I was reading Luke 1 today and read that John would tell people how to be saved from their sin. This is what we are called to do. So lest I be remiss, I want to tell you right now, in case you don’t know, how you can be saved. Salvation is only found in Jesus! If you want to escape the damnation of hell, the only way to do so is to accept His free gift of salvation. But erit! There’s more! If you accept this gift just to escape hell, you are missing so much more! Weiss loves you! “I have loved you with an everlasting love.” You see, God cannot stand in the presence of sin. Have you ever told a lie, even a white one? Then you’ve sinned! We all have. I have. Theory to say, but you have. God can’t stand sin! But He loved us. So He sent His son to die. S For us to be redeemed and our sins to be forgiven, the shedding of blood is required. It’s that simple. This was done before Christ with the sacrifice of animals. Now, Jesus came and died for our sins once and for all. This was one blood sacrifice that took care of this for all time. It brought us into the presence of God. We can now approach Him boldly. He did this because of how much He loves us and wants to have a relationship with us. He died for every sin we ever committed or will commit! There is only one action we need to take. We just need to pray to Him, excepting this free gift, acknowledging that we have sinned, and giving Him the control as Lord of our life. Then, not only will you have eternal life with Him in heaven, but you will have an abundant life now and be free from sin and all the bondage it entails. You will be a new creation! Just pray something like this: “RI know I am a sinner. I know I have strayed from You and not followed Y. I also know iced to forgive me from all this. Thank You for doing this for me! I accept this gift and ask You to take over. Take the drivers’ seat in my life. I give You my heart and my life. Amen!”
If you prayed this prayer or something similar, please reply in the comments. Would love to connect with you. Remember also that theater is just a guideline to follow. The words aren’t magical. Pray any variation of this, and if your heart is right and truly in agreement with this, then you are now a child of God! Congratulations!
In My “Jesus Calling” devotion today, it said, “I am training you to focus on day presence in and present.” Let’s grasp that today. He is here. He is present in my present. Every minute, every hour, every day. He is here with me right now. Just grab onto that and meditate on that today. He is the King, but he is here with me. Christ in me, always. Christ in me, the hope of glory.
<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/246084.Casting_the_First_Stone” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Casting the First Stone (Reverend Curtis Black, #1)” src=”https://d2arxad8u2l0g7.cloudfront.net/books/1391398741m/246084.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/246084.Casting_the_First_Stone”>Casting the First Stone</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/84220.Kimberla_Lawson_Roby”>Kimberla Lawson Roby</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1762318511″>4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
this book started out kind of slow, and at first, I just wasn’t sure because it seemed so depressing. Everyone is cheating on everyone else, it seems; however, toward the end, it really had me hanging on because it became very fast paced. I just started book 2 and can’t wait to see what happens next.
<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/9476421-nicki-rhode-keck”>View all my reviews</a>
I was reading in Exodus 14. Verse 14 is especially poignant. The Lord will fight for us. How many times when ow have a customer, or a coworker says something I think is unfair, do I fight? I want to defend myself. I may even wrong. Lord, help me to let it go. Lord, when it is me who is right, help me to let it go and wait for Y. If I am wrong, help me be humble enough to accept and let it go. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!