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The Gospel of Christ – A Post That Changed My Life

Posted on: October 7, 2010

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” – Matthew 11:28-30 {The Message}

In February I took on a personal challenge to pray daily for an entire month for my younger brother, Fletcher. February turned to March and I kept praying. Then I prayed through the spring and summer. It’s October and I’m still praying. My constant prayer is that Fletcher would lay his life before the Lord and be saved by grace.

About three weeks ago Fletcher called me. Said he need to talk to me about some trouble he was facing, some hardships that happened. About half way through our conversation, Fletcher said “Sis, I’ve realized I can’t do this on my own. I need Christ.” I asked him what that meant. He said he was ready to lay his life before God; to surrender his life in return for a relationship with God. I wept. Literally. I stood in my kitchen and cried sweet, sweet tears.

Let me bold. Let me tell you, Christ died for your sins. He died to put you in right standing with God. He died because He loves you.

Christ wants to have a relationship with you. He wants to have a relationship with me. He loves us. He wants to “recover your life”. He wants to give us “real rest.” Recovery from our sins, from our hurts, from our pain. Rest in Him. Rest in the grace He gives, the mercy He brings, the love He covers with.


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14 Responses to "The Gospel of Christ – A Post That Changed My Life"

Wow!!!!! What a great reminder to persevere and to trust that God can do amazing things!

What wonderfully amazing news!! I remember Fletcher when he was just a little guy. 🙂

Praise God!!! As a big sister with similar concerns for her little brother, I am so encouraged! Thanks for sharing.

Amen and Amen!! Wow Sarah what amazing news God is good and grace is sweet. What an encouraging post to be persistent in prayer for our friends and family in need of God’s goodness.

Sarah, what wonderful news!! Steve will be excited to hear about it, also!! Gives us hope for the family members we are praying for!

Awesome. The power of prayer is amazing. I am going to commit to this for my FIL. He needs Jesus as well.

Beautiful post! Praise God 🙂

What a wonderful answer to prayer! Thank you for reminding me to keep praying, even when things seem to go unanswered!

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I’m just catching up on several posts of yours and, wow, this is a good one. What a testimony of faithfulness!

Hi, Sarah – I found your blog from Try New Adventure’s Thursday over on Alicia’s Homemaking, and I just wanted to tell you that I was so blessed to read this post, and cried before I even got to the end. What a blessing! And how awesome is our God that He hears the cries of our heart, and He goes after the lost sheep!!! Praise Him!!!

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Sarah! How did I miss this post?!? I’m crying too! God IS so faithful! PTL!!!!! 🙂

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