The Choice is Yours
Whoever believers in the Son has eternal life, whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him. (John 3:36)
At the close of the third chapter of John's Gospel, John the Baptist laid out two divergent paths, sincere faith and stubborn disobedience. As John faded from the forefront, he offered an invitation to faith in the Son and clearly expressed the ultimate consequence of failure to believe, i.e, "the wrath of God." ~John McArthur Study Bible Commentary.
We are all given an opportunity to believe. The message of salvation has been given to us. Will you believe or chose to disbelieve ,as so goes the world? Today, and only today, has been given to us. Live every moment as though He is coming back and therefore we shall stand at the thrown of judgement and be faced with this very question. What will you say on that day?
Lord, I come to you with a humble heart. I come to you in repentance of my sin. For you know even the innermost parts of my being better than I. O how I seek Your rest. How I seek after You with all by soul. You have turned my heart toward you. Let my heart sing for joy. May all those whom you have called open their hearts to you this day. May their hearts not be hardened by the world who speaks as though you do not even exist. May the prayer of your servant be a pleasing sound to you this day. It is in the precious name of Jesus I pray, amen.
He Answered Me
David introduced Divine Warrior language in Psalm 3 for he states: But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. I cried aloud to the LORD, and he answered me from his holy hill. ~Selah. David's attitude and outlook embraces the theology that Paul summarized in Rom. 8:31, "What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
We have security in Christ. For He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? (Rom. 8 32). Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? (v.35) No, in all this things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (v.37).
Lord, I come to you with a humble heart. Thank you for giving us everlasting life through Jesus Christ our LORD and Savior. For he is my shield about me, and my glory and lifter of my head. I cry aloud to you and you answer me from your holy hill. You have given me the strength to live and to stand. You are my defender who goes before me. My trust is in you. May all that I do point to you. May you be glorified and lifted high. O, but to one day hear the sound of my LORD and Savior say, "Well done my good and faithful servant." I pray all of this in the name of my LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ, amen
He Will Cover Us
He Will Surely Respond to Us
You Will Not Be Forsaken
The Truth Sets You Free
A genuinely saved and obedient follower of the Lord Jesus will know divine truth and both freedom from sin and the search for reality. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever (John 8:35). So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed (v. 36).
We are free! Freed from sin by the Son of God. Jesus has done the most amazing thing. He died on the cross to forgive our sins, and God raised Him from the dead. He removed our sin and we are no longer separated. This gives us hope.
However, If you have never acknowledged that you are a sinner in need of forgiveness of sin, now is the time. If you believe that Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sin, acknowledge that you are a sinner in need forgiveness from sin and repent and turn away from sin. If you accept the free gift of forgiveness and new life in Jesus Christ, you will be saved.
Lord, I come to you with a humble heart. Thank you for giving Your Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for my sin. Thank you for the free gift given to us of eternal life through Your Son. For by his stripes we are healed. We are forgiven and free from the hold of sin on our lives. But only if we acknowledge that we are sinners in need of forgiveness and turn from sin. For those that believe that Jesus died on the cross for us and accept the free gift of eternal life will be saved. This gives hope! Hope to a dying world. Thank you for opening my eyes to see Your wonderful works. I pray for those who are struggling today to come to a saving relationship with You today. Today while it is still called today. It is in the name of Jesus I pray, amen.
While We Were Still Sinners
He Himself Will Restore You
I Want to Know How to Be Lead by Christ
"I want to know how to walk. I want to know how to be lead by Christ." This struck a cord with me when listening to an Amish man and his wife as they pursued Jesus Christ. When questioning their families about Jesus, their response was; "If you continue down the road of pursuing this man, you will be excommunicated".
Here I am with the knowledge of Jesus Christ and the ability to worship Him openly and freely (for now) and what do I do with Him? How do I live my life? How do I share this wonderful news of the gospel with others? By my obedience or disobedience, I will be held accountable with those very questions when I stand before God of the whole creation.
So, what do you do with Scriptures such as 1 John 1:5-9? Which is one of the questions presented to this amish couples families, For it states: "This is the message we have heard form him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with hime while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth."
Therefore, how are we walking? Do we walk the walk or talk the talk? Something to ponder.
Lord, I come to You with a humble heart. Thank you for opening my eyes to see your wonderful works in Scripture. Thank you for saving me from my sin. For if it were not for Jesus Christ and him crucified, I would forever be separated from the love of God and eternal life with my Savior. It is in the precious name of Jesus Christ I pray, amen.
Why do you stand here?
And while they were gazing into heaven as he went behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven." (Acts 1:10-11).
Why are we standing here? Why are we not living as though we believe His return is as faithful and true as the Scriptures? Do you believe He will return just as He has said? He will return to take his Children home with him. It is a promise.
Lord, I come to with a humble heart. Thank you for giving us a promise and a hope that you will return to bring your children home with you. I give thanks to you for you are good. I praise You with all the ability that you have given me to worship with a true heart. O, my heart is overwhelmed by Your goodness and mercies. Thank you for this day you have created for me. Thank you for another day to learn and to grow in a right relationship with you. Thank you for giving of Your Son, Jesus Christ, to take away my sin and all of the whole world past present and future. It is in the name of Jesus I pray, amen.