Now how that brought me to my next thought I won't know, but it was important enough for me to jump on my blog and compel me to share it with you.
You may never see Jesus in this earthy lifetime, maybe not even until eternity, unless of course it becomes the time for His return before your transition takes place, but many of us are able to see the results of what he's done in our lives.
I would not have a testimony if it were not for the things He saved me from. I have a lot of dirty laundry. If you were to sort through my clothes, you would find a lot of reason to gossip... if you like that sort of thing. I could tell you stories of things I did, that I'd never want posted on a church bulletin board. Sometimes I sit in church and wonder, how on earth did I get here? After all I did, how did I end up sitting among these people? Sometimes I'm even a little irritated, because there are all these people that have all these amazing relationships and great pasts, history, families that have longevity in the body of Christ. Not me. I don't come from that. I come from a lesson I learned from many years of mistakes and struggle. I didn't grow up in church, we didn't live a "holy" life, I might have had people pray for me, but I'm not sure who, other than perhaps my "Godparents". Yet, here I am, living a new life, one that some days I struggle with...but it's real.
Maybe you think that "Christians" are "holier than thou". Maybe they come across to you as people that look down on you and your life because of what you did before you came to Christ...maybe your not living for Christ yet.....shoot, let's be honest, maybe your closet still has dirty laundry. Maybe you feel like a stain among the white garments.
All you need is Jesus, the real thing, you and He, getting through each moment as they come. You don't have to look like a big shot, wear fancy clothes, say long intricate prayers that sound flashy. You just have to be real. Maybe your testimony comes from dirty laundry full of gossip..... if you like that sort of thing...but because of the love of Christ, you are accepted and you are His. No one can change that, take that, or gossip about it. Although they may try, it's a gift , it's a love, like none other.
It's a love that will not walk away, it will not hurt you, it will not leave you, it will not abandon you, it will not threaten you. It will not keep record of your wrongs, it will not air your dirty laundry. It does not care how "busy" you are, or how much money you collect. No, it's much better than all of that.