By Tristine Barry
I first just wish to say hello to all of my blog friends. I have missed you. I am so grateful for you and I thank you so much for being here. As always I value and welcome your comments. I am feeling quite compelled to share what is on my heart.
As a believer in Christ I cannot help but think of how our God saves when we truly seek Him. As the wonderful Dr. Charles Stanley says-He is not our bellhop or a magic genie who is there to fulfill only our wishes. He is not someone that we just call on when we need help. If we think about our human relationships how would it work if , let’s say you only called your parents when you needed something or your husband or wife when you needed something? Again I am paraphrasing from a sermon from Dr. Stanley. With that being said when we find Jesus and long to live for Him He is ever present. The Almighty God of the universe longs to have a relationship with you. Yes You! This can be hard to grasp but I have been following the Lord for almost 5 years and I personally know it to be true. My life has changed drastically for the better since I finally invited Jesus into my life. I was paying attention to Him-the longing of my heart. I had a very deep emptiness in my heart, a hole in my soul if you will. Can you relate to that? For the majority of my life I was seeking escape from pain-emotional, physical, and spiritual. I was trying to feed this emptiness in my soul with addictive substances, overworking, and empty relationships. We were born to thrive with God.
Some of my wonderful blog friends know that I am slowly coming back from my Sabbatical. I cannot help myself but share how the Almighty God 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 Him into your longing heart?
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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