If you really believe?! Jesus

photo What does it look like if you really believe?  Would you leave anyone behind, to experience horrendous pain for eternity?  Would you leave behind even an enemy? To be a Christian, by definition we must believe,  John 3:16.  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  If we deny this then we are not a Christian, we are something else.  If we believe this then we acknowledge Christ as Lord and accept eternal life.  We must also acknowledge then, that the unbeliever will experience eternal torture/ hell. I challenge myself and the church to began to really look like we believe.  We need to grab a hold of the people that we love, that do not believe and try with all our hearts to convert them.  In saying this we must also acknowledge that not everyone is won over to Christ with the same techniques.  Pray for guidance and wisdom on how to save the people you love. The time is now.  As in Lot’s day when the Angel of the Lord had to grab a hold of them and drag them to safety, we too must have that level of urgency.  We must be willing to experience rejection and even loss of relationship in order to save.  True love isn’t easy and is definitely not painless. Pray:  Lord help me to love the way that You love, not with self interest and preservation in mind, but with abandonment and recklessness of heart.  Jesus I whole heartedly believe that You are Christ and I fully surrender myself to you.  I know that Your word is true and that your love is all encompassing.  I need You Lord to grant me the wisdom to know what to say and what not to say to save ______________. ( insert specific name)  I know, as I have experienced it, in my own life that when I surrender to You that sometimes I require trials to experience Your transforming love.  Grant me strength, that I may endure watching_________experience trials so that You can reach and transform them.  Grant me Your patience to daily ask for ______ salvation and grant me faith to wait on Your will.  I ask that You give _____________divine connections, let someone enter their life that can reach them in a way that I can not.   I love you God, let your will be done. Amen. Today I vow to do better. Jesus I confess I have been self centered and self absorbed.  I have not loved enough to risk rejection and ridicule.  Lord Jesus please forgive Heather Roberts for the sins of doubt and pride.  I thank you for it, Amen.

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