Part II of Living Life As A Christian Behind Prison Walls and Bars Without Family and Friends
Jerry M. Odhams #578387
Hutchins State Jail
1500 E. Langdon Rd.
Hutchins, TX 75241
Dear readers of Internet blogs:
No matter where you are or what you may be going through, God is faithful! I speak these words to men and women who live for God, and I pray for men and women who are in doubt that there is a God and in Him is life, joy, peace, and sufficiency to meet and to fulfill every need that you may confront as a Christian.
I once thought I was alone living life as a Christian behind prison walls and bars without family and friends. But as I continue to be faithful and obedient to God. I see God working in my life and now in the lives of my family.
Sometimes we can be an embarrassment to family and friends by our lifestyles. I know before I became a true Christian, I lived in a way that not even I was pleased with. And that way of living caused me to make a stop behind prison walls and bars. I found out that when I landed behind prison walls. Those people I was doing wrong with was suddenly nowhere to be found! Sometimes our situations make us wake up and take a good look at ourselves. That "look at yourself" may cause you to call on God or it might make you blame everyone for your problem except you.
But whichever way you chose to go, when you don't look good, you won't feel good. And when you call on God from a sincere heart, God will manifest in your life. If you don't have a relationship with God, you won't understand his presence when he comes in your life. But if you are in trouble when you call on God, there will be a comfort and a peace that will come over you, unexplainable, that will be God appearing in your life. WHen you say, "Lord God, help me and forgive me for the things I have done," God will come forward and give you strength.
There is nothing like asking for forgiveness. It's refreshing. Do it today and experience the soul cleansing of God! Ask God for forgiveness so that the spirit of God can come in and dwell in your heart.
Let me forewarn you: asking for forgiveness does not exempt you from punishment if you've done wrong. But God is faithful. He will be with you through whatever you have to face and will cause what you go through to seem easy. And he will restore some of the relationships you've had if they meet his will for your life. Proverbs 8:17 says, "I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently will find me."
Just remember: if you can't depend upon anything else, God is faithful. No matter what you're going through.
Be encouraged! All correspondence is welcomed. So please write.
God bless you.
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