This week, my friends, I want to encourage you, especially those who accepted Christ as your savior or ones of you thinking about this beautiful gift (don’t wait too long.) Last week I spoke about being saved from our sins and how Jesus shed his blood on Calvary’s cross to pay our debts. We also talked about how he was buried and rose from the dead. That said, I want to encourage you to keep searching, reading, and talking with God about your salvation.
When we talk with God, we do not have to be on our knees (but preferred). Sometimes I talk with him as I am doing chores, drinking a cup of coffee, or looking out the window. God is not picky. He wants t hear from us. The most important thing to do is talk with him. I assure you, he understands and is waiting to hear from us.
Though many verses about salvation, Ephesians 2:8-10 (ESV) come to mind. It reads, “For grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” We have all broken his laws and done things we should not have done. Due to God’s amazing grace (mercy), we do not have to worry that it is going away and that we become unsaved, or he is angry with us. God is not like that. We can be encouraged that Jesus gave us a gift- the gift of a new life in him. We cannot do anything good enough to earn anything. We cannot work our way to heaven as some may think. Jesus paid it all. What wonderful news! Please don’t think I am hounding you- by no means.
Remember when we were students? Teachers reviewed material from a previous day or week to ensure we remembered what we learned. The more we hear something, the more we remember it. Therefore, this week’s blog is like being in school. Please know Jesus cares deeply cares for us. We all should remind ourselves of this fact. That said, please remember we can’t do anything so wrong that he will take his love away. We are forgiven if we ask. I’ve always said a person can’t tell me enough times because I forget. Why? We are busy people and have unexpected situations come into our lives, affecting our judgment, mood, thoughts, and even experiences. It is easy to lose sight of God when situations in our lives happen. When life gets us down, please remember that he is always available to listen to us when we obey and worship him (John 9:31 ESV). Reach out to him. https://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=God+listens+&version=ESV
Until next week, God bless.