Wednesday, October 29, 2014
“I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.” Luke 15:7
We were blessed this past Lord's Day to hear the testimony of one of our young people who has believed on and confessed the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior from sin!
The harvest is still plenteous! All of us in the church have had part in watering the seed that was sown in little David's heart. It is impossible to know how many times a person hears the gospel of Jesus Christ before he takes it to heart and places his trust in the Lord's finished work. It was another young person, a friend, who shared the way of salvation with David on Saturday, when he prayed and asked Jesus to come and live in his heart.
In meditating on that today the Lord has been using verses from Scripture to stir me up to be giving out the gospel of Jesus Christ all the time! My hubby has been working on a tract to be handed out on Veterans Day, and of course into the future. As I typed it up last night, the Lord convicted me of my lack of faithfulness in this area. One of the verses was
I Corinthians 16:34 "...for some have not the knowledge of God; I speak this to your shame."
He was speaking to the Corinthian church, yes, but there are people all around me who have not the knowledge of God. What a shame.
Ours is such a personal God! I am thankful that He just keeps reminding and stirring me to new heights of service for Him. Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief!
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
“Verily I say unto you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.”
Such a blessing for believers!
It does not matter what people think of your service for the Lord, large or small; whether it receives rebukes from other believers or by those who do not know our God.
It only matters what the Lord sees. True service never goes unnoticed by Him.
That was a blessing that God spoke to my heart about this morning. I hope you have a wonderful day.
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
Do you personally know the Lord Jesus as your Savior? He took your debt of sin, the sin you will have to pay for at the Great White Throne. The Spotless Lamb of God hung on the cross and shed His blood in your place.
"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved." Acts 16:31
Believing involves a recognition that He is the true Son of God who paid for sin by His blood. He took that sin-debt in our place!