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Jesus Gave Us His Heart

Jesus Gave Us His Heart
Author: Pat Aman

1 John 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us.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.

1 John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

I love reading, and I love history. I try to study the religious views of other denominations. The more I study, I receive more knowledge of the Holy Scriptures.

But, the one thing I know with all my heart is just as we sing in the song I learned as a child.

“Jesus Loves Me This I Know,
For The Bible Tells Me So…….”

You may asked. “What does it mean to give Jesus my Heart?”

Accepting Jesus into your heart is simply accepting his way of living, loving, and leading our lives. When Jesus came to earth we believe that he was God in the flesh. And so when we talk about accepting Jesus, that means that we are being saved from being trapped in sin, which results in eternal punishment. And it’s that faith in Jesus that saves us by his grace. He died and rose again just to pay the price for our sins. Salvation doesn’t come from our good deeds or by doing anything special, it’s a free gift from God just because He loves us so much. We need to turn away from our sins, believe that Jesus is God’s Son and our Savior, and submit to Him as Lord of our lives. By doing so, we receive salvation and eternal life.

If you want to give Jesus your heart today, it is a simple, but everlasting gift. Just asked Him for this gift by praying, “Jesus, I believe that you are the Son of God and Savior of the world. I believe that you died for my sins and rose from the dead. I believe that through your sacrifice, I am a new person. Forgive me for my sin and fill me with your Spirit. Today, I choose to follow you for the rest of my life as Lord of my life. In Jesus Name, Amen.”

How awesome is that! Now what are the next steps?

First, tell another Christian that you accepted Jesus in your life. It’s something to celebrate!

Second, find a local church community to get plugged into. Doing life together is what will help you grow.

Third, try to read the Bible and spend time in prayer every day. If you don’t have a Bible, let us know, we can buy you one.

And finally, get baptized. Check out the next time your church is offering baptisms. It’s a biblical thing to do. Basically an it is outward expression of an inward decision. So that’s what it means to accept Jesus into your heart and the next steps to take once you do.

Enjoy the story and poem below-

A few years ago I read this story is St. Margaret.

While St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (the 17th century Visitation nun) did much to spread devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in its modern form, a number of medieval saints nurtured devotion to the love of Christ and his Blessed Heart.

St. Catherine of Siena (the fiery 14th-was one—particularly notable—such saint.

In 1370, when Catherine was 23 years old, Jesus answered one of her most fervent prayers. Catherine had been asking that the Lord would take her heart, that is, her very will, and replace it with His own. One day, while she was praying, “Create a clean heart in me, O God, and renew in me a steadfast spirit” (Psalm 51), it is said, “Jesus appeared to Catherine.”

It seemed to her that her Jesus presented himself to her, opened her left side, took out her heart and carried it with him, so that in reality she no longer perceived it in her chest. Some days later, Jesus returned to Catherine, again in a vision.

Suddenly she saw herself surrounded by a light from heaven, and amid this light, the Savior appeared to her, bearing in his sacred hands a heart of vermilion hue and radiating fire. Deeply affected with this presence and this splendor, she prostrated herself on the ground. Our Lord approached, opened anew her left side, and placed in it the heart which he bore. Jesus gave to Catherine his own heart. So intimate was Catherine’s union with Christ that she shared his heart. A scar on her side, where Jesus had withdrawn her heart, was subsequently visible and attested to by Catherine’s closest companions.

From thence on, Catherine repeatedly speaks of being on fire with his love. Catherine would say, “So intense is the fire that burns within me, that mere material flame seems a cold, dead thing by comparison, fit to freeze rather than to warm a person.” It was said, “Catherine was so close to Christ and she anticipated receiving holy Communion with such joy that people could hear her new heart beating.”

For Catherine, the heart of Christ is ablaze. His fire is consuming and total. Christ’s supernatural strength and consolation is stronger than anything that can be felt on this side of eternity. The fire of love, given to Catherine through her sharing of Christ’s heart, prompted Catherine’s extraordinary service to her neighbor. Her love for others would be so conformed to the love of Christ that she notices in herself a desire to even die for her neighbor.

Author: William G. Carrington

Among your small possessions
In a place all by itself
There’s a gift I one time gave you
One heart upon your shelf

This gift takes little space up
And it’s never in the way
I’d guess you never notice it
As you go about your day

You never have to move it
It goes every where you are
Just hovers in the background
But always not too far

And if you need some comfort
When things are not quite right
Take out the heart I gave you
It’ll get you through the night

No matter where life’s road leads
If fortune’s promise proves untrue
One thing you’ll take beyond this life is, The heart I gave to you.

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2022 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals” “Coffee With A Little Spice Of Life” and Westbow Press a division of © Thomas Nelson and Library of Congress Control Number: 2018910976……..


Be And Imitator Of Your Father God

Being An Imitator
Author: Pat AH Aman

Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-2.

I pray each of you will have a wonderful weekend.

What does imitators of God mean?

To be Imitators of God requires one to show evidence that demonstrates God-like characteristics in one’s daily life: “Imitators of God” display the characteristic of universal treatment:

Matthew 5:45 says that: That God makes the sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

First we are His children. We have His DNA. His blood runs through our veins. This Means that we should look, act and love the way God loves.

Second, we are the Aroma of Christ. We should smell like Him. We should be able to walk in a room and the room light up with the fragrance of God Himself.

So, if we are not showing love and stinking up every thing we touch or every room we enter, maybe just maybe we need to get re-washed in the blood of Jesus.

Maybe we need to asked ourselves, ” are we washed in the Blood, in the soul cleansing Blood of the Lamb.

Just as children imitate their natural parents, Believers are called to imitate God. We are to follow Christ’s example. As we imitate Christ, we grow in our love and surrender to God our Father just as natural children grow in their ability to imitate, love, and follow their earthly parents.

We want to live in such a way that people are brought closer to Jesus Christ because of how we live our lives demonstrating His love.

Are our garments spotless are they white as snow?

Are we washed in the Blood of the Lamb?

Blessings, Love and Prayers,
Pastor Pat Aman

Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing pow’r?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Are you washed in the blood,
In the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Are you walking daily by the Savior’s side?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Do you rest each moment in the Crucified?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

When the Bridegroom cometh will your robes be white?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Will your soul be ready for the mansions bright,
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Lay aside the garments that are stained with sin,
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb;
There’s a fountain flowing for the soul unclean,
Oh, be washed in the blood of the Lamb!

Bible Verse: NJJB
Song written by: Elisha A Hoffman 1876

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2022 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals” “Coffee With A Little Spice Of Life” and Westbow Press a division of © Thomas Nelson and Library of Congress Control Number: 2018910976……….