Every year as the new year approaches, we make a list of our new year’s resolutions. At the advent of each new year, there is always a stirring in our souls to break free from our wretched past. We always want to break free from our bad habits such as smoking, too much drinking, gambling, womanizing, swearing and cursing, too much spending way beyond our means, gossiping, lying and cheating, petty theft, cheating on our spouses, wife and children beatings, cruelty to others and to animals, etc.
But after only a month or so of futile attempts, we always end up a miserable failure. Why? Because by nature, we are weak and prone to sin. By nature, we are prone to violate our own moral standards. It is very easy to go with the flow of sinful living as the world does, than to go against the current tide of worldly existence. And even if we honestly want to change and take on a new path in life, it is almost impossible for us to do so without assistance from a higher supernatural source.
True transformation, wherein we finally break free from our wretched and sinful existence, is done only through the assistance of the Holy Spirit. Only the Holy Spirit can effect a genuine and lasting change in our lives where we choose to live a godly life rather than a sinful existence.
This is what is termed a born again experience and it can be effected only if we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, confess our sins to Him and let His most precious blood, shed on Calvary, wash clean all our sins in life.
By doing this, we invite the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives, and our long dormant spirit suddenly becomes alive and active. Thus we become a new creation. Our old sinful selves are dead in transgressions and we are now alive in the grace of God and declared holy by the righteousness of Jesus Christ.
That is true transformation wherein we live a new life dedicated to loving and serving God and becoming a vessel and a conduit of God’s blessings and grace to others.
Do you honestly want to break free from your evil and sinful life? Then surrender your life to Jesus by accepting Him as your Lord and Savior and by confessing your sins to Him so that His most precious blood can wash immaculately clean all the stains of your sins. Then invite the presence of the Holy Spirit into your life. You will not only be transformed to a modern miracle worker, but you will also become the light of the world and the salt of the earth.
THE HARVEST IS PLENTY BUT THE WORKERS ARE FEW. WILL YOU HEED THE CALL OF THE LORD TO BECOME A WORKER AT HIS VINEYARD?
Posted by Mel Avila Alarilla