I have good news. I’M IRISH! So pinch me if you want, but you might get a return punch in the face. Kidding, kidding.
Today is 3/17, and I’ve decided to find a bible verse that coordinates with the date. I might continue this, I might not. They might be in sequence some dates, and not in sequence other dates.
Today is a very important date (3/17) because there is a very important verse I’d like to share with you. The Christian world puts a lot of emphasis on John 3:16, which I shared yesterday. The next verse deserves more emphasis, if you ask me.
“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
Salvation comes through Jesus alone. If you have not asked him to be your personal savior, and committed your life to him, there’s no better day than today. I’ve written a post here about confessing Jesus as your savior. If you don’t click the link, you can read an excerpt below.
To give proper credit, the following is an excerpt from http://www.christianmilitarywives.com. But you don’t need to be a woman, a wife, or have any connection to the military to read and do this. If you have never asked God to be the personal savior of your life, to walk with you so you can live in his image, now is the perfect time!
The Bible says there is only one way to Heaven
Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me.”(John 14:6) KJV
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”(Ephesians 2:8-9)
Trust Jesus Christ today! Here’s what you must do:
- Admit you are a sinner.“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”(Romans 3:23)“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”(Romans 5:12)“If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”(1 John 1:10)
- Be willing to turn from sin (repent).Jesus said: “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”(Luke 13:5)“And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:”(Acts 17:30)
- Believe that Jesus Christ died for you, was buried, and rose from the dead.“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”(John 3:16)“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners. Christ died for us.”(Romans 5:8)“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”(Romans 10:9)
- Through prayer, invite Jesus into your life to become your personal Savior.“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”(Romans 10:10)“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”(Romans 10:13)
What to pray:
Dear God, I am a sinner and need forgiveness. I believe that Jesus Christ shed His precious blood and died for my sin. I am willing to turn from sin. I now invite Christ to come into my heart and life as my personal Savior.
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”(John 1:12)
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”(2 Corinthians 5:17)
That’s it! Wasn’t it easy? Don’t worry if you have a “That’s it?” moment, with time and faith, you will feel all of God’s goodness. You have been forgiven for your old life, for your sins. You are saved to dance with the angels some day. In Christ there is no death. But there is eternal life.