His grace is enough.
When I heard the gospel message that saved me back in 2010, I couldn't believe it.
In my denomination I knew Jesus died on the cross to pay for the world's sin but the teaching and preaching I heard never taught me that the work that Jesus on the cross was enough to cover all my personal sins. I was convinced that I was a sinner. They were good at teaching that. I thought I had to be good to get in Heaven and I knew that I wasn't good so I followed my own selfish desires and forgot about the God who was powerless to do anything but send me to hell. It was a hard dark road for a long time.
But then I heard that Jesus did in fact die for my sin, sins past, present, and even future. I was relieved and immediately said the prayer that saved me.
His grace was enough!
After I got saved I resolved to follow the Lord as much as possible even though I was still a drunk and sinner. I started to read the Bible and saw that Christians were not supposed to get drunk... I was confused. I thought I was forgiven.
Well I was and God's grace would cover my sins til the day I died but I Am God's child now. The Holy Spirit was in me and the same old drunkenness and sin wasn't as much fun. I felt I was doing wrong! I drank for 25+ years and never had a desire to quit. But now I did. Even though I knew God wanted better things for me I thought it was impossible to change. In 2015, my church started a Recovery ministry, I knew it was for me. I signed up and the rest is history. I'm over Two years sober today.
When I saw that God was willing to do the impossible in my life, I said "What's next?"
Now I'm close to completing a book I have been writing based on the preaching of a local pastor. God has healed me in more than one way. I'm out of debt. Life is good. I am living the new life that is promised to believers in the Bible, a life of hope and victory over sin and death.
On this Resurrection Sunday, I just want to thank God for what he is doing in my life and I want all who should read this to know that God loves you and He is willing to do the impossible in your life too.
Believe and Christ and follow Him.