I love my GPS app. It gets me to all my appointments. If I miss a turn, this very kind male voice with a nice English accent reroutes me. It gives me confidence as I travel in new places. I remember the days of traveling when I’d pull up a Google map request with directions and print them out before going on my trip. On one occasion, someone neglected to inform Google maps that a high school had been built and the road was rerouted around the school. My directions wanted me to go straight, but straight in front of me was the school. Thankfully, with a little driving around, I found the road I needed to be on. But in those moments between staring down a school that was in my way and finding the road I needed to be on, I felt lost. Lost. Unable to find one’s way. That’s what we are when we are sinners without Christ’s forgiveness. Lost. Unable to find our way to Christ. There is no way to get to Christ on our own.
Instead, He seeks us out and draws us to Him, inviting us to discover His grace, love and forgiveness. The whole reason Jesus came to earth was to seek and save those who are lost. Is He seeking you? Do you feel Him tugging at your heart to surrender your life to Him? He’s holding out His nail-scarred hand to you right now, just as you are – whatever that might look like. You can place your hand in His by simply taking these steps:
- Admitting that you are a sinner who is lost and in need of a Savior. That’s the bad news. We are all sinners and the penalty for sin is death.
Romans 3:23. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Romans 6:23. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord
- Believing that He is the only Son of God who died in your place paying your penalty for sin, was buried and rose again three days later defeating death, hell, and the grave. The good news is that God loves us so much that He sent Jesus to pay the penalty for our sin in our place. There is no sin too big for Him to forgive. You don’t have to get your life in order and then come to Jesus…come just as you are. He promised that if we put our trust in Him that we can have eternal life.
John 3:16. For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
John 6:40. For this is the will of My Father: that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.
John 10:28-30. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish—ever! No one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.”
- Confessing that Jesus is Lord. When Jesus rose from the dead, he proved His victory over eternal death. God wants you to confess that Jesus is Lord of all and that He is your Savior.
Romans 10:9. If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Paul taught in Romans 6:23 that salvation is free gift. There is absolutely nothing we can do to earn it. It can’t be bought. It can’t be weighed as good deeds against bad deeds. Not a one of us can live a life good enough to get to heaven on our own. It is a gift of God and it’s ours simply by reaching out and accepting it. Ephesians 2:8 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.” If you’re ready to accept that gift right now, simply pray to Him following the steps above and ask Jesus to be your Savior. If you do and are sincere, then welcome to the family of God.
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Memorize and hide in your heart one memory verse each week in 2020. If you didn’t start the challenge at the beginning of the year, just jump in now and be sure to sign up to get our weekly Memory verse in your email so you don’t miss a week.
In 2020 our emphasis is on revival for America with three key words: revive, renew, and redeem. You will begin to see the elements of our website and posts reflect this emphasis. We hope you’ll join us in praying for God to pour out the Holy Spirit with a mighty rushing wind of revival for our nation and around the world.
Our key verse for revival is 2 Chronicles 7:14. “If my people who are called by my name shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land. For the past few weeks, we have been focusing on repentance. This week, we look at the spiritual transformation that takes place when we surrender our heart to God.
This week’s memory verse:
“Do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be afraid, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you; I will help you;
I will hold on to you with My righteous right hand.”
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By Julia M. Bruce / WestBow Press
There’s no doubt that marriage is hard work. Yet it can also be one of the most fulfilling relationships you can experience, outside of your relationship with God. However, many marriages leave God outside of the relationship. Godly marriages do not happen without cultivating it, investing in it, and putting God first in your individual lives and in your marriage.
This book includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:
• Scripture to memorize and meditate on
• Conversation Starters
• Concepts from the Bible on Godly marriages
• Romance Builders
• Relationship Builders
• Personal reflections
• Date ideas
• Group date ideas for you and other Christian couples