3 Things every Christian should know
1. I should know who I am
2. I should know whose I am
3. I should know where I’m going
1.) I am 59 years old and I know who I am. My name is Tanya Nemley and I am the wife of an ordained minister and the mother of 6 wonderful adult children and a grandmother to one precious granddaughter. I am a soloist in my church and I have an active prayer ministry. I am gifted to do many crafts and I love to cook and bake. I am a passionate barbecuer. I am a born again Christian. I am an encourager. I am a chronic illness survivor and a breast cancer survivor. I am a blogger. I am happy and I am blessed by God. I know who I am!
Psalms 139:14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
John 1:12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God…
John 14:2 In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.
2.) I am a child of God. God became my Father in 1965 and became number one in my life in 1984 when I became committed to Him. I am adopted into His Holy Family. I am Jesus sister. I am filled with the Holy Spirit. I am in the book of life. I am sanctified. I know whose I am!
3.) I know I am going to have an abundant life here on earth. I know I am going to be the salt of the earth. I know I’m going to endure all the trials that come my way. I know I’m going to spread the gospel. I know Jesus has prepared a place for me to go to after my mortal body ceases to exist. I know I’m going to live eternally with God in heaven. I know I’m going to have a glorified body that no longer will I be susceptible to pain and suffering. I know I’m going to be OK…because….I am so blessed! I know where I’m going!
Knowing these 3 things enables me to have daily hope and peace. I feel happy, peaceful, protected, secure, loved, nurtured, joyful……I feel like singing…..I feel like praising and worshipping the Lord…..I feel like getting on my face before the Lord and humbling myself before His Holiness….I feel like saying….Thank you Lord for the hope that I have and all you’ve done for me Lord.
If you are reading this blog and you don’t know these 3 things about yourself….then I must tell you some good news…You can find all these things out in a very old book that was prepared for you by the creator. God has prepared everything you will ever need to know for knowing these 3 things and more. It will guide you and give you a new life. You will feel so freed up. Many people have poo pooed this book saying it’s not true or they have changed some of the stuff in it….but I want to tell you to read the book exactly like it is written and hide the words in your heart. Your life will never be the same. It is the living book of God and He speaks to us and guides us through every page in it. And after all these thousands of years…this book is still a best seller. The bible is #1 and will always be so.
Romans 8:16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.
To all those who already know the 3 things…..Child…you betta kno’ you blessed. Ya’ll go ahead with ya’ blessed selves and bless someone else so they can no bout’ Jesus!!! See that’s the way my great Grand Ma would have said it!
Message for today: There are some things you just have to know about yourself….Do ya’?