The Lord God is calling us all to come to Him. No matter the circumstance in our lives now, Jesus is beckoning us to listen to Him and to come to His presence today. He says, 1“come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” There is nobody else that will free you from your burdens. There is no one that has the power to forgive your sins but Jesus, our Lord. Will you answer this call today? You may be heavy in your sins now, but all will be made light in the name of the Lord Jesus. He just asks that you come and put all your burdens at His feet and then He will do the rest. Don’t you worry about the past for the future is bright. Everything that once was will be washed away in an instant and you will be renewed. God will put you on a new path. With this newness of life, there is direction from above. We may have stumbled through life and were given over to the lusts of the flesh, but with God, it is over and we are overcomers. As we learn of Him, our decisions will be wise, for the Holy Spirit will be our guide. This new path is from God, which leads to eternal joy and happiness. Where we once relied on earthly pleasures, we now have joy while on earth and forever in heaven. Yes, the joy of the Lord never ends.
May this be calling to come to Jesus be your alter call this day. Will you come to the front and give your life to Jesus Christ today? Explain that you are sorry for what you have done and confess your sins openly to the Lord. Then ask Him to come into your life. That He may break you free from your addictions and all your bondage and replace it with His love. Plead for His mercy and forgiveness. Tell the Lord that you are sorry and need a Savior. In this moment of prayer, the Lord God will come to your rescue and make all your burdens light. Though you have been burdened by so many things, He will give you rest. Praying this prayer, in your own words, will be the best decision of your life. You will be secure on God’s path, through His mercy and grace. To give your life to Jesus is the best thing you will ever do. I pray that you do respond in favor to Jesus’s call today. Know that He is 3“the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Only Jesus saves. Believe and trust in Him for salvation and eternal joy in heaven. 2If you have made a decision to follow Jesus, the angels are rejoicing. This journey in life may be long but with the Lord, we have hope to endure. We know that after we die and go to heaven that Jesus will wipe away all tears from our eyes. There will 4“be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying” but eternal happiness and joy.
Let us pray:
Lord, we come to You in all humility. Our hearts are open to receive You today. We confess that we are a sinner and have need of Your blood for forgiveness of sins. We cannot live in our addictions and shame any longer. Our burdens are heavy and we need Your yoke to come upon us. Have mercy upon us Lord. We are sorry for living after the lusts of the flesh and apart from You. Our soul cannot take it any longer and we want to be made free from all this bondage. Take us in Lord. Break us free today. Take every evil thought and replace it with Your knowledge and wisdom. Help us live a life that pleases You. Lead us and guide us and give us strength to endure. We need Your strength and not our own to overcome temptation. We know that we cannot do this on our own. We are lost without You. We need the power of God to save us from our sins. Thank You Lord for hearing our cries. We know that You are there and will deliver us this day. Take us now into Your arms. Lift us up, oh Lord. We love You, all merciful God and King. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Matthew 11:25-30 (KJV)
25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
2Luke 15:1-10 (KJV)
1 Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.
2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying,
4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
7 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.
8 Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?
9 And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.
10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
3John 14:1-14 (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.
7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?
10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
4Revelation 21:1-7 (KJV)
1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.