Ask, seek and knock. The TRUTH shall set you free! John 3:16

Start by choosing God first

Starting our day into life’s journey can sometimes be clear.  Yet on a cloudy day, where does one begin?

A choice is a simple act to begin your road towards improving total wellness. Especially noting, complete wellness has seven components which vie for our precious time. They are financial, health/physical, emotional, family/social, intellectual, environmental and spiritual wellness.

Knowledge is power

To choose is to know, we learn by choosing.

As a child to a given situation, he/she must choose to pursue a desire and see what result may come.  Or, look for a familiar authoritative figure to nod approving or nay don’t do it, to the child’s developing choosing skill. The little fella or gal may still opt to perform a test to really know.

With lots of practice, we develop the ability from preceding years about this and that results bring.

It was back in my late-thirties, I realized knowledge of myself is the key that would unlock the door towards improving my total wellness. Reading good stories about successful people has brought my attention to yours truly.  But who am I?

The world’s opinion came pouring in

Without much effort of my own, uninvited assessment of who I am has piled up in the center heart’s drawer for vying for me personal consideration.  The gravity of these valuations was taxing.

I need to take an honest inventory of myself.  Taking on such deep and personal task, starts with a willing and open heart, prepare to see the truth regardless of how painful it might be.

Knowledge of my true self.  First of all, the truth hurts.  ‘Truth is harder than a lie, dark is easier than the light’( lyrics from “If You’re Honest,” by Francesca Battistelli.)

Truth is also liberating

How do I find the courage to face the veracity for myself?  I want to be freed from all the dark clutter covering the surface of my mind and soul.

I love to read, period.  Unbeknownst to me, the God of the Universe was moving all the small things around so that I would find the truth.  What is truth?  We have its various understanding of truth.  But for me, to live a life of truth is to be free of bondage from everything!  The gravity of difficulties and pain is taking roots.  I was in bondage.  From what?  In simply, not knowing. Sequentially, massing me to rock bottom.

“Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek and ye’ shall find; and knock and it shall be opened to you.”

I’ve read and heard this scripture for years before.  Then at a crucial time of finding the real truth, led me to pursue these biblical instructions.

I asked and received this answer: NKJV, John 3:16,For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

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Certainly, I don’t want to “perish” I want to be free from bondage.  Who is this “Him?” I went seeking…NKJV, John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth and the life; no one cometh to the Father but by Me.” Again!  And who is this “Me?”  It turns out, Jesus is His name and Christ is His Title.  I have heard about Him too, for much of my 38 years.

I lost my father at the tender age of 8, at a time of heavy rain storm which flooded our neighborhood. It was a very gloomy and dark time.  The flood demolished our home and left my mother alone with 6 children to fend for; how will we survive?  We soon lost our land and home. Bad things happened year after another.

So where were you during those times, Jesus of Nazareth?

In Him!’ I was still that little child, a fatherless 8-year old girl.  In my seeking, the Bible revealed how Jesus loves children.  Jesus…if you are real, would you please come down here and take care of things? Make it right!

With an open heart and a gargantuan determination to find the truth led me back to scriptures and went knocking…NKJV, Jeremiah 29:11-14 “For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Then you will call upon Me and find Me, and I will listen to you.  And, you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart, I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back from your captivity…”

God revealed His grace and mercy to me in the most personal way.  And, so I uttered these simple words: “Lord, please forgive me of my sins.  Come into my heart.  Give me Your truth.  Make me a new person in You.  Put my name in the Book of Life.  Have Your Spirit indwell and guide me always, in Jesus name, I pray, Amen!”

God brought me out of captivity, bondage from my broken heart and painful past life!  Jesus my Lord and Savior has gutted out all those painful brick-like mess, gave me a new heart and gave me His Spirit of truth.

Jesus allowed me to hit rock bottom because He is my rock at the bottom.

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‘He is the source of the rhythm of my heart that keeps beating.’ supplying the oxygen to my mind, body and soul! (lyrics from: Write Your Story by Francesca Battestelli.)

Jesus is the truth that has set me free.  I am a child of God. 

So, who can be against me?  No longer the image in the mirror!  The big pile of meaningless valuation has been tossed out into the abyss and never to be casted at me again.

Be in liberty.  You have a choice to do better.  Choose to be better.   Start now!

Are you ready?  Ask, seek and knock and be greatly amazed when you find out the honest truth!  Right where you’re at, God can meet you as He is at the door of your heart waiting to fellowship with you. Be restored in the joy of His Salvation.

Message me if you opened the door of your heart and received God’s gift of salvation in His Son, Jesus Christ. I want to personally welcome and pray for you in the comment section.  See you there!

God bless.
Annabelle

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About The Author

Annabelle

A “Pinay” at heart, beautified by the Western ways. Respond to God’s calling, it never fails. Tribal of many colors include many personalities; a part of one’s wholesomeness. Experience lifelong happiness by living a healthy lifestyle.