A long time ago (at a radio station where I worked) there was a big sign that hung on the wall that said: “Blessed be the announcer who having little to say does not give us wordy evidence of that fact.”
Whether I’m speaking on the radio (or writing this blog page for my website) sometimes less is more. In other words, how can I address the topic of Christianity and Jesus without going into many pages of explanation?
To be clear and concise, Christianity is not a religion. It is a relationship with the Son of God, Jesus Christ, and a willingness for us to submit everything we do to Him and for Him. Our Father in heaven loved everyone in the world so much that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, and whoever believes in Him will not go to hell but end up in heaven (John 3:16). All who follow Christ as our Lord and Savior are Christians and because the Word of God is true, and I believe it with all my heart, I know that Jesus Christ is the only way home to Our Father in heaven. (John 14:6) We cannot earn heaven because it’s a free gift for all who repent of their sins and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. (Got questions about that? Contact me, please.)
So, who is Jesus? He is the Son of God, the Christ, the Way, the Truth, and the Life. I dedicate my life and everything I do (including this website and my radio ministries) to Him and His glory. I trust that Our Lord will use this website and my talents according to the plan that He has for my life (Jeremiah 29:11). It’s important for us to accept the truth of God’s Word, then put the past and move on so we can walk the paths that God has selected.
I ask God for a special blessing on all who helped me put this website together.
With my Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcasting, I might have a tendency to add a thousand words to what I’ve said. With my Master’s Degree in Divinity, I might be tempted to add pages of Theological investigation and explanation, but instead, I’ll close with a prayer that I wrote that is based on a Psalm that you know, the 23rd Psalm.
Remember, Jesus is either the biggest fake in the history of the world, or He really is the Son of God. Either forget Him or turn your life over to Him and serve Him and your Lord and Savior.
Now the prayer…and you can share it with others if you like.
“Hello Lord, I love you and I praise you. From Your righteousness and from your riches and glory I have everything I need in Christ Jesus. You are my shepherd and because you supply all my needs each day, I shall not want. You have sent your Comforter, the Holy Spirit, to be with me and in me each day. You let me lie down and rest in green pastures. You lead me beside still waters and peaceful streams. Like the deer pants for water, Lord, let me always seek first the Kingdom of God and desire to drink from your Living Water. As I rest in You, Lord, You renew my strength, the strength I need to live for you, and to my best work each day for you. You guide me along the right paths for your name’s sake, for I am a walking, talking ambassador for Christ everywhere I do and how I live I must bring honor and glory to you. Even when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I remember not to stop there, but to keep putting one foot in front of the other and continue to walk through the dark and tough times in this life. I’m not afraid, for you are always close beside me. Your rod and staff protect and comfort me. I know by faith in your Word that you have assigned angels to watch over me day and night. I welcome your angels into my daily life, Lord, and command all evil and demonic forces to leave, in Jesus’ name. “Jesus” is the name above all names. Despite my confusion and complaints, You love me so much that you prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies; and because Jesus told me to do so, I forgive all, I pray for my enemies and bless those who persecute me. I ask a special blessing, a covering of your blood on all the members of my family, my friends, all who read this prayer, my co-workers, my employers, my business associates, and all their families too. You welcome us all to your banquet table, Lord, and anoint our head with oil. My cup and the cups of all who love you overflow with divine blessings daily. Our blessings pour forth from heaven each day overflowing, pressed down, shaken, and overflowing again each day. You bless us, Lord to your glory and so that we may be a blessing to others. Surely your goodness and mercy and unfailing love will pursue me and protect me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”