Jesus looked at them and said, “It’s impossible for people [to save themselves], but it’s not impossible for God to save them. Everything is possible for God.” – Mark 10:27
I humbly accept God’s plan of salvation for me… do you accept His plan of salvation for you?
At this time of year, I like to read the story about the little girl who was asked what it’s like to be a Christian. It’s so cute and so TRUE! Do pumpkins pick themselves? Do they wash the dirt off themselves? They certainly do not cut open the top and scoop out all the yucky stuff – along with the seeds of doubt, hate and greed. No – they do not do that for themselves. This is a perfect example of what it’s like to be a Christian! I like the part about how God puts HIS light in us and we shine for all to see!
Have you tried to save yourself? Have you leaned on fame, wealth, success or a particular lifestyle instead of a life in Christ? So many times we dive head first into things here on earth that give us a temporary sense of self-worth. Happiness comes over us but it doesn’t last.
There is a Jesus-shaped hole in everyone’s heart – and once you discover Him and allow Him to save you, the things of this earth will continue to appeal to you. Maybe this next thing will fill the void… but it won’t. As the old gospel song says, ONLY JESUS CAN SATISFY YOUR SOUL.
I hope that today you will consider a permanent relationship with Jesus Christ. When you are saved by Him – it’s forever and His light will shine in your heart and life.
Today serves as a little reminder to those of us who belong to Christ that we did not save ourselves – and it’s one more opportunity for those who have not yet accepted Him as their personal Savior… please consider having a talk with Christ today. I pray you are in the ark of safety today. I love this beautiful poem by Lucinda Berry Hill. How could we be anything but humble before our wonderful Lord and Savior? After all, He loved first!
Have a BEAUTIFUL Christ-centered day! 🙂