In the world we live in, with the deep issues and problems we face as people, we often point to a group or person to blame–a scapegoat. The real problem is never a person but a deeper spiritual one. The cure to a spiritual crisis requires a spiritual solution–prayer.
2020 has been difficult but it has also presented great opportunity. Do not feel guilty for what you did not do, instead be motivated by what we wish we had time to do and make time to do it.
Ephesians 4:1 “I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.”
The calling God has placed on each of our lives is unique to us. What God has called me to do may not be what God is calling you to do. Use your gift while giving glory to God and share the truth.
Listen to what God is telling you. Do not be someone else, answer your calling. Use your gifts, talents and skills and lay then at the foot of the King for his glory.
The Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ is described by the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians chapter 15. Jesus Christ came, He was crucified, He was buried, and He rose again on the third day. That is the Good News, our blessed hope, our only hope!
Salvation isn’t anything we can do; it’s what He already did. He paid the price. It is finished. It is as simple as A B C. Admit you’re a sinner, believe Jesus is Lord, and call upon His name.
A. Admit you’re a sinner – Romans 3:10, “…No one is righteous, not even one.” All our good works will never be enough. Romans 3:23, “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.
B. Believe Jesus is Lord – Romans 10:9, if you, “…believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved…”
C. Call upon His name – Romans 10:9-10, “…if you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved.” Here’s why “for it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”
Finally, Romans 10:13 seals the deal, “All who call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” It’s that simple.
2020 has been a tough year. It can be easy to loose sight of the true meaning for the season…Jesus!
Farmers have always stopped to give thanks for the blessings of a bountiful harvest. We too should stop and give thanks to God for all He has given us. We may not have everything we want but we are blessed.