If you are now a Christian, think back to before you were, did your life have meaning? Was your heart filled with love and joy? If you are not a Christian, same questions. Now once you come to Christ your life is going to change. You are going to be blessed and see those blessings because your heart is going to be filled with joy and love. You will be more aware of your life and see the things that you may take for granted right now and realize they are true blessings. You will see how God has guided you through the choppy waters of your life and you will begin to grow confidence in God’s plan for your life. He will take you to amazing places and show you some awful things so that you will know you can’t make it alone. You need him and you need the cross.