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  1. I have decided to give my heart to Jesus and to place my life in His hands completely. I have been raised in the Adventist church all of my life, but I have now just been able to say that I am accepting Christ's way for my life. I will use Romans 12:2 as a life standard from now on. Thank you so very much for allowing God to speak and write through you, because your words have been a blessing to me this morning. God bless you and your ministry.

    • Chelsea,

      Your kind message has been a blessing to me this morning as well. I give God the glory for anything He has been able to accomplish through my writing. My greatest wish is to show how deep His love is for us. May God hold you in his hands and lead you to be all He created you to be as you walk with him.

      Here is a special verse I would like to share with you as it has meant a great deal to me as a reminder that God's love will never let me go.

      "If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast." Psalm 139:9-10, NIV

      God bless.

  2. One of the amazing things about being sanded, polished, and made anew is that the finished product often looks better than before. Similarly, if we let God refine us we will become better than we were before.

    • Good point, Elle,

      My favorite quote about that is from "Thoughts from the Mount of Blessings, page 10:

      The Saviour’s words have a message of comfort to those also who are suffering affliction or bereavement. Our sorrows do not spring out of the ground. God “doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.” Lamentations 3:33. When He permits trials and afflictions, it is “for our profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness.” Hebrews 12:10. If received in faith, the trial that seems so bitter and hard to bear will prove a blessing. The cruel blow that blights the joys of earth will be the means of turning our eyes to heaven. How many there are who would never have known Jesus had not sorrow led them to seek comfort in Him!

      The trials of life are God’s workmen, to remove the impurities and roughness from our character. Their hewing, squaring, and chiseling, their burnishing and polishing, is a painful process; it is hard to be pressed down to the grinding wheel. But the stone is brought forth prepared to fill its place in the heavenly temple. Upon no useless material does the Master bestow such careful, thorough work. Only His precious stones are polished after the similitude of a palace.

  3. Amen!!! God is good all the time. I would like to share my experience before when am not an adventist. I loved to share what God done to my life. I denied God, says to my friend, "they say God will coming back in the year 2000, why is it He did not? if God is true, He must keep His promise." But my friend keep telling me that God is true but am just ignoring what he said it is because at that time i was very drunk. Many times I am in great trouble when nearly got killed but did not recognized the love and care of God that He delivered me from this peril. Until one night, I have a dream that change my life. "In a one big night the sky was very clear, there was no moon and even clouds, all I saw the stars twinkling in its brightness. Then I heard someone saying with a loud voice together with the formation of the stars in heaven, saying " JESUS CHRIST IS "OUR" SON", then the formation of stars remains while the voice continued, saying, " whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish". Then after that words, I heard the thunderings that ripped the sky into two and I saw a bright light shining upon the sky and there were men in an outfit of war came down. I am confused because of the word "OUR", why He told OUR SON, and who is He talking? I asked my brother what will be the meaning of this dream because I know he can help me because he is an adventist and only in the family. He told me that it was the Father talking to the Spirit, saying JESUS CHRIST IS "OUR" SON. After that dream, I began searching the truth through internet while I am in the office because there is no internet device at home. I found many sects while I continued searching, until I had found the website of the Amazing Facts. And I found out that the rest day is the Seventh Day and the only sign of loyalty unto the Creator. Through out the religious sects that I have found only this Amazing Facts, the Seventh-day Adventist Church have followed and obey all the precepts of God's commandments.
    So I decided to go to church every sabbath day. Just to feel to go every sabbath but not to baptize. But I fell incomplete because my old passions and vices are still in my thoughts and I was struggling with myself that I could leave all of this without the Savior's help but all was in vain. And then I bowed to God, saying "Lord, if You want me to be with You, please take all my vices and I promise to serve You for the rest of my life." Then, I fell the power of my Savior because all my desires in taking alcohol, drugs and even smoking that I was hardly struggling to quit was all immediately vanished in my mind. On October 2009,two days after I bowed down to God, I was baptized. When I raised to the watery grave, I felt that I am a new creature because my heart and my mind were in at peace. When my parents knew that I am already an adventist, they got mad. They were not happy for that decision. But I know Someone was very happy for this wise decision which is in Heaven. When my family and my friends scorn my faith, I just take His promises and He gave me strength to endure all of this. God is very faithful to His promise, that until now He keep holding me. I am very blessed because He trained me as well. And now, God gave me new task for being a teacher in the sabbath school group and joining to my co-members in their personal ministry. GOD IS SO GOOD. AMEN!!!!

    • Amen, Json

      God is glorified every time we tell the story of what he has done for us. Thank you for sharing. God bless.


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