By Tristine Barry-a morning ramble to share after a long absence.
I might be showing my age but the phrase. “Johnny on the spot” keeps coming to mind. I first heard this phrase when I was watching the movie “Saving Private Ryan”. If you haven’t seen this movie it is very much worth the watch. It is set in World War II and stars Tom Hanks and a whole slew of other famous actors. It is the only war movie that has caught my attention-I have actually watched it three times. My memory for details does not serve me well but I do believe I can see the scene right now-one of the soldiers was talking to the medic about being Johnny on the spot-quick in response, quick to save. As a believer in Christ I cannot help but think of how our God saves in an instant. Are you watching for it? I’ve been a Believer in Christ for over four years now. Jesus was my Johnny on the spot. It didn’t take long to truly see how He does save-when we choose Him as our Savior-in an instant.
Of course this is all my interpretation regarding Johnny on the spot. This little post is just something to say “hello world.” No editing. No research-just my thoughts from me to you. I’m slowly coming back from my Sabbatical. I’m quite sure nobody has referred to Jesus as Johnny on the spot because Jesus is so much more than that. He is the Almighty God that came to save the whole world from eternal doom, death , and destruction. However we must choose Jesus. He is a gentleman and does not force anything upon us.
It is my prayer that you have chosen Jesus but if not please think about choosing God as your Savior. If your life hasn’t been working for you without Jesus won’t you consider it? He is calling you. He loves you. Won’t you choose to let Jesus be your personal Johnny on the spot?
John 3:16 (NIV)
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Accepting Jesus As Your Savior
So how can you know God?
It all starts with accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Jesus Christ provides a relationship with the Father and eternal life through His death on the cross and resurrection (Rom. 5:10).
Romans 10:9 promises, “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” If you have not yet begun your personal relationship with God, understand that the One who created you loves you no matter who you are or what you’ve done. He wants you to experience the profound depth of His care.
Therefore, tell God that you are willing to trust Him for salvation. You can tell Him in your own words or use this simple prayer:
Lord Jesus, I ask You to forgive my sins and save me from eternal separation from God. By faith, I accept Your work and death on the cross as sufficient payment for my sins. Thank You for providing the way for me to know You and to have a relationship with my heavenly Father. Through faith in You, I have eternal life. Thank You also for hearing my prayers and loving me unconditionally. Please give me the strength, wisdom, and determination to walk in the center of Your will. In Jesus’ name, amen.
The above lovingly borrowed from Dr. Charles Stanley and In Touch Ministries
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