say I’m believing a works-only salvation, but that’s not what I’m saying, and that’s not what the Bible is saying.

What the Bible says is that we are saved by God’s grace, through Jesus Christ, who’s blood cleanses us from all sin, and makes us new. Now, in this newness, we can walk in holiness and obedience to God, that leads to salvation.

Remember:

“But now since you have been set free from sin and have become the slaves of God, you have your present reward in holiness and its end is eternal life. For the wages which sin pays is death, but the [bountiful] free gift of God is eternal life through (in union with) Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:22, 23 AMP)

There is a payment for sin, and that is death, however:

“All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin which does not [involve] death [that may be repented of and forgiven]. We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over and protects him [Christ’s divine presence within him preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one does not lay hold (get a grip) on him or touch [him].” (1 John 5:17, 18 AMP)

There are sins that don’t lead to death, but we know lying does for sure, as does sexual immorality, drunkenness, selfishness, idolatry, anger, envy, etc. and how many Christians struggle with these yet justify it and think they’ll still get into heaven?

We can’t trust our feelings or the mere teachings of men. We need to search the Scriptures, to really know them ourselves, and obey God.

“Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it. How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it.” (Matthew 7:13, 14)

I Just Got Electrocuted By God

Romans 6-8 has me really contemplating my walk with Jesus.

“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit. Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God. But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.) And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God. The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do. For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.” (Romans 8:1-14 NLT)

A few things jump out and just shock my heart with electrifying words of truth that have somehow bypassed my mind and have thus darkened areas of my heart from the light of Truth.

If I belong to Jesus, the power of His very own Spirit has *freed* me from the power of sin.

Paul goes on to explain that in Christ who was sacrificed for us, God declared an end to sin’s control over our lives, and that we are no longer obligated to do what our sinful nature urges us to do.

This got me thinking: if the all-powerful Spirit of Christ lives in me, why am I still “struggling” with selfishness, impatience, and rudeness?

Then the Truth of God’s Word dawned: once you’re in Christ, sin is a choice. Every time I’m rude to my husband or impatient, it’s because I am choosing to be rather than choosing to take a moment when I’m tested to pray for strength to overcome and be led by the Spirit. As a Christian, because of what Jesus did, my, “old sinful self was crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in my life,” and I am, “no longer a slave to sin.” For when I, “died with Christ I was set free from the power of sin. When he died, he died once to break the power of sin. But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God.” So I, “also should consider myself to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.”(Romans 6:6, 7, 10, 11 NLT)

I literally should not be sinning, or “struggling” with sin. If anything, I should be battling temptation through the Spirit’s power, but by no means should I be giving in to it, and based on Scripture, even as believers, there are sins that “lead to death.” I am not merely saved by grace so I can keep on doing what I please. I am commanded to please God and that means to stop sinning. If I “spit upon His cross” and abuse His grace, I forfeit His sacrifice for me and I will go to hell.

This revelation caused me to receive another answered prayer: God, help me fear You more.

Holiness is not to be taken lightly. As a Christian, I have no excuse to sin. My only excuse is literally, I chose to do it rather than depend on God and obey His will.

I’m sharing this with my brothers and sisters because I know of others who are in sin and yet claim to be a Christian. They, like me, probably don’t realize they are on a path to hell and are not tapping into the power Christ provides to defeat sin. They also probably focus on the second part of what Christ’s death and resurrection accomplished for them which is salvation from hell, but they are forgetting of unaware of the first part which is salvation from sin.

God’s Word has an extremely high standard for Christians. So let us stop compromising and take our sanctification seriously. God gives us the power to conquer sin, so let us begin walking in that truth. If you desire sin more than holiness before our Lord, then choose sin and know that it will result in your spiritual death, your eternal destruction. I pray you please choose rightly.

“For the grace of God has appeared with salvation for all people, instructing us to deny godlessness and worldly lusts and to live in a sensible, righteous, and godly way in the present age, while we wait for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. He gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for Himself a people for His own possession, eager to do good works.” (Titus 2:11-15)

“And let us be concerned about one another in order to promote love and good works, not staying away from our worship meetings, as some habitually do, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day drawing near. For if we deliberately sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire about to consume the adversaries.”(Hebrews 10:24-27)

They’re Punching Jesus Christ In The Face

Who is man that they do not fear God? They are but dust that will pass away as soon as they have come into this world. This lifetime is but a breath, a vapor, and then it ends.

Will one waste their life on foolish deception, or repent and find true life and freedom? Will they remain bound in their sin, dead to good works, or come alive in Christ, refreshed and renewed, thoroughly equipped for every good work? Will they linger on in darkness, stumbling and hurt, or come to the light, that they may find their identities and be healed. Will man stay broken, or will they allow the Mender to give them strength and heal their wounds?

Why should they deny the one that created them, the one that gives them life? He who sees everything sees their deeds, He is not blind to their works, nor is He blind to their thoughts and motives.

His grace abounds on all the earth. His light shines in the darkness. But we turn from His love, and spit on His sacrifice. We mock His holy name and hate His purity. We despise His children and all that is good. We applaud evil, we exalt it, we chant its name.

What has become of man? They do not fear God. And they will die in their sins.

I Know Why I’m Living: Do You?

What do I breathe for?

Loving God.

What am I living for?

Receiving God’s love and returning it to Him and others.

What is worth dying for?

Standing for Christ.

Who am I?

A dearly loved daughter of the Creator of the Universe.

What do I need to do?

Love Him and others.

Why?

Because He loved me first.

“Then the Lord God formed the man out of the dust from the ground and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and the man became a living being.” (Genesis 2:7)

Jesus said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew 22:37-39)

My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. (Ephesians 1:4, 5)

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:6-8)

You are loved beyond comprehension. It is my deepest prayer that you would discover this Love.

The Love of Jesus Christ.

My Earthly Dad Versus My Heavenly One

Every time my earthly dad chuckled at my impersonations, the funny accents I’d do, the costumes I’d parade in, did not my Heavenly Father do the same?

When my earthly dad taught me to ride bike, and cheered me on as I listened to his instruction, and trusting him, applied it and succeeded, did not my Heavenly Father also cheer?

When I had my first accident, where I hurt myself and cried, and my earthly dad held me in his warm embrace and comforted me with kisses, does not my Heavenly Father likewise comfort me?

When my earthly dad let me go out on my own, and hoped I’d do the right thing, does not my Heavenly Father hope the same?

When my earthly dad said yes to the man who is now my husband when he asked for my hand, did not my Heavenly Father desire to say yes to a trust worthy man that will take care of me and tend to me with Christ-like love?

My earthly dad did a good job at taking care of me. He did the best he could. But my Heavenly Father is perfect. He is always good. His love for me far surpasses the love my earthly dad has for me, because God is divine. He has no beginning, middle or end. His love for me reaches beyond the seas, past the ends of the earth, into eternity where there is no bounds.

He extends His hand to me, hoping I will grasp it and never let go. For I am His daughter, his precious baby girl. His diamond in the rough. He seeks to tend to me, to nurture me, to train me in love. He desires to reveal to me just how deep his love goes.

More than my hard-working hands, He wants my diligent heart. He yearns for me to sit at his feet and listen to him, to bond with him, to spend quality time with him, more than he wants me to go out there and serve him.

Who am I, that He desires me to know Him fully? Who am I, that He yearns for me to sit close?

His love is enough. It is more than enough. It is abundant, extravagant, infinite. I want to bathe in it every day. I want it to soak deep inside my pores, to rest inside my soul, to marinate in my heart, every day He blesses me with.

Lord, may the work come only after I’ve swam in your love, only after I’ve acknowledged it and sincerely thanked You for it. Only then.

I love you, Jesus. Please help me to love You more.

Somebody Put A Sock In Religion’s Big Fat Mouth

Interesting that all religions start with one man claiming prophetic enlightenment and this one very human man is always exalted whereas the bible has 40 different authors aka prophets all saying the same thing rather than only one man claiming he heard from God.

Not only that, but unlike the other religions’ “prophets” the things the bible prophets say will come to pass, actually come to pass, and not with partial, but with 100% accuracy.

Yet, many have itching ears that choose to listen to what appeases their appetites and desires, whatever sounds good to them. They do not want to hear about repentance from sin and salvation through Christ alone, that God loves them immensely and died for them knowing it was the only way to redeem them and forgive them.

They don’t want to trust in God alone. They’d rather trust in themselves or a mere man. They look to Scriptures that claim prophetic authority without actually proving the prophetic authority. They trust in one human rather than 40 who say the same thing and again, prophesy future events with astounding accuracy. It is heartbreaking to see so many walking in willful ignorance.

Can you please just cry out to Jesus in sincerity? It is as simple as desiring the real truth–no matter what the cost; that is all you need to discover Christ is the only world Savior. But many do not want to discover the truth for it demands a response. Yet they know not that the Love that deeply desires their hearts will transform them and grant them everything they need. Redemption. Forgiveness. Righteousness. Peace. Heaven.

If they only knew…

Christ is the best and only God. I do not blindly believe. I know my Savior lives. He communicates with me, He has transformed me. I am not perfect but I most certainly am not who I was. His divine word is sure. It is truth. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. I have discovered this, and I pray you do as well.