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By Carl Fish

Hi my name is Carl,

What if this very day you were killed in a car accident, stabbed to death or a doctor said you were terminally ill and you would be dead in less than 90 days? Where would you spend eternity?

Listen, I used to think I was a nice guy. I had a good job, I had an amazing woman as my wife, I had 3 wonderful children, I owned a home. I coached little league.

One day my sister in law invited our family to church. I wasn’t overly excited. I’d been to church, I’d gone to Christian schools in junior high and high school. Too many hypocrites go to church for me, I said. I went though and it was okay. I went many more times and it was okay. One Sunday during music worship the Lord touched my heart. He opened my eyes to my life. My marriage was bad, even though it looked fine, my life in general was all screwed up. I realized I didn’t really know what love is and I wasn’t sharing true love. I was like a 13 year old kid saying I love you to a new girlfriend, I thought I meant it, but had no clue what it meant. The Lord touched me and made me realize I was the hypocrite.

I shortly after said the sinners prayer and gave my life to the Lord. I’m not perfect by any means. I still say and do things I wish I didn’t. I’m having to learn over the past 11 years how to be a better husband, father, friend and every day I fall short. I know though that I’m on a journey to live more like my Lord. No one will ever be perfect again. I just know in my heart that Jesus Christ was tortured, bleed and died for my sins. He is the only reason I know where I am going if one of the above happens to me today.

If you don’t know where you will be going if something were to happen to you today, but you have faith that their is God and Jesus will guide the way to heaven, then say this prayer with me.

Dear Heavenly Father, I know that I’m a sinner. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”

Did you pray this prayer today or do you have a question about a relationship with Jesus Christ? I’m not a pastor or a priest, I’m just someone who is learning to love others. If you said the prayer or if you didn’t, please feel free to email me and I would love to help direct you to others that can help guide you or I will pray with you or for you.

Carl Fish – [email protected]

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