It truly does….. Before the cross, you think “I would have to give up____,____,____” to become a Christian. After the cross, you think “this is the best thing I have ever done!”
If you feel the prompting to turn your life over to Jesus, there is no better time than the present! He will restore what the locusts have eaten. He will make you a brand-new creation. Enter the next year — rather, the next hour– with your life safely inside the hands of Jesus. There is no better place to be–and all that you thought you’d have to give up won’t even matter to you after He comes in and fills the deepest darkest parts of your heart with the most incredible love you will ever know.
Jesus is real. He loves you, and He is waiting for you to come to Him. –not to give you material riches on earth and material prosperity on earth– though you may experience those things, and they would be from Him. (all good things come from God) But He wants to give you a place at His table–eternal life, neverending joy in your heart, and He longs to shower you with the love that He can only give. Everything else -the things that you hold so tightly to now, will fade in comparison to His glorious riches in Christ that He will bestow upon you. Just knowing and being known and accepted by Him is all anyone ever truly wants deep down inside, though they may not recognize it as such, or be willing to admit this.
But being known by God and being a child of God is the ultimate fulfillment that any soul can have.
And that is accomplished through the finished work of Jesus Christ alone.