Jesus Died For Me

Day by Day Devotions


Twenty-five years ago, a timid young woman sat in her Sunday school class listening to her teacher’s lesson. During the lesson she slipped out the door and hurriedly went to find her pastor. This young lady realized without a shadow of a doubt that the Holy Spirit was speaking to her heart – she was not saved.

She thought back to a time when she was thirteen and supposedly prayed a sinner’s prayer. She didn’t know what she was doing. Now she knew she wanted to know Jesus and have a personal relationship with Him.

That young lady was me. I sat in my preacher’s office and talked to Jesus with all my heart and asked Him to be Lord of my life. I had faith that He and I would have a personal relationship forever.

If I hadn’t had faith that God left His authority in Heaven and came to earth in human form to die for my sins, I could not have been saved. And I would have been destined to a dark future.

Ephesians 2:8 reads, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.”

I’m so thankful that I listened to the Holy Spirit that day in my Sunday school class. I never have to be concerned about being alone to face the world, because Jesus will always be with me, and one day I will be with Him.

Lisa Roberts