Wednesday, May 3, 2017

I Once Was Lost, But NOW.....

As I drove home from Richmond yesterday, I listened to a Christian station I had never heard before. I tuned in during a call-in show to Bible experts who appeared to have memorized the entire Bible. I was spell-bound. No matter what the callers asked, the hosts knew a verse and reference to answer the caller's question.

Oh, to have a memory like that! Each time before I head out to the sidewalks of the abortion center where I speak for the unborn, I print copies of the verses and references that God has laid upon my heart to share with the women who flock to the center. I would love to be able to recite perfectly from memory the verses that hold so much power and hope, but alas, I cannot. I have tried. I write my favorite verses on note cards, place them beside my favorite chairs in the house, and every time I sit down, I read them and say them over and over...

Somehow, they simply will not remain in my head. The concept remains, but the words perfectly as written...nope.

Still, I have no doubt, they are in my soul.

The one beside me right now has been one I have been desperately trying to memorize for several weeks: Romans 10:9 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

I am very close to having this one down pat.

It is a great verse. Honestly, what more do you need to know? If you have not done what this verse suggests, do it. Now. Repent of your sins that grieve our heavenly Father, confess out loud that Jesus is Lord, believe in His sacrifice on your behalf and that He conquered death once and for all when He rose from the grave...and be secure that you are SAVED. Eternally reunited with God who loves you immeasurably.

NOTHING on earth is more wondrous than this. I beg you, please do this. Now. God loves you so much and would have none of you perish. Turn to Him. You will not regret it. I don't remember the verses word for word, or the reference, but I do remember this: I once was lost, and now I am found and I would never turn back to what I once was.

Hebrews 11:6

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

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