23 September 2014

& On That Day

Shoes & Clutch : River Island | Jeans, Scarf & Blazer : Zara | Top : Primark |

I've been absolutely loving the weather here in England this September. Honestly, some days felt like we were reliving summer all over again.
But hey, autumn is finally here!
The last two weeks have been partly sad. We have had two deaths in my family and I've heard of others too including two of which my pastor shared during partner's night and that of a friends brother too.
This reminded me of just a few months ago when a friend of mine lost a loved one. I was so shocked by the sad news, but to my surprise I didn't react like I usually would. Usually I cry and I'm sad for days but this time was different, I found myself praying for the departed soul (so unlike me in death situations). I thanked God that by the time my friend died he had come to know and have a personal relationship with his Saviour.
In contrast, it made me sad because I had never got that opportunity when my brother passed on. I guess I was too young and wasn't quite there (in the things of God) at the time.
Besides looking at all the events that occurred before my brothers passing, I cannot confidently say I know he went to be with his Father in heaven.
Having said that, it makes me stop and think of how we should live our lives now because to be truthful we don't know the date nor the time of our passing and don't we just want to be ready? 
In the Bible, we read about the parable of the ten virgins, Matthew 25 verse 1 to 13, read all of it here.
It ends in saying, 'And Jesus concluded, "Be on your guard, then, because you do not know the day or the hour.'
 There is this one song that I so love the lyrics to, it goes: "and on that let me be found in Him"
 Another one I love sings, "I give my life for this one day." I find them both to be so profound.
 Here's the thing, we may never get the opportunity to say the prayer of salvation on our death bed but we can say it right now when are alive and live the life that God wants us to. If this is you today, and you feel this is the decision you would love to make for your life then I would love it if you joined me in this prayer: 
"Dear God in heaven, I come to you in the name of Jesus, I acknowledge to You that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived. I need your forgiveness. I believe that your only Son Jesus Christ shed his blood on the cross and died for my sins, and I am now willing to turn from my sin. Right now I confess Jesus as the Lord of my soul. With my heart, I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as my own personal Saviour and according to His Word, right now I am saved. Thank you Jesus for your unlimited grace which has saved me from my sins, Lord Jesus transform my life so that I may bring glory and honour to you alone and not to myself. Thank you Jesus for dying for me and giving me eternal life.
Amen."
If you just said this prayer and you meant it with all your heart and you have repented from your sins, I believe that you just got saved and are born again.
Praying this prayer happens in an instance but its a journey we walk together. 
So please feel free to email me at anitahnjonga@gmail.com.
Be blessed.
Rest in peace to Frank and Aunt Eunice.


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