If You Have Everything But Christ You have Nothing
If You have Nothing But Christ You Have Everything.
Have you been trying to make sense of today's world? The wars and rumours of war? Have you been wondering if your career and personal life are at a dead end and it all seems rather pointless? Read on.
From the age of eight my thoughts were consumed with getting out of my dysfunctional home. Ultimately I wanted my own family and I was sure that would bring me happiness.
At 16 my son was born and I was married. But I was still unhappy. I didn't understand it. I had a beautiful, healthy baby and a husband who loved me and held a respectable job. According to the plan everything should have been great. But the dream was lost along with the marriage and my son.
I began modeling at 17. Along with the work came promises of money and fame, but there were conditions. It wasn't as I expected my career to be. Then I discovered the night life. I guess I thought I would be more fulfilled with alcohol, drugs and more men in my life.
At 19 I met the perfect man. His whole life was so different from mine, and he gave me everything a man could give. About three years later we eloped, fairy-tale style, and moved across the country.
My life couldn't have been more perfect. I was modeling more than ever and my career was really opening up in new directions. We had a beautiful home and all the money we needed. We never fought. At 22, everything I had ever hoped to have was in my hands. Yet I again found no joy in it; all I experienced was emptiness.
Nothing that I had tried or achieved was able to fill the void, nothing brought me lasting satisfaction, and it wasn't long before I lost hope in my dreams . I couldn't cover over the abuse of my early years and the damage I'd inflicted on myself. I wanted to escape, but there was nowhere else to turn.
Then I met Jesus Christ. He drew me to Himself in ways too numerous to describe, and I ended up devoting myself to Him. As a result I found contentment. Jesus now filled the void in my life, that emptiness that only He could fill. My outlook changed and my purpose became clear. I was given a new start, even though my shattered past was still in need of repair. With the Lord's help those pieces began to be placed back together, one by one, day by day.
Maybe you are, like I was, totally convinced that your life will be better when... I can tell you that your life will actually be better when you truly give your life to Jesus Christ. He is waiting, and your "when" could be now.
It was the summer of '95, and in my mind things couldn't have been better. As an adult of 21 I was doing the things I have always wanted to do, even enjoying the benefit of receiving Unemployment cheques. I was like a butterfly going from one place to another, visiting friends, doing drugs and listening to loud music. Like most people I knew I had a vague awareness of the possibility of a God but didn't think anything else of it. I was slipping further into the darkness, not caring about the future, or my family who were concerned about how I had been "changing".
It was at that point in my life that the Lord started introducing me to people whose lives he had changed. They told me what Christ can do in a person's life. God continued confronting me in many ways, until my eyes were opened to the truth, the reality that could not be ignored: the seriousness of sin, the power of love, the key of my destiny that is in God's hands, and the realization that I needed guidance and a leader.
Thinking about all this I told Jesus I was sorry for my selfishness, and that I wished to yield my whole life over to him. So I invited Jesus into my life and changes from that point on have been phenomenal. Answers to prayer are a daily occurrence, alcohol and drugs have been eliminated, and I even started attending a neighbourhood church, something I eliminated from my life for so many years. So tremendous have the changes been, that I no longer consider my birth date as Feb. 13/74, but Sept. 2/95.
If you would like more information on how you can have the same new life that Eli and Ilona have discovered, please Please contact Every Home For Jesus
You can pray right now, where you are and tell Jesus that you want to be in relationship with him. Pray something like this, and feel free to use your own words:
"Jesus, I realize that my life is empty and without much of a purpose. I know that I have "blown it" and need you to change me. Jesus, I give you my life, and I ask that you forgive me for the things I have done that have been wrong. I want to know more about you, and I want to get to know you better. I want you to be the one in control of my life"
Romans Road of Salvation
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