Everyone is so different and each comes to God through different circumstances. This book is filled with moving stories from people who came to Christ and made Him first in their lives. I found something special in each of these real stories. Things that resonated with me, taught me and encouraged me.
The introduction states on being second:
"Second is a simple concept. It summarizes all that Jesus taught, all that he lived, and all that he expects from those who claim his name. God is first and others are before ourselves. That is the motto and manifesto that 'seconds' live by.
It brings no guarantee of health or wealth, and it makes no promise to take away troubles and trails. Some may describe the rewards of such a life as less tangible, but a smile on your face when the lights go out and a peace in your heart when the storm rages is much more real than any dollar bill or any quick pleasure."
Christianity is often labeled as just another religion, with good rules to live by, but that is not enough.
A relationship with the living God through His son Jesus Christ is what Christianity really is. And He is more than enough.
I loved how each person in this book, portrayed this. Jesus is what made the difference in their lives, not a religion. It was Jesus they came to and Jesus who saved them. And they are not ashamed of the gospel or afraid to share what He has done for them.
Though each of these people came from different backgrounds and experiences they all felt something was missing, an emptiness. Some prostituted themselves, some were going to prostitutes, some were looking for fulfillment in drugs or money or fame. Some were looking for unconditional love in another person, who couldn't provide it.
But when they finally came to the Lord and surrendered, they all had this one thing in common...they finally knew the peace that surpasses understanding and the love of God that does not wane.
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Phl. 4:7
'For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39
No matter where you are in life, you can come to God. When we humble ourselves before Him, He will forgive all. He promises. And God never breaks a promise.
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9
I really, really loved this book. It's the kind of book you have to pass on. If you want to know more about it and watch some video's from the website here is the link... I am second
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