As the year is coming to close, let me remind you that yes you need a savior. If you have happened by this blog., take a moment to consider this statement.
You need a savior or someone to rescue you out of all of the circumstances that you can not control. (We actually have control over very few things in this life.)
If you are an atheist — There is a savior, a someone to rescue you. In Christian terms, I am sure you have heard of this savior as Jesus Christ. He lived on the earth and died to take away the punishment of all of our sins. Once you accept that He is and what He has done for you, you gain access to heaven for eternity.
If you believe He exists but you feel as though you can not trust Him to take care of you, think again. His expressed purpose in coming to the earth and dying on the cross was for you. He sees you and is waiting just quietly and patiently waiting for you to acknowledge Him.
If you think He won’t help you because you have too much wrong, free your mind from this thinking! It does not matter what you have done. The shedding of His blood on the cross washed away the guiltiness and the stigma of every sin you have committed. No sin you have committed is greater than His power to forgive it.
If you have the Savior in your heart, then just be encouraged to press on! We wake up victoriously ,we sleep victoriously. Rest in a daily dose of contentment, success, and victory through Christ Jesus in this world and certainly in the heaven to come.
No matter which category you place yourself, oh yes we need a sa a Savior!
My prayer right now is Lord let your will be done in my life, even if it feels like it is to my hurt.
The song that best describes my feelings can be seen on a Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qxs0sfURZM
Do share what your experiences are!
Note: I officially started the prayer on Sunday, but since the system is not in real time, it posted as July 30. July 30th is officially , Day 2.
100 DAYS OF PRAYER: JULY 29 -November 5, 2012
Testimonies went forth this morning in Sunday service. One struck me as particularly poignant. One of the brothers at our church gave this testimony: A relative of his who had not been a believer and a drug addict started praying everyday for at 90 minutes. He reported that since he started praying he has been free from the drug addiction. He has been “clean” for at least 6 months!
Now that’s the God I serve. Admittedly I have not seen God work in my life lately in such a striking manner. But I also have not been praying so diligently. I know that God will work on our behalf. And no God is not a Santa Claus! He does not just dole out wishes because we ask. Yet, He does honor our communion with Him. Too, He wants to talk to us. I Chronicles 16:9 says that He is looking to and fro throughout the earth looking to show Himself strong to them whose hearts are perfect toward Him.
Let’s just be real: you can’t have a perfect heart toward God if you are not consistently communing with Him. Don’t get me wrong I don’t think God will strike us down if we forget a day of prayer.
But what should make us to be so unfocused to forget? A crisis should automatically bring us to the throne of God. And a grateful heart should make us come daily to say thanks. So if we are not praying daily, we must be ( and yes I am talking about myself here too) having a complacent heart.
Down with the complacency!
No more excuses about being too tired to pray because of work, family, or even church commitments. On to daily communing with God: onto victory!
My goal is to pray to for at least 1/2 hour every day for the next 100 days.
Can you join me? Share your victories here! 🙂
Hey saints: How is your armor holding up? You know, your helmet of salvation, your breastplate of righteousness, and your shield of faith?
We have to keep these items and our sword (the Word of God) donned at all times !
Satan is always doing battle against us and so we must be dressed ready and able to win the battle through the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I saw this line in a message that was sent to me today:
“Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps.
if you are not willing to move your feet.”
Is not it so true how the victories we gain in the Lord frequently demand action?
One of the saints encouraged me yesterday to think about my circumstances. If my circumstances do not align with God’s Word then they are a lie. ((I should think of them as a lie and not be tempted to think of God ‘s Word as untrue.)
This brother in the Lord went on to say that, “God ‘s Word is the truth and we must speak the truth until the lie (the circumstance) turns into the truth”.
I was so encouraged as I thought on this concept and applied it in my prayers this morning.
So what circumstance where you are is “the lie” that needs God’s Word upon it to turn it into the truth?
Share your thoughts!
In times like these when it somehow becomes easy to let go of God or to make excuses for sin, I encourage you to contend for the faith. If you have forgotten about or have never come across the word in the scriptures, contend means to maintain something. The word also has a sense of “fighting for a thing.”
In Jude 1:3 (KJV) we see “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.”
In this scripture we are encouraged to maintain or fight to keep our walk and faith in the Lord. So don’t let circumstances, people, the cares of this life, or even Satan himself provoke you into dropping the best component we have in our lives now or in the life to come.
My brother and my sister keep Jesus in your life. Fight on!