I Love To Run!

Steve Running This is me running the Paris Marathon. Hi! My name is Steve Nelson. I love running very much, but I’d like to tell you about someone I love more than running.
I live in Kiev, Ukraine. I have been married for thirty three years and I have seven children: two sons and five daughters. I also have two grandchildren. I love my wife, my children, and my grandchildren very much! But there is someone I love even more. I would like to tell you about him and how you can meet him too.
When I was a child, I knew there was a God who had created the world, but I did not understand that I could know Him personally. I thought that I was a Christian because I believed God existed, attended church and tried to do what was right. When I was a teenager, I began to understand that I needed to change. I could not stop being selfish - I loved myself more than I loved God and others. I argued with my parents, and I was disrespectful and immoral toward women. I was a slave to my selfish desires, and could not get free. I felt guilty and my conscience bothered me.
I observed the way true Christians lived, and then I understood that I was not a real Christian. I was spiritually lost and eternally separated from God and on my way to hell. I needed to tell God that I was sorry for my sins and trust Jesus as my Savior. Jesus loved me and died on the cross to pay for all of my sins. He proved that He was God by miraculously rising from the dead. He now lives in heaven and offers eternal life as a gift to all who want it. Salvation is not something we obtain by trying hard to be good. The Bible says, “God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.” Ephesians 2:8-9 NLT I asked God for this gift and now I have a personal relationship with Him. I gave him control of my life when I was nineteen years old.
Now I am growing in my relationship with my God and Savior, Jesus Christ. He helps me to love the people around me, even those who are selfish and self-centered (like I was). The Holy Spirit in me gives me the power to live for God’s purpose and serve others. I know that after I die I will go to heaven, because Christ lives in me and I’m forgiven!
Do you know if you are going to heaven when you die? Would you like to give your life to Jesus Christ and have eternal life? He loves you! He wants to the most important person in your life. He is waiting for you to come to Him for real life. Please write or call if you have any questions.
I would like to help you!
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