A meaningful relationship with the Lord Jesus means much more than saying you believe. A relationship leads to salvation in heaven. The key is that He knows you. You’ve studied His Words and followed in His ways. 4It was more than just reading or hearing, God’s words spoke to your heart and you obeyed. 4It was never you alone, that led you to follow Jesus, but the Holy Spirit that led you. 4You asked God for forgiveness and He was more than willing. All it took was an open heart to be free from your sins and He made a way. The Lord opens doors to those that seek Him. He does great and marvelous things for those that look to Him in faith. 2Because of our prayers, people are healed. 2Even their sins are forgiven because of our faith that God would make a way. And God did. 3You may even have seen a person who was far from God but through your prayers, he or she finally opened their heart to God. It was then that the Holy Spirit came into the person’s life and the person acted on it. Never lose heart for the wayward sinner. Keep your prayers going that they may find their way to God. Our love for the Lord will lead us to pray for those that are in bondage. Even those that are sick and afflicted, His love will come through us, in how we care for them. This is a life led by the Lord.
Being led by God is much different than being led by your own self and hoping or thinking you are saved. Wouldn’t it be better if you knew in your heart that you are saved and have nothing to worry about. This can happen and will for those that love Jesus. A relationship with God is the key to our salvation. We either know God and He knows us or we think we know God and He doesn’t know us. People can even be certain that God knows them, but in reality, He does not. Merely belief without action leads to fear in judgement. 1No relationship, only leads to destruction in hell. 1Even abundant work for God can even be more knot. How so? If you did things not out of the kindness of your heart, it doesn’t matter. If you were led by your own will and not God, then it isn’t God’s plan. 5We only fulfill God’s will when we are led by the Holy Spirit. We must learn to realize the difference in living for ourselves and living for God. Only by examining where this desire is coming from, will we find out. The Lord wants to act in our lives. However, many people go the safe route, in order to not do things outside there comfort zone. 1This type of thinking, is also walking on a path, leading to destruction. It is better to save your soul and follow the Lord than to be safe and lose your soul in the process.
Let us pray:
Lord, thank You for opening my eyes to the life I was living. Thank You for leading me from a life of sin. I am grateful that You took me from the darkness and into Your light. You have surely led the way, oh Lord. You have been there from the start. Since I first called Your Name, You have not let me down. You are always there for me when I seek You. Each day that I call upon Your Name, You listen. I gain so much wisdom from Your presence. I gain so much knowledge from the Bible. Your words speak clearly to my mind, on how to live for You. I no longer want to live on my own. I only want to be led by the Spirit. Lead me on Your path, that leads to life eternal. Lead me far away from the path of destruction. Lead others that are astray from that path and into Your marvelous light. May more souls be saved and come to know You daily. You are the way to heaven. I pray that Your light will shine in my life that others may know of Your great love. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Matthew 7:13,14,21-29 (KJV)
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:
29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
2Mark 2:1-12 (KJV)
1 And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.
2 And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.
3 And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four.
4 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.
5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.
6 But there was certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,
7 Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
8 And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?
9 Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?
10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)
11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.
12 And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.
3Luke 6:27,28,46-49 (KJV)
27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
4Luke 11:9-13, 28 (KJV)
9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
5Romans 8:12-17 (KJV)
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.