Chocolate For Your Soul with Sheri Rose Shepherd - Monday, February 17, 2014
An Everlasting Invitation by Sheri Rose Shepherd
For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. — John 3:16
I conquered and accomplished much without the Lord and being raised Jewish, I never gave a thought to Jesus. He was the last place I would have looked for true love. But today I must say He is truly the Love of my Life and there is no way I could live with out Him.
I remembered the night I had my first encounter with His extraordinary love. It was in my darkest hour and I felt hopeless and desperate for someone to love me.
I should have been happy at the time. I had a good life from the world’s point of view. I had lost fifty pounds, gotten off drugs, and become a health nut. I had money, success, beauty titles, boyfriends, nice clothes; I drove a nice car and had a calendar full of appointments for places to go and people to see. Yet I still felt desperate for love and cried myself to sleep at night. On the outside I looked like I had it all together, but on the inside I was falling apart. I felt empty, lost, and alone, even when I was in a crowd of people who loved me.
Somehow I became so depressed in my quest for true love that I began to fight feelings of suicide.
One dark night I convinced myself I had nothing to live for, so I checked into a hotel room with every intention of ending my life with an overdose of sleeping pills.
Yet at that moment, I cried out to God as my last hope—He must have heard my cry, because for the first time in my life I did not feel alone. I actually felt God’s holy presence with me. I felt loved and at peace. Even though I did not understand this new love life with the Lord, I discovered one desperate cry for love from the Lord gave me what I had been desperately searching for: love, joy, peace of mind, and a purpose for living.
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God's Letter to You
I believe if The Lord was going to write you a personal letter about battles this life brings it may read like this....
I love it when you come to Me to confess your sin. I am your safe place and your salvation. There is nothing you can tell Me that I can’t handle hearing. I already know your every thought and action, so why waste even a moment trying to hide anything from Me, My beloved? Let’s make it right together. Let Me have the thing that’s holding you back from a new and fresh start. Come to Me in truth and be transparent. I’m the Lover of your soul. If you will come to Me and confess, I will gladly wash over your mind, your body, and your spirit to make you clean. You will never need to feel shame again, because I covered you with My life.