My name is Sandra Lott and I was born and raised in Texas. Through many rough roads in my life, I was led to the loving arms of God the Father and His saving grace through our Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit has been my guide and my Comforter in many difficult situations, one being the loss of my sixteen-year-old son, Gerald Ray Lott. Gerald Ray truly had a heart of gold. He was very loving and considerate as is his older brother Tim. He is now in the loving arms of Jesus and is dearly missed by myself, his father and his older brother, Tim. As God held my heart in His hands then and still does today a passion has grown in me to help the world understand just how great the love of God is; our flesh cannot truly fathom how great and how deep and how wide God’s love for mankind truly is; all we have to do is look at the cross and that should speak for itself.
(Ephesians 3:16-19) “I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
If God who would send His One and Only Son to take the punishment for our sins, how can we ever doubt His love? God saw us while we were sinners and died for us! (Romans 5:8) “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” How awesome is that! We do not have to clean ourselves up before we receive His free gift; we just need to say yes! He will transform you. (II Corinthians 5:17) “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” He created you in love and died for you in love, there is no other love to compare. He loves you just as you are, come. His arms are wide open!
When my oldest son, Timothy was just barely in his walking stage, he was helping me frost a cake. Well, I frosted and he made a mess. He had to lick the frosting off of the spatula and got it all over his mouth. As he continued he got it all over himself as well.
Kids can get into all sorts of messes during their toddler stages and in their teenage years as well. They can really try your patience, especially when the principle calls you down to his office. Their physical appearance with all the new fads that come along and what they get themselves into can really try your nerves. It does not matter what changes they go through on the outside; you don’t stop loving them. They are your children! (I John 4:16) “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love.” God who is love created us to be His children and the emotions we have and love we have for our children originated from Him. (Genesis 1:26) “Let Us make man in Our image.” God has an Agape love for us; which is a love that is unending and does not depend on anything. It is a love that loves freely and does not love of because of our actions, but in spite of our actions. God loves us because of who we are; His creation and His children. He cares more about the inside; the attitude of our hearts than what is happening on the outside. His arms are always open, even if you went away. In the story of the prodigal son, the son wanted his share of his inheritance and left his father’s house. He basically partied it away and when he had nothing left he decided to go home where even his father’s servants were living better than he was; so he decided to go home and ask to work for his father as a servant. When he came home, instead of making him feel bad for spending everything he had the father rejoiced and through a party. Come home to God and He will greet you with love and peace and give you eternal life!
You Are Unconditionally Loved By God!
(Psalm 139:13-16) “For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.”
God knew you before you were born and He knew the roads in life you would take; He knew every good thing and every bad thing and He chose to bring you into the world. That is the unconditional love of God. He saw you for who you are and loves you for who you are and He died for you; for who you are; YOU!
(John 3:16) “For God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
There is nothing we can do in ourselves to earn forgiveness and salvation; it is a gift. Free! This is truly amazing to me!
(Ephesians 2:8-9) “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith– and this not from yourselves, it is a gift of God– not by works, so that no one can boast.”
All we have to do to receive this gift is believe in Jesus and receive–ask Him into your heart.
(John 1:12) “Yet to all who received Him, to those who believe in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.”
If you have not received Jesus as Lord, please don’t miss this chance to ask Him into your heart and be saved. Jesus offers the gift of salvation; it is free! All you have to do is accept it. Sincerely pray the prayer below and then let me say, welcome to the family of God!
Invitation to Salvation Prayer
Dear Almighty Father in heaven, I know that I am a sinner and I ask your forgiveness of all my sins. I want to make You the Lord of my life and I want to serve You all the days of my life. I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins. Thank you so much for loving me and waiting on me to come to the knowledge of the truth! Thank you for my salvation. Please help me and guide me in learning your Word so I can be a light to the world. Please, Jesus come into my heart, and baptize me with Your Holy Spirit. I thank You and praise Your Holy Name and ask all this in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
If you just prayed the prayer above, congratulations and welcome to the family of God! (John 1:12) “Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.”
You can now be assured of your eternal salvation and an eternal home in heaven. (Ephesians 1:13-14) “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of His glory.”
Wondering what to do now, let me help. If you do not have one get a Bible and if you are not attending a church already, find a good Bible preaching, Bible believing one to attend. Jesus is the Word who became flesh. (John 1:14) “The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” In attending Church for the reading of God’s Word and your own reading you will grow spiritually and learn more of God’s love. Let them know you just received the Lord as Savior and they will assist you in getting baptized. The Lord speaks to your heart through His Word; His Word will teach you and guide you in making decisions and to help find you the path in life He wants you to take. The Church is also there to disciple you; give you guidance, counseling, encouragement and even correction. (II Timothy 3:16-17) “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
Congratulations again and welcome to the family of God!
It is my passion to learn more and more of the Father’s Love and to pass it on and to help others understand the overwhelming love of God, our Heavenly Father! If you have a question or would like to learn something that is not on this site or would like prayer, please fill out the form on the contact us page of this site and I will be glad to answer your questions or to pray for you.
May God always watch over you, protect and bless you!
Sandra Lott, Author & Public Speaker