Jesus calls everyone that has breath to come to Him. Even you may be on the fence about coming to Jesus, but the best day to respond is today. No longer delay. Just as Jesus called Levi, the tax collector, to follow Him, He asks the same question to us. And here is Levi’s response, 2“he left all, rose up, and followed him.” That showed great faith in God for salvation. One thing that is clear about the Lord is that His desires are that we come and repent. We admit that we are a sinner and need His forgiveness. That is a reason why we call upon His name in prayer. It is because we are sorry for our sins. Knowing this and then going to God with it, takes a lot of humility on our end, but it is worth it. Will you admit today that you are a sinner and call upon the Lord for mercy? Pray as David did, when he said, 1“Have mercy upon me, O Lord.” In prayer, freely admit that you are lost and are in need of His deliverance. And if you are sincere in your actions, His mercy and grace will fall upon you. In doing this, you are answering God’s call and He will come to your rescue. Because you desire for more and need a Savior, the Lord will answer your call. He can see that you are true in your need for help, because you seek Him with your whole heart.
Please know that Jesus is so willing to help us, when we put forth effort. We must dine with Him, as sinners did when He was on earth. Jesus taught, 2“they that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” His blood is able to cover anyone that recognizes that they are sick and confesses their sins before His presence. God does call us to repent, and your prayers have answered Him. And this is not just a onetime deal, but when we come to know Him it is lifelong commitment to walk in His ways and repent. Each time we fall, the Holy Spirit will convict our hearts, in order to help change our lives. And in repentance, we trust in Jesus. Speaking of the Lord Jesus, David said, 1“they that know thy name will put their trust in thee”. Through daily prayer, the Lord will send down the Holy Spirit to lead us and direct our paths. God has the power to deliver us from temptations and addictions, but we must seek Him often in prayer. Here is what David said, when he was in trouble, 1“the Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.” And as he confided in the Lord, we do also. There truly is much joy and rejoicing when God is near.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, we come to You as a sinner, who is in need of a Savior. We admit that we are lost and need Your deliverance. There is nobody that has the power to save us but You. Only through Your blood, can we be cleansed from all sin. Our flesh is weak and easily given over to the lusts of the flesh, but with Your help, we can overcome all things. Temptation can no longer ruin our lives when You are there to build us up. We know that what has pulled us into darkness in the past can be cast out. You can change our appetites and renew our hearts. We ask You to come and transform our lives. Give us a clean heart and mind. Help us to focus on You and Your promises. May our priorities fall in line with Your will. We trust in You God. We come to You today in repentance, for we need Your mercy. It is Your forgiveness that we seek. Thank You for the cross and for taking my sins upon You. You are my Savior. Only You could be so compassionate to us all. There is nothing like Your love. Thank You Lord. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Psalm 9:9-14 (KJV)
9 The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
11 Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.
12 When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
13 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:
14 That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.
2Luke 5:27-32 (KJV)
27 And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me.
28 And he left all, rose up, and followed him.
29 And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them.
30 But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?
31 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.
32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.