I Need Jesus

Philippians Four NineteenFor the most part I consider myself to be a fairly good person. According to a recent news poll from a major news organization, 85% of people who believe in heaven but are not necessarily Christian believe that they will go to heaven.  Even more surprising is the fact that 77% of people who claim no religious affiliation feel that they are good enough to go to heaven because they feel they are a “good person.”

The truth is I am not a good person. I have a dark side and if you are honest you do too.

I think about me first, not others. 

I hurt those I love. 

I say things I regret. 

Everyone of us has made mistakes, lied, or cheated. You and I are free to make these choices. What a boring life this would be if we were all programmed to run on autopilot with no authentic feelings or emotions.

No matter how good we are, how happy we are, how rich we are,  how great of a spouse/parent/friend we are,  it will never be enough. We will never be good enough until how we define goodness changes.

All of us have been given a choice. The Bible says that we as humans, when given a choice between life through obedience and death through disobedience, will disobey.

Yes, all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious ideal. Romans 3:23

Enter Jesus.

Jesus is good enough. What we can’t do, Jesus has already done.

Jesus came in order for us to see how much God loves us. If you are a parent, like myself, you know the massively huge love you have for your child. The greatest gift God has given us was allowing Jesus, his child, to die on the cross for our sins so that we could live in eternity with Him.

There is good news! This gift is FREE. If you are ready to stop living by the worlds truths and know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, simply pray, “Lord, Jesus, I believe you died for me. Come into my life, forgive my sin- make me into the man or woman or teenager that you want me to be. Give me your purpose in living, give me your perspective and what life is all about,” and He’ll do that.

If you have any questions about what it means to know God please feel free to email me or leave a comment. I would love to talk with you more!



  1. This is such a great reminder on a day when I am feeling particularly sorry for myself. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. I needed this today! Thank you 🙂
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  3. I love this so much, I know it takes courage to speak about such a sensitive subject with everyone’s opinions. My husband and I just moved and we were just talking last night how we need to find a church so we can have a community for our daughter.

  4. Love you! Great post, Tamara! Let that light shine!!! 😀

  5. LOVE seeing a post like this!!!! 🙂

  6. Beautifully said.. All is takes for me to know the greatness of God is to look at my daughter. I know I must have done something right to be blessed with her.
    Thanks for the post.
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  7. Hey Girl! I just found your blog through Wifessionals, I just love the post you did for her today. It really had me thinking. I’ve been looking around through your blog, and I absolutely love it. I am excited to follow along with you!

  8. Valerie Hayden says

    Tamara, I love your blog and always read your posts. Congrats on baby#2!

    When I first came into my faith about a year and half ago I struggled with the idea of being a sinner. I shared this with a close friend and said “I’m a good person and I don’t like being called a sinner.” In the exact same breath I said “but you know, we as humans really mess things up (myself included) so we yeah I guess we really are all sinners.” Ha! It was a small epiphany that I’ve known to be true ever since. None of us are above God’s grace.

    Thanks for the post!

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