"Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is." (1 John 3:2)
So that's what it looks like...It's come to be!
That person in the mirror is becoming more Godly!
No more cursing, no more strain.
She fight's in the Spirit! Kingdom territory gained!
No more a wimp, and far from shame.
She declares her 'rights' as a child of God, in Jesus' name!
That girl's on fire for God-she never believed, into church, she would trod!
You wouldn't have recognized her 5 years ago.
He temper was violent; in a second, she would blow!
Jocelyn cut someone; even used a gun! Found herself on the run.
A friend convinced her to turn herself in; so a week later, it was done!
Jocelyn did her time, but the battle wasn't won.
Out on parole, she again stole. She had no one to follow as a model role. She doesn't know why, she went to church that night.
A powerful man of God spoke straight into her plight!
She found herself on her knees with snot slinging outright.
She thought on Jesus, and his sacrifice.
He knew everything about her and still chose to die.
She had to bow. She couldn't understand that kinda love, no way, no how!
Christ took the 'second death' in her place. All her sins, he would erase!
If she would just believe in her heart that God raised him from the dead...
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
"For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." (Romans 10:9-10)
Dear Pastor Glovioell,
The streets ain't no place to live. I used to act like I liked it out there 'cause that's all I knew. I was throwing up all the time. Martinis, Margaritas, Vodka on the rocks, Daiquiris, Wine coolers.
I confused people. I drank and partied with every kind of crowd-Hollywood celebs, Afrocentric, Young Bloods, Rappers, Punk Rockers-Whatever!
I could roll with them all. I changed personalities and my clothes to fit in!
One day I was flipping through the TV channels and a Preacher pointed his finger at me "You know God loves you even though you didn't love him first. He sent his son Jesus to die for you. To save you from your sin while you were still a sinner.
He first loved us! That broke me. I gave in. Thank you Pastor Glovioell, for writing his Holy Word in this paper.
Really a Child of God
Dear Really a Child of God,
You are really a blessing-All the angels in heaven are rejoicing!
"Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth." (Luke 15:10)