A bike spotted on the strip
John with his "Bible Bike"
God loves you.
God loves you just the way you are. He wants you to have a close, personal relationship with Him. He's not far away, He's here. He wants to live inside your heart. Because He loves you, He wants you to be happy. Some people seem to struggle with that simple fact. God loves you more than life. Jesus proved that by letting Himself be tortured and then dying on the cross. When you love someone, you want them to be happy. Mere mortal men and women try to help our loved ones, but we don't always know how to help, or we might not have the power to help. But God has the wisdom and the power to accomplish anything. As Jesus said, "All things are possible with God."
Here's the thing- God loves you just as you are, but He loves you far too much to leave you the way He found you. We have all sinned and made mistakes. Before you were born, God had your entire life planned from beginning, to end, to eternity with Him. The trouble is that we have all deviated from the path. Because of that each of our lives became something that God never intended for them to be. The Good News is that God wants you back. He will take the life you ruined and make it brand new. Jesus said, "You must be born again."
You will be born again if you make Jesus Christ the Lord of your life. You may have seen bumper stickers that say "God is my co pilot." According to the Bible, it doesn't work that way. You have to slide over and let God take the wheel. God is the pilot. Jesus is the co pilot. The Holy Spirit is the plane, and you and I are only along for the ride. It can be a beautiful thing if you let God take control. Your life will never be the same again.
God bless you.