Jesus became real to me when I was 12, but I was saved before then.
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Favorite Bible Verse
1st Corinthians 6:11 ~ "And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were justified, you were sanctified by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Expectations ~ by PopClick
Expectations... such a dreaded word
it means someone is going to try and fit me into a mold
to tell me what I ought to be striving toward
to place on me their ideas of bronze, silver and gold
and sometimes it means the things I hope for myself
what I want, what I seek to attain
how easy it is to put higher things on the shelf
and forget that the material is in vain
it's far easier to fix our eyes on the things we can see
the temporary, instantaneous dross
God, please make me into whatever You want me to be
let me count all these other things as loss
though it seems like it must be an impossible goal
how much closer will I come, if I aim for that mark
than if I dwell on the fact that I have an imperfect soul
and use that to excuse a lack of true spark.
Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations