It’s been a busy week of work and study and I have not put any thought in writing anything. While reading C.S.Lewis’ The Great Divorce, I read something very profound that I would like to share.
“There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, in the end, “Thy will be done.” All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. Those who knock it is opened.”
Beloved, seek God’s will for yourself. Call on the beautiful name of Jesus…
I heard once about a boy that was in church and while the preacher was speaking walked up to the front of the church and asked,
“If I confess Jesus to the ‘world’ will He confess me to the Father?”
I tell you if that preacher would have preached all day he couldnt have said as much as that boy did. I have heard people confess men who have helped them out from time to time in their lives, stopped to help fix a flat, forgiven them a debt, you name it. A person will praise men all sorts of acts of kindness and that is all well and good. But how many people confess Jesus Christ? He left Heaven to instruct us in the perfect will of the Father, and at the appointed time, died upon the cross for our sins, all because He loves us so much that He wants “none to perish.”
Beloved, we need to confess Christ to the world and if we do the bible tells us He will confess us to the Father. If we give ourselves to Jesus the bible tells us we will be heirs to God. Christ did a wonderful thing for you and I and we need not keep it to ourselves.
Ask Jesus into your life and then tell folks what He has done.
Faith- Where are we without it? It is the bond which holds all things together. Family, friends, business, government. What happens when this bond begins to dissolve? There becomes a state of barbarism and anarchy, with everyone distrusting his neighbor, fearing friends and associates, progress becomes impossible, and civilization inconceivable.
Where do we begin to put our faith? I believe, in Christ. Now how do we begin to put our faith in Jesus? The bible tells us that “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God”. What is another word for faith? Trust or belief… Jesus said, “just believe”. Believe He can do what He says. The patriarch Joshua’s dying words to his people were that God’s promises have never failed him throughout his entire life. The promises of God are just that. Promises! What God says; He will do. How do we obtain these promises? Through faith. How do we obtain faith? Pick up your bible and read! You will find passage upon passage pertaining to faith as well as the promises of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
God tells us if we obey His commandments He will be just to reward us. How? With eternal life with our savior. He will be just to forgive us our sins if we ask, believe, and turn from them. Do you believe this? Do you believe God keeps His promises? Do you know that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you?
Ask Jesus into your life, pick up a bible and ask Him to show you the promises; to give you faith if you need it. Christ came for all. Ask. Knock. He wants to show you a love and peace you have never known.