GOD's Wisdom For You

Before we know God and know how He wants us to live, we live the best way we can. We look for love; we look for success and purpose in our life. We do our best, but things go wrong; bad things happen to us and we make bad choices. We experience times of sadness and confusion and wonder what life is all about.

The Bible says that "there is a way that seems right to a man but the end of that way is death." It also tells us that we are in darkness and need to find the light. We are looking for truth, and looking for love, but we will find neither in this world apart from through God. As the Bible says: 
Isaiah 59: 9 
So there is no justice among us, and we know nothing about right living. We look for light but find only darkness. We look for bright skies but walk in gloom. 
10. We grope like the blind along a wall, feeling our way like people without eyes. Even at brightest noontime, we stumble as though it were dark. Among the living, we are like the dead. 
11. We growl like hungry bears; we moan like mournful doves. We look for justice, but it never comes. We look for rescue, but it is far away from us.(New Living Translation)

Jesus said that we are lost--we are like sheep that have gone astray. We have wandered away from the shepherd and can't find our way back. 
Just as lost sheep are surrounded by wild animals we are also surrounded by those that want to attack and cause us harm. To save ourselves we change like the wild ones around us. We lose our innocence and do things that we know are wrong trying to survive and fit in and cope with life in a mad and savage world.

But when we do that, something in us dies--our heart hardens and we become a person that we don't really want to be.

When we are on our own we are not happy. We wonder what will become of us. We want to be different; we want to experience peace and contentment, but it seems so far from us.

But God loves us. The Bible tells us that God made us in His own image, able to have a personal relationship with Him, but that image has been marred and disfigured. God desires to help us. He can save us from the evil within us and around us. He is able to forgive our sins, and change our hearts, and give us His strength and wisdom

Do you realise how much God loves you? Do you realise how much you need God?.
Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and God has laid on Jesus Christ the sins of us all.

There is wickedness lurking in every heart. Each one of us can be hurtful to others; we can hate; we can lie; we can steal; we can lust after a woman, or desire a man. We can look good on the outside but on the inside where no one else can see, our minds can be dirty and our hearts filled with darkness. Sometimes we let evil have its way and we are surprised by its power over us. We think that we are in control, but soon realise that its power over us is stronger than we thought. Anger turns to hate; covetousness turns to theft; jealousy turns to rage; lust turns to unfaithfulness and betrayal. 

This evil in is called sin. The Bible says that sin separates us from God; sin causes us to be dead towards God. Our sins break God's moral laws, which He established in the universe just as he has established the physical laws of gravity and planetary motion and thermodynamics and genetics. God is righteous and holy.He can have nothing to do with sin. Sin must be judged and removed from God's universe. The judgement on sin is death. This removes sin from the material universe, but there is another death that the Bible talks about. It is called the second death. It is separation from God for all eternity. Our body is mortal but our souls are eternal. We were created to be with God for all eternity but sin banishes our soul from God. The Bible says: "the soul that sins shall die"; and, "The wages of sin is death"
God loves man (every human being) but He hates our sinfulness so He made a way for us to become free from sin. He sent Jesus Christ His only son into this world to become a sacrifice for all sin, for all men, for all time.page]

The Bible tells us that God took the sins of all the world and laid them on Jesus Christ. Jesus was made sin for us. Under the weight of the sins of the whole world, He was crucified by wicked men and died--suffering the death penalty we deserved. In His death, the sins He bore were removed from the universe because they were paid for with His own blood. Because He was God His death was effective for all men, for all their sin and for all time. 

But Jesus had never sinned Himself. He was the spotless, pure Son of God. The Bible says that He knew no sin, He did no sin. So when He willingly offered Himself to die on our behalf, those sins were paid for and death could no longer hold Him in its grip. He rose from the dead and today He is alive. The Bible says He sits on a throne at the right hand of His Father in heaven praying for us. He is drawing us back to God through His love, and through circumstances, and through the work of His church, and the preaching of the good news of the gospel.
God offers you eternal life; a life that starts here and now. God offers to shine His light on your pathway and lead you. All he asks is that you will put your trust in Him and believe that Jesus is His Son, and that what he did, He did for you, personally.

Has there ever been a time in your life when you received Jesus Christ as your personal saviour? 
Jesus said that He stands at the door of your heart and knocks. If you hear His voice, He says that if you, open the door He will come in. 

You don't have to pay for your sins. Jesus has paid for them already. All you need to do is believe, and ask God to forgive you for Jesus sake. God knows your heart. He knows your sincerity and your need and He will respond to what you do in a wonderful way.

You can start a new life with God as your Heavenly Father right now. Right now repent of your sins and ask Him for forgiveness. To repent means to turn away from what is wrong and evil in your life and turn to God instead. God can forgive you if you ask Him because of what Jesus has done for you on the cross. If you sincerely want to have the eternal life that God is offering you though Jesus Christ, then pray this prayer from your heart.
God, I come to you in prayer to confess that I am a sinner. I have broken your laws and lived for myself. I have not lived a life which pleases you, I have not believed in Jesus your Son Who You sent into the world to save us from our sins.

Please forgive me of all my many sins. Wash my unclean heart and make it pure and holy in your sight by the blood of Jesus. Please make me into a new person through the power of your Holy Spirit. Help me to become the person you want me to be. I want to live for you from now on. I want to serve you from now on. Thank you for being my personal Saviour.
I pray this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, your Son.

If you prayed this prayer with a sincere heart then God will hear and God will begin to work in your life. 
Please contact us if you want encouragement and follow up to help you in the new life from God which has begun in your heart.

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Pastor W. Mellis
8 Mt Roskill Road
Mt Roskill
Auckland 1041
 
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Pastor C. King
286 West Coast Rd
Glen Eden
Auckland 0602
 
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Pastor W. Yandall
90 Rowandale Ave
Manurewa
Auckland 2102
 
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4-53-3 Saidera
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Osaka 565-0836