by Pastor Tim Burt
One morning I was meditating on the verses that represent the initiator of the greatest gift ever given to mankind. When this gift is received, life truly begins. I was meditating on the verses in Romans 10:9-13. (NKJV) They say, “…that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
These words given to us by God through the Apostle Paul represent the birth of a miracle. They represent an answer to a prayer request. The majority of people, will at some point in their life, have the thought, If only I could start over and do it right. The words from those verses in Romans are the starting gate and trigger to that request.They are the words that represent the asking of Jesus into your life to be your Lord and Savior. They are the words that initiate from God, the forgiveness of all your sins. They are the words that clean your spiritual house so the Holy Spirit can come and live within you. They are the words that open your eyes to see life through God’s eyes. They are the words that open your heart to understanding God’s word and that make His Word powerful and effective and produce life change. They are the words that trigger an intimate relationship between you and God almighty.
These are the words that instructed me to pray and ask Jesus to come into my life, to be my Lord and Savior, and to allow me to start life over and do it right. I prayed this prayer when I was 24 years old. Life truly did start over and God’s promise of making me a new person through Jesus came true. 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT) “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”
If you’ve never prayed and asked Jesus to be your Lord and Savior, the Bible says Today is the day! We don’t know if there will be a tomorrow for us. Seldom ever does some know when they will die. So God exhorts us by saying Today is the day! The Bible tells is that we can KNOW, not HOPE, that we have eternal life. You know your name! You know your age! Do you know your going to Heaven when your day comes or do you only hope it? God wants us to know! And it begins with a simple prayer asking Jesus to be your Savior! Click here to learn more and pray that prayer! When you do, you will have been given a new chance to start life over! And to know that Heaven with Jesus will be your forever home! Today is the day! Oh and if you’ve already committed your life to Christ, why don’t you forward this to someone you know who is still looking for answers!
Philippians 1:6 (NLT) “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”
In His love,
Pastor Tim Burt
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