Many have been quoted- "there is no path to peace, but peace itself is the path.”
Yet, Jesus himself tells us "I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” ~John 16:33
JESUS IS PEACE & HE IS THE PATH.
All we have to do is simply take that first step and start the journey.
First, realize God loves you and has a plan for your life.
Second, accept that you aren't perfect, have flaws and make mistakes.
Third, grasp the unbelievable love that God extends to cover your imperfections. God loves us so much that He sent His very own son to die in our place. Jesus took on the punishment that we rightfully deserved when He stepped up and said "Take me instead."
Fourth, accept the gift of freedom that is being extended!
We were made to love God and His greatest desire is for us to know and love Him back!
To accept His love and start walking on your journey to peace, all you need to do is just whisper this from your heart:
"Oh Jesus, I may not know you intimately yet, but I know I've messed up so many times in this life and I need forgiveness. I need peace. I need grace. I am so sorry. I'm asking for your help, your forgiveness. God has made a plan (that even includes me) and it is through your willingness to take my place that I can have peace. I want to start a new relationship with you today and thank you for your promise to guide me along this journey." Amen.
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Credits: Billy Graham Association