"The BIG CHOP and NEW GROWTH"

I did the BIG CHOP & I’m ready for this natural hair journey!
But, my relationship with Jesus Christ is one journey that I am dedicated to finish.
I talk about it in my latest youtube video. ❤
https://youtu.be/hzXnpPVnzVQ

I accepted Christ into my life at four years old.
Growing up, I went to church, I prayed & things seemed good on the outside.
However, something was still wrong on the inside..

I struggled with lust & it ate me up from the inside. I went back to this sin throughout my childhood & into early adulthood. This dead sin needed to get chopped..but I couldn’t do it on my own.

However, one day, Jesus changed me. I no longer had the desire to indulge in sin. I was tired of it. I wanted God to fill that void.

I repented of my sins & rededicated my life to God on April 16, 2020.
He transformed my desires. When the enemy tries to tempt me, I know that I have the power to rebuke him.

I know that sin no longer defines me & it has been cut off.

And If I find myself slipping or wandering into evil thoughts, I rebuke the devil, & I ask God to forgive me. I have to keep reminding myself that “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” Romans 8:1

I must continue to fight the good fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12) & I refuse to go back to the sin that had me entangled. I have a resolve to live holy for God by His grace. I refuse to stay stagnant in my faith. Like my hair, I want my relationship with Christ to grow.

I don't know who this message is for, but know that God can transform you. No one is too far gone. Please repent of your sins and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. He will save you. Yes, you 💕

Be encouraged. Stay encouraged.
Jesus loves you.❤

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If you don't know Jesus, I would like to introduce you to Him. If you want to accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, or if you want to rededicate your life to God, please repeat this prayer:

Lord Jesus, Come into my heart. Save me. Make me brand new. I am tired of living this life. I am a sinner and I repent for the sins that I have done. I need you. I believe that you died on the cross for my sins, and that God raised you again on the third day. Thank you Jesus for coming back again. Please fill me with your Holy Spirit. By your grace and strength, I will live for You for the rest of my life, one day at a time. In Jesus Name, Amen.

If you accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior today, I am so happy for you! Accepting Jesus into my life as my personal Lord and Savior was the best decision I ever made! 🙌Take a look at the tips below to stay in a growing, healthy relationship with God. These tips don’t save you, but they allow you to grow in your relationship with the Lord and they will keep you focused on Him 😌

-There is an awesome, free app called YouVersion which allows you to read the Bible on your phone! A Bible in hard-copy is great as well, because technology can fail but the print will not malfunction :D When you read the Bible, you can learn more about Christianity and your new relationship with Christ. You will also learn more about fasting, praying, having the love of Christ, and living holy for God which are important in keeping our relationship with God strong.😊

-Since a lot of us are still under stay at home orders, I would suggest finding a virtual church in the meantime. (A suggested church is linked below 😊). Find a church that is Bible-believing, and that encourages people to let the Holy Spirit guide them in life and to live holy for Christ. When the stay at home orders lift in your area, I would encourage you to go to a physical church with the same standards, so you can spend time with believers like you.🙏🏽

-An Online Bible
https://www.biblegateway.com

-Full Gospel Holy Temple Church:
https://www.youtube.com/user/FullGospelBroadcast

-A Good Service to Start off With: :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icTwWUui0Y0&t=2408s

Have a great day and remember that Jesus loves you! God bless you!❤✝️
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