Hi. I am Janis. let me tell you about what motivates me to be a godly woman Living a godly life.
I had to be completely broken by God in order to be transformed into the godly woman God purposed me to be.
I have loved God and Jesus for as long as I can remember. As a young child, my grandmother would often talk to me about Jesus. After a talk, she would always say, “Do you believe in Jesus?” And of course, I always answered “Yes, Grandma,” secure in my belief in Jesus as God’s Son.
However, that little girl did not understand that she was a sinner and that the world was full of other sinners. She did not understand that the world was full of evil and that the enemy of God would try to deceive her (and anyone else who believed in God and Jesus) that God is not the answer to every issue in life or that she was not really worthy of getting His full attention.
Continue reading my story below.
My desire is
for every reader
the same kind
that I went
all of my faith
and trust to the
only One who
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wHAT i HAVE LEARNED from committing 100% of myself to god:
Realizing that nothing this world has to offer can compare to the gift of God’s love, grace and mercy as demonstrated through Jesus’ loving and sacrificial death on a cross for our sins.
Accepting that all I had to do was to let go of control of my life and just give everything to God, and feeling at peace that trusting my heavenly Father was the best decision I ever made.
Understanding that this life is not about me but about denying self and living for Jesus so that others may see God’s love shining through me and want the same gift of eternal life for themselves.
I lived much of my life feeling sorry for myself for things that had happened in the past and for things I did not have now. I was totally self-centered when I should have been Christ-centered. I did not truly understand or appreciate the depth of the sacrifice Jesus made for me. Thankfully for me, undeserved sinner I was, God chose me before the beginning of time. He created me for a purpose and a plan to honor and give glory to His name. He allowed me to suffer many times over the years, and I am so thankfule He did not relent until I was so broken that all I could do was to cry out to Him, “Take it all! I don’t want any control of my life!” From that very day, my tranformation from a believer with very little trust in anyone, including God, to a woman who daily seeks to become closer and closer in my relationship with God continues. I wish that I could truly tell you what it feels like to finally know who God truly is and the joy of the close relationship I now share with Him.
I taught high school English for 32 years and taught preschool and children’s Sunday school for many years (and still teach the little ones). I thought for sure that teaching in the classroom was my calling. When I retired from teaching high school students, I thought I was at the end of being used by God on a full-time basis. Was I wrong! About five years ago I felt God’s call to write and teach others about what He has shown me through my own experiences. I had never thought about writing articles and books, creating a website or anything else I think God wants me to do. I would like to say I am too old to start a new career, but I have learned that God’s plan for me does not necessarily have an expiration date as long as I am alive.
I praise God for allowing me to suffer and to be broken so that God could use me to tell others about what an awesome God we have! My greatest desire in life is to somehow make a difference to others, who like myself, may be in need of a big wakeup call regarding his or her relationship with our sovereign and mighty God.
God is one God in Three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God created the world and is sovereign over all of creation.
The Bible is God’s Holy Word in written form. It is divinely inspired, or rather “God-breathed,” truthful and without error.
Salvation comes only through a profession of belief in Jesus, the Son of God and our Lord and Savior. Good works or any other moral behavior have no effect on gaining salvation. Salvation is a result of God’s love, mercy and grace, as shown through the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ our Savior.