By Marlys Norris, Christian Author
Once you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord, you become one of His disciples. You are now saved for eternity! Grafted into His enormous family all over the world who follow God’s instructions scribed in the Bible. Joy and a deep sense of belonging fills your being and you begin to tell your story to others. The adventure of walking with the Lord has begun and He has promised to never leave or forsake you. You learn about His love, grace and mercy and experience many answers to prayer as you talk to God about every incident in your life. He answers your prayers. You learn the Words of the Bible and they become “living words” in your heart and life as you become His Disciple.
Did you even imagine that your name would be included among the following? One by one Jesus chose His disciples, just as He has chosen you. First came John and James his brother, Sturdy sons of Zebedee. Andrew was next and Simon Peter, Fishermen of Galilee. Philip and his friend Nathaniel, sometimes called Bartholomew, Matthew who collected taxes and who wrote a gospel too! Next Thomas, he was the disciple who doubted until he put his finger into the holes in his wrists after Jesus was resurrected and met them in the upper room. Simon and another James and then the Judas who was faithful, Thaddeus was his other name. Last the Judas who betrayed Him and took 30 pieces of silver. These were the Master’s chosen few, but we are His disciples when we do His will.
So may every action and deed of our lives bring honor and glory to a omnipresent loving God. And may the testimonies of our life reach into the hearts of those who are searching for meaning and purpose in their life. If I can help you, please contact me.
Marlys Johnsen Norris
Award Winning Author
Book: Recipes for a Happier Marriage