Faye Bryant

Looking for a whole new you?

When we become a Christian, a devoted follower of Jesus, living in relationship with Him based on our acceptance of His sacrifice at Calvary, WE become new.

That doesn’t mean our hair suddenly looks great all the time or that any of it is restored. It doesn’t mean that we’ll have the perfect body – who defines perfect anyway? It doesn’t mean we’ll never have acne, aches, pains, or disease.

Yet, we are changed. New.

See, before Christ, we are ugly inside, even the best of us. What is in us is what will keep us separated from God, now and after our death.

Have you thought about hell? I have. I mean, Jesus talked about it a lot. A LOT. We recognize that it’s a place of fire, the smell is like brimstone (have you ever smelled sulphur water?), the sounds are of people wailing and gnashing their teeth. What isn’t obvious in the descriptions we see, yet is there: God won’t be in hell. Nothing of Him will be there.

No kindness, no mercy, no love. Nothing pretty or pure. Only evil. The worst of all who enter there. No God. No Jesus. No Holy Spirit. Just sin and the consequences of it, the worst of which is choosing self over God, which is what lands people there.

Before Christ, that’s our future. After Christ’s transformation through salvation, trading our unrighteousness for His perfect righteousness, our future is vastly different. Our hope becomes a light that while we may suffer here, when this life ends, all suffering will be done for a lot longer than we have endured it.

Billy Graham has been noted as saying (paraphrasing here) that as a Christian, he was allowed to drink as much as he wanted, carouse as much as he wanted, run with as many women as he wanted, and do anything as much as he wanted, but since he met Christ, he no longer wanted.

That is the change, the transformation of knowing Christ as Savior. So, accept you, your body, your hair, your life as it is, remembering you are created in God’s image, and enter into the transformation of a life in relationship with God through Jesus. (If you’re not sure how to do that, message me. We’ll talk.)

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