The hole inside

In my late teens and early 20s I started to wonder if there was more to this life. I started to wonder if there was more to this life than just go to school, get a job, get married and have kids.

The more I thought about it, I realised there was something missing. Like there was a hole inside me or there was a missing piece that I was looking for? Something was not there but I did really know what it was or where to find it.

Thankfully I made some friends where I worked that were Christian. When I talked to them I realised they had something that I didn’t. They had a peace and a solidness about them. It didn’t matter what happened to them in life, they just seemed to remain rock solid.

One day I asked one of my friends about it and they told me it was Jesus. Jesus was the anchor to their soul. In the midst of the storms of life that seemed to buffet others around, Jesus kept them anchored firmly to Him. He enabled them to weather the storms with a sense of peace. He was their solid rock.

One friend told me that when we ask Jesus into our lives as our Lord and Saviour, then He fills the hole inside us. The hole that makes us feel like something is missing or there is more to life, is for Jesus. We are created with that space inside us that is meant for Him.

After thinking about this for a while I realised I needed Jesus too. I spoke to one of my friends and they gave me a short pamphlet that explained how to accept Jesus as my Lord and Saviour. It is similar to the one that I have on my main website. It helped me to accept Jesus as my Lord and Saviour.

Today I would encourage you to accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour too. If you are feeling there must be more to this life or you have a hole inside you, I want you to know that the answer is Jesus.

Please take a few moments to visit my “peace with God” page on my main website. My prayer is that you will find Jesus and you will allow Him to feel the hole inside of you too. You can find it here www.passionaustralia.org/salvation.html.

Be blessed,
Dave

Find peace with God this Christmas

Isaiah 9:6 NLT – For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

One of Jesus’ many titles He was given in the Bible is Prince of Peace. It is a title that sits well with Him.

In Philippians 4:7 it tells us that Jesus gives us His peace and this peace will guard our hearts and minds. And in John 16:33 He tells us that He has overcome the world and as a result we can have peace in Him.

This Christmas I would encourage you to make your connection with Jesus so you can find peace with God. Look to Jesus. Trust Him for your salvation. Give your life to Him. This is the way to truly find peace this Christmas.

Please take a few moments to visit my peace with God page. You can find it here https://passionaustralia.blog/find-peace-with-god/.

Have a blessed and peaceful Christmas,
Dave

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32 years ago today

I became a Christian 32 years ago today. I remember the day as I was reading a tract and prayed a prayer to accept Christ. I knew it was a significant day, so I wrote the day and the time down on the tract. 21st of July 1989 at 7.10pm.

I can’t tell you how much my life has changed since that day. There would be enough blog posts in all the world to write about it, to loosely borrow John 21:25!

One thing I can say is before Christ I have no hope, no purpose and no real direction for my life. That all change when I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Saviour. I have a new hope, purpose and direction.

Every year I celebrate this born again birthday. It is more significant to me than my natural birthday. I may have been on this earth for 54 years, but I know the day I really came alive was 32 years ago today!