This Hope That Purifies
This Hope That Purifies is very real. I have experienced it! My salvation testimony is just one example! Hope gave me instant freedom from a lifestyle of drugs, sex, and rock n roll!
I’ve been told that I have really strong will power. But I honestly cannot take credit for any part of it except for surrendering my will, and exercising faith in Christ Jesus. God touched my heart and it changed my head (thinking).
My freedom was a gift from God!
1 John 3:3 “And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure”.
1 John 3:3 (NKJV)
And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
It was actually this new-found hope that began my purification process back in 1985. I want to share with you my experience of this Hope that Purifies. It began with…
A simple prayer of desperation.
I had come to a point in my life where I began evaluating my lack of basic achievements. My partying life-style became mundane at the ripe young age of 30. I started talking to the sky saying things like; “Jesus, if you are real, help me!”
I woke up one morning with the TV already on. An evangelist was offering 3 keys to a new life.
- Admit that you are a sinner.
- Ask Jesus to forgive you.
- Invite Jesus in to your life as your Lord and Savior.
I grabbed a pen and paper and wrote these 3 keys down. At home, on a Sunday morning, all alone. It was at that very moment…
I experienced life pouring into my heart!
This Hope That Purifies somehow began to work in me in terms of changing my value system. I really can’t explain how it works, but what I can say is this. You cannot change yourself. You will find yourself striving and frustrated.
But you can cry out in desperation for help as I did. God will hear you! This Hope That Purifies will chase you down and set you free too, if that is what you long for!
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