Today is Jesus birthday so I thought it would be nice to share a little bit about what Jesus means to me and why I am so grateful that He came to the earth in human form on this special Christmas day. In a nutshell there are two words to describe why I love Jesus. Life and grace.
Knowing Jesus has given me a new life, in fact He has kept me alive. You can hear my story in the video below about how I nearly took my own life - several times. I also wrote about this in great detail in my book Hope's Journey. I am alive because He chose to die. His death = my life!
Grace, the other reason why I cannot thank Jesus enough for loving me. I am so utterly flawed in so many ways but His grace is sufficient for me. So no matter how many things I do wrong, it is what He did right that defines me. Almost every day I say sorry and move on. I no longer live in guilt and shame but I am free to be me. I know I am completely loved, even on my worse day. I know that I can stand before the almighty God and not be judged for what I did but for what He did for me. It is grace because I don't deserve it, yet He still gave me this gift.
So now I am free, I love the life I have been given and I am not ashamed that I really and truly love Jesus. If you don't know Jesus you probably think I am a tad weird. That's OK. You can get to know Him too and then you will understand why I say the things I do.
If you want to get to know Him simply ask Him. It's that simple. Just say, Jesus, I want to know you like Angela does. If you need help or support with this decision please don't hesitate to get in touch with me, I will be happy to help.
Recently I was invited to do a short talk to a group of women and told specifically to keep it short and light. I did my best and then sat down. After five minutes of minding my own business as the lovely ladies mingled, I was approached by the event organiser and ask to speak again as a few of the ladies wanted to know how I because a Christian. I was thrilled with the opportunity to openly share my faith and proceeded to share openly about how I came to know Jesus. It was a bit messy as I was totally unprepared, but it is my story so I couldn't really get it wrong. Here it is, enjoy.