A question we all need to ask ourselves…
You may have come to this web site looking for answers that you have just not been able to fully solve yourself. It is a wonderful time that we are living in to be able, at the touch of a button, to get resources that can help us deal with everyday life. I hope the things you find here will help you focus on how to better utilize the time you have each day.
Yet, you may feel that there is something more. You may feel there is more to life than just better planning and implementation. Let me take a few moments of your time, which can change the rest of your life. Just as the resources available on this site will open your eyes to things, there are other resources which can do even more…it is the basis and foundation for everything offered on this site, as well as the foundation of the author who wrote them.
There is a terrible thing in this world called sin. Sin is a very simple three letter word with a very simple definition; the definition begins with the central letter in sin, and that is ‘I’. It is what I have done against God. God was loving enough to tell us what we do against Him. There are ten main things:
- You shall have no other gods before me.
- You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
- You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
- Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
- Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
- You shall not murder.
- You shall not commit adultery.
- You shall not steal.
- You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
- You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything else that belongs to your neighbor.
When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance and said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die.”
Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.”
It doesn’t matter if you did not hear of these before, you know deep down in your heart when you did them they were wrong.
The first thing you need to do is to admit and confess that you have done them. If you cannot admit that yet, you do not need to read any further. Reading further is just a waste of your time. If you cannot admit you have broken any of these even once, don’t bother reading any further. If you say you did commit at least one of these, but it did not hurt anyone, you do not have to read any further. If you can, however, admit that you break some or all of these on a regular basis, then you are in the ranks of every single person you will ever come into contact with, including the author of this web site, Cindi Ferrini, and her entire family.
Sin is a terrible thing; more terrible when you go through the rest of your life and never openly admit it.
So, if you have reached this point, you are going in the right direction! Understand that everything talked about here is found in the Bible. I recommend you go get it, and read. Start with the 10 commandments (shown above), which are taken from Exodus chapter 20. Don’t worry, if you do not know where it is, keep looking; you will find it!
May the Lord guide you as you begin a new life, free from the restrictions that sin has bound you. Grace has freed us through Jesus Christ, the son of God and God the Son!
If you have any questions or need to talk to someone, call 1-888-Need-Him or email Cindi.