God's purpose for Your Life
God loves you and has called you to His purpose for you. However, in Romans Chapter 3, God tells us that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. We have violated God's standards such as the Ten Commandments, but God has provided a way out. Jesus Christ died for our sins. II Corinthians 6:2 tells us that today is the day of salvation. As Pastor Walls has taught from the Scriptures, there is no other name besides the name of Jesus that can save and no works can save us (John 14:6). The Bible tells us if we confess our sins to the Lord, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). We can repent of our sin with a simple prayer.
“God, I know I am a sinner. I believe Your Son, Jesus Christ, died to take my sin. I believe Jesus came back to life from death and has the power to change me. Forgive me. Come into my life. I want to live for You and follow Your Divine plan. I believe You have forgiven me, and I thank You for hearing my prayer, in Jesus’ name.” Now, be baptized, both in water and in the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38), and get into a Bible-believing church (Hebrews 10:25).
As further ways to seek the Lord:
1) Ask God to meet you with His love in a deeper walk and to open up the Bible to you.
2) Let the Holy Spirit open up your past hurts and bring healing.
3) As you grow in freedom, tell others (whether they follow Jesus yet or not!). Invite them to come to church.
4) Stay full yourself - take time for prayer and soaking in God's presence. Worship God with all your heart.
5) Finally - be joyful always for what God is doing in your life! (Philippians 4:13)
Read Jeremiah 11:1 through 12:17
Published: Jul 24, 2017
“Now, Michael,” said his mother, “I want you to clean your room before you go outside to play.” After his mother closed the door, the six-year-old shoved everything into his closet and went outside to join his friends. When he returned, he was scolded for not cleaning his room properly. What was the problem? He didn’t understand his mother’s expectations.
“Tell them that this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Cursed is the one who does not obey the terms of this covenant—the terms I commanded your ancestors when I brought them out of Egypt, out of the iron-smelting furnace.’ I said, ‘Obey me and do everything I command you, and you will be my people, and I will be your God’” (Jeremiah 11:3–4).
God made His expectations clear to the people of Israel. He left no wiggle room for misunderstanding. If the people obeyed God, then they would enjoy His benefits. If they failed to obey, then they could expect serious consequences.
Thought for Today: The cost for disobedience is always too high a price to pay.
Quicklook: Jeremiah 11:1–8
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