~ Saved By Grace ~
Hey Y'all... well I'm sure if you are a follower of our blog or our Pinterest Boards .. you have already figured out that we Love the Lord Jesus Christ with all our hearts.

We are Christians which basically means we are just everyday people like anyone else in the world the only difference is we believe that there is God and that his Son is Jesus Christ and that he sent his son to walk the earth and die on the cross and become the Savior of the World for those who believe in him (accept him as their savior) and choose to live their lives according to Biblical Standards.

I ( Sara) accepted the Lord as my Savior at the age of 12 yrs old. At the time we attended the church "Harvest" under the leadership of Greg Laurie in Riverside, CA. I remember the day like it was yesterday as I was in a Sunday School Class in one of the Brown Portable Trailers , as the church had been growing and these portable trailers were the answer while physical buildings were being planned and put up. I remember the Sunday School Teacher at the end of class sharing with us youngsters the opportunity to accept Christ into our hearts and I remember an overwhelming desire wanting to accept Christ into my heart and to live a life for him. So I said the prayer to ask Christ into my heart that day.

It was years later when I was in my late teens that I finally had the courage to walk the aisle in "Big Church".. to profess my walk with God before people as we are called to do in the Bible. This was especially difficult for me as I had always and am still today a shy person not wanting to be watched, stared at etc I am most definitely and introvert .. I'm the girl that likes to just blend in or not be noticed. 
And Finally when I was 19yrs old I became baptized. Again something I had always wanted but was so shy to do. Paul Havsgard came to our home at that time and in our spa attached to our pool baptized me.

The Lord has been part of my life always but especially since I was the age of 12 and accepted him as my savior.  He has seen me through the Ups and Downs of my life. From the Happy Moments to some of the saddest moments when life was at it's darkest for me. He has filled me with joy, and blessed me beyond my wildest dreams .. and I wouldn't want to live life without him.

I think one important thing I would like to share about being a Christian is that we are not perfect people and that is exactly why we are Christians. Because The Lords Grace and Mercy to forgive us of our sins is immeasurable. He came for the broken and down trodden  those who knew they were sinners for those that knew they needed him and were not self sufficient.  Christians like anyone else make mistakes in life .. and The Lord asks us to come to him asking for forgiveness of these things and to learn from them and not repeat them ..

Also being a Christian doesn't somehow make life all wonderful and Perfect ..  Yes the Lord Blesses my Life and helps me through when I read my Bible and scripture and through the help of Christian Teachers and Christian Sisters and Brothers.  But that doesn't mean that hardships, hard times, or tragedy is not part of our lives.  We are to rejoice in the Good and The Bad times ... using both to bless others and to learn how to become more Christ like.

Being a Christian is a process of Growing in knowing and understanding the Lord... in my 40 years on this earth, I can say there hasn't been a moment in time that there hasn't been a lesson to learn a time of growing closer to the Lord and learning how to be a more Godly woman.
Being a Christian gives me the peace that when I leave this earth my Eternity will be in heaven with the Lord ..

I am so thankful for 2 Loving Parents that chose to bring Christ into their own hearts and to teach their children about Christ.
If your heart is aching for something more in life ..If there's that empty spot that never seems to be filled by anything the world has to offer's because that spot is waiting for the Lord Jesus Christ to fill it ...
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
If you would like to take the step in accepting Christ into your heart and make the decision to live for him ..
Then please visit Dr. David Jeremiahs " Becoming  a Christian" Page  HERE
Dr.  Jeremiah is the pastor of Shadow Mountain Church in El Cajon, CA .. he is an upright and amazing man of God that teaches the Bible and it's principles. If you don't have a church home to go to at this time, you can watch him on t.v.  Here's a schedule of channels you can find him on HERE
He also has a monthly devotional magazine which they will send in paperback to your home or you can receive them in your e-mail in box ..check them out HERE

Here's a Beautiful Devotion from Dr. David Jeremiah

Five Words to Live By: Found
But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.
Luke 15:32, NIV

Recommended Reading
Luke 15:8-10
Some things only work in pairs: shoes, socks, gloves, the two parts of scissors, the two wings of a bird, the two sides of a coin. And that applies to Jesus' mission in the world: seeking and finding. It makes no sense that Jesus Christ would come into the world to seek those who are lost and not find them.

Jesus was criticized by "Pharisees and scribes" for socializing and sharing meals with "sinners" (Luke 15:1-2). Earlier, Jesus had answered their objections in a word: "I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance” (Luke 5:32). "Sinners" were those who needed to be found -- those He came seeking. To amplify the point, He told three stories about "finding." A single sheep was lost and found, a coin was lost and found, and a son was lost and found (Luke 15:3-32). He meant that He associated with sinners -- and found them -- because they knew they were lost; they knew they needed finding, unlike the Pharisees.

If you have been found by Jesus, it is because He came seeking you. If you want Him to find you, tell Him you are lost and want to be found.

It is only as God seeks us that we can be found of Him. God is seeker rather than sought.
Arthur Skevington Wood

Blessings ..

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