Made Alive with Christ

i was lost.
involved in a porn addiction.
viewed women as objects.
thought life was an accident.
wore masks for false identity.
committed fornication.
suffered as a people pleaser.
manipulated others.
battled with homosexuality.
found comfort in money.
was trapped in lies.
doubted God existed.
asked JESUS to be my savior.
i prayed. others prayed.
He brought redemption.
He brought healing.
He brought freedom.
He brought truth.
He brought identity.
He brought purpose.

1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:1-10)


4 thoughts on “Made Alive with Christ

  1. Hello Ryan!
    You probably do not know me but I do know you!! I was on the ship with you last outreach and witnessed your amazing Love and Passion for our Amazing Lord. I have three sons that are wrapped up into the same sins as you were and I pray everyday that Our Lord will release them from their bondage as he has you!!! Thanks for “exposing” yourself and and reaffirming to me that ALL can be saved!!

    Kathy Wagner


  2. You are more than alive! You are glowing. Isn’t it amazing how God cares about us so much that he wants to rescue us. Your poem reminds me of how God has rescued me too and how Good he is. So thank you.
    Grace giving
    relentless love
    Thats our God.


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