Charlene Stevens Jenkins
It’s Time for Your Turnaround
Thank you for your time! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the Veterans Health Administration, and I am the Ministry Leader of Celebrate Recovery (CR) at Live Oak Church in Hinesville GA. I’m inviting you to read all of my blogs and I believe you will find them encouraging.
In my last blog, I let you know that there is hope and it’s found in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
In this blog, I will cover Principle 3 of CR, which states 'Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.' Step 3: We made a decision to turn our lives and our wills over to the care of God. Turn is Lesson 5 in the CR program. Maybe you’re wondering how you can just turn your life over to Jesus. Let me explain it like this.
Have you ever driven down a street and suddenly realized you needed to go in the opposite direction? You could have made a U turn or somehow, you turned around and managed to change your direction. You were relieved when you you were now traveling the right way. Well, I need you to take a moment to reflect on where you are spiritually. How is your relationship with God? Are you going in the wrong direction? Do you feel like you need a change? Where would you go if you died today? Yes, these are some difficult questions. They must be answered at some point. The best time is now, while you still have breath in your body.
The same way you can make a U turn on the road, you can turn your life over to Jesus. It’s not complicated. All you have to do is trust Him. He has already done the work. The price for every one of our sins has been paid with His blood. In fact, that’s why we celebrate Easter. More specifically, Resurrection Day because Jesus is no longer in the grave. He arose with the power to help you overcome whatever has you feeling empty, lost, hurt, and searching for meaning. Why not allow Him to give you a new life?
This Easter season can be your turnaround. If no one has invited you to attend a church service on Resurrection Sunday, April 9, I’m inviting you to Live Oak Church, 296 Live Oak Church Rd, Hinesville GA at 9:00 am and 11:00 am. (The usual service time is at 10:30 am.) You don’t have to wait until then, though. You can repent right where you are and God will hear you. You can connect with a spiritual leader at a local church. Call, email or DM me. Let’s communicate. I’m still here to inspire, encourage and motivate. I’m praying for you.
I’m also praying for unsaved loved ones and for our nation to turn…as I leave you with 2 Chronicles 7:14 NKJV If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and I will heal their land. #turnaround #turn #resurrection #EasterSunday