I have witnessed many wonderful things in my Christian life. I have been saved, rescued, and redeemed. I have experienced transformation in my own life. I have seen supernatural protection of family, friends, and even myself. I have seen people get saved. Many people. I have been graced to visit several different places, all around the globe. Every place has reminded me that God is everywhere, and loves people everywhere, and the whole earth shouts His glory. I have seen miracles so amazing and numerous, that I am blown away by God’s goodness and mercy. Miracles so powerful, and awesome, that if I had not witnessed them, I probably wouldn’t believe them. I have felt the peace that surpasses all understanding, during times of extreme trial, when everything seemed to be falling apart, and destruction loomed certain.
Do you know what the best part of my relationship with God is, and has been? Do you know what I enjoy most?
I enjoy most, those sweet moments, when the world seems quiet, and the distractions of life, fade into the distance, and it’s just my Heavenly Father and me. The lover of my soul and the object of His love. His presence is so sweet that every empty part of me is filled, and the broken parts don’t feel broken anymore. In this moment, there is nothing but God, and His glorious presence. The greatest reality of all comes into focus: that nothing but God, is everything I need, and ever will need. He is the answer to all my prayers, and the actualization of all my hopes and dreams. God is love, and He has set the fullness of His love, the fullness of Him, on me. The majestic flow of the river of His sweet presence is wonderful. Heaven itself could not be sweeter. God’s kingdom has come into my heart, and heaven invaded my soul. These are my favorite moments. This My inheritance, both now and forevermore.
“Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust. O my soul, you have said to the LORD, “You are my Lord, My goodness is nothing apart from You.” As for the saints who are on the earth, “They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.” Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god; Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, Nor take up their names on my lips. O LORD, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance. I will bless the LORD who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons. I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope. For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
Psalms 16:1-11 NKJV
If you don’t know Jesus, I want to give you the opportunity to trust Him for your salvation and receive His finished work by faith. If you want to make Jesus the Lord of your life, simply pray this in your heart, as a way to put your faith in Him. Say, “ Jesus, I make you the Lord of my life. I know I’m a sinner, but I believe. I believe that You are the Son of God. I believe You died on the cross for my sins, and I believe that You rose on the third day for my justification. I ask you to save me now. I receive you by faith. In Jesus’ name. Amen”
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This is awesome Jonathan Arnette!! I love the depth of your writing, through which your love for God shines so bright. Anyone that reads your writings/teachings has to at least want to get to know God…just a little, and at the end you lay out the plan of salvation (I LOVE IT).
I know our thoughts are not His thoughts, but I believe He is smiling on you my friend!! Stay strong in His Might.
Be Forever Blessed; you and everything you touch. I’m so very happy that I know you. We’ve only met once but I KNOW YOU, because God showed me your heart that day!!
Thank you so much Tina. You have encouraged me greatly. God has great things ahead for you.