Jona

Jona is the younger brother of Heather Heather's Testimony

 

14th December 1986… that’s when it all started. At the age of 10 I accepted who I was before a Holy God and choose to receive Christ’s gift of salvation. Knowing I could never live to God’s standards and repair the broken relationship with him which was the result of my sinful nature from birth.

Knowing I’m accepted by God, being declared by him as righteous is both mind-blowing and a blessing that no human words could ever come close to describe.

The fact that I have nothing to do with aiding this process by bending the arm of God or trying to win the favour of God by my thoughts or actions, further adds to the joy of knowing Gods love for me.

It is all down to Jesus Christ and his death. God took my sin and placed it upon Christ and then took Christ’s righteousness, (his right standing before God) and placed it upon me. In other words God credited my account, he wiped all my debt of sin and declared me righteous not because I was worthy but because of his boundless love for me.

My faith and relationship with God does not mean that my life is a bed of roses or indeed a ticket to a care-free life. Through life’s trials and hardships I know that my father in heaven is for me and has a plan and purpose that will prosper me.

Even though this life is short I cannot imagine life with out God and I have an assurance that one day, either when this world will end or I depart from it I will have an eternity with my creator, Lord and savior.

Jona's website jjacobphotography.co.uk 

Jona's Hymn

 


When Peace like a river
 
When peace like a river
Attended my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot
You have taught me to say
It is well
It is well with my soul
 
But Lord it's for Thee
For Thy coming we wait
The sky not the grave is our goal
Oh trump of the angel
Oh voice of the Lord
Blessed hope
Blessed rest of my soul
 
It is well with my soul
It is well
It is well with my soul
 
You are the Rock
On which I stand
By Your grace it is well
My hope is sure
In Christ my Savior
It is well with my soul

 Music & words

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv5V3bY6qlI