The good news and the result of God touching our life is no small thing. But for too many, the reality and power of salvation is elusive because they've settled for intellectual ascent but the power of the gospel has never touched their soul. Many have walked aisles but not yet walked with God. This doesn't have to be the case.
Take a listen to some of the clearest evidence of what happens when authentic change happens. When God touches a heart and turns a life, it comes "not only in word but in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction". This is how each of us can have the assurance of salvation...to know "that he has chosen you". I Thessalonians 1:4-5
Yes, we can be so close and yet so far away from saving faith. The illusion of salvation is so blinding that no one is beyond the reach of its deception. Jesus says that preachers, demon casters, and even Christian workers can claim the name of God...and not be his kids. Matthew 7:21-23
It's no accident that just following those stone sobering words by Jesus, a leper (one that was filthy and believed to suffering from his sin) approached him. He simply said, "Lord, make me clean". The answer to our lostness, deception, and powerless life is to confess the uncleanliness of our soul and trust Jesus to touch it and turn it. Let him! Matthew 8:1-3
I'm so grateful for the work God is doing in your life. It's a new day! Please read what's below and lean into your new journey. Welcome to the family!
1. Share with your friends that you have called out to God and surrendered to Jesus.
2. Get your hands on a good Bible (English Standard version is what I use) and make it a new friend.
3. Find a church that has love and speaks truth right from the word of God. Click here!
4. Celebrate! The life that God has begun in you will continue. (Philippians 1:6)