Come and let the Lord have His way inside of you. No longer resist but open your heart and let Him find rest. Make a place for Jesus, our Savior, in your life. Come on bended knee and give your heart to God. 6Cast down any pride and come to know the need of a Savior in your life. Our pride will pull us away from the greatest gift of all, and that is forgiveness. Nobody else can give us true mercy but Jesus, our Savior. 6Come unto Him now, with a humble heart, that He might take you in. 2Jesus is our good shepherd and is calling your name. His sheep hear his voice and react when He calls. Obey the voice of the Spirit and pray to God. If you are in sin, then repent. Don’t come seeking His help but still willingly keep sinning. David said, 1“If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.” He can see if we are true to our cause and react in that same fashion. Be sincere and ask God to cast out any wickedness that lies in your heart. If your life is full of transgressions, then lay them at His feet. Allow God to cast them aside. Allow Him to move inside of you. If you are sincere, then God will do wonders in your life. You may not be able to withstand temptation but God can, inside of you. 5He can cast out all darkness and become the light that guides you.
When you give your life to Jesus, it is the most amazing thing ever. Your mind becomes invigorated in the Spirit. Your heart becomes transformed to live a better life for Christ. Your trust turns from yourself and the things of this world and unto God. Even Christians can help you because you have let the Lord in your life. In times past, their words may have come as harsh or hard to take in but now it is a blessing. The message of repentance and forgiveness is like honey to the soul. 4The good news of the cross is the most meaningful thing in life. And to a new believer, this gives them hope. They were lost in their sinful nature but God rescued them. 5They were blinded in their unbelief but can now see. Because Jesus died for their sins, there is finally forgiveness and grace. To know that Jesus saves and to believe in it, is truly lifesaving. We have reassurance that God loves us. 3He is making an eternal home for all that love Him, in heaven. 5If you have been called out of darkness and into the light of Jesus, then rejoice. 1“Make a joyful noise unto God.” 1“Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.” It is good to cry out to God and give thanks for all He has done. God surely loves us more than we will ever know. Praise God for He is so good.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I am so grateful for the cross. I would be so lost if You didn’t pay the price for my sins. I can just imagine how my life would be like if You hadn’t come down to rescue me. I would be stuck in my sinful state. Shame would still be eating at my soul. I wouldn’t be able to do anything but stumble and fall as I try to do better. Lord, You have changed me from the inside out. I am a new person, because of You. Though my life was in shambles, You took it all and restored my life. I have a new outlook in life. I am no longer deterred by the flesh for You reside inside of me. Your light is my guide and I am safe. I rejoice for You did it all. It is all for Your glory that I am any different now. Thank You for all You have done for me and all mankind. I am a simple person in Your plan. Thank You for taking me in. I am amazed by Your mercy. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Psalm 66:1-4,16-20 (KJV)
1 Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:
2 Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.
3 Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.
4 All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.
16 Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.
17 I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.
18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:
19 But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.
20 Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.
2John 10:1-14 (KJV)
1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.
7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
3John 14:1-6 (KJV)
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so , I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
41 Corinthians 15:1-8 (KJV)
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
52 Corinthians 4:1-7 (KJV)
1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
6James 4:1-10 (KJV)
1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.