I Want to Save Someone Like That....

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

He was sitting in a chariot. And the Lord told Philip to stop and go near him.

There in the chariot was an Ethiopian reading from the prophecy of Isaiah.

And Philip asked him if he understood what He was reading.

He did not. So Philip jumped into the chariot to explain to him what he was reading. To show him the truth.

32 The passage he was reading was this: As a sheep led to slaughter, and quiet as a lamb being sheared, He was silent, saying nothing.33 He was mocked and put down, never got a fair trial. But who now can count his kin since he's been taken from the earth?

And Philip told of a man who came to this Earth while we were still sinners to sacrifice His sinless body for our eternal life. And though not one of us deserves it, we have been saved by grace and grace alone. 

Jesus Christ came to this earth as a man who knew no sin. And any of us who cries out to Him and acknowledges that His is the Son of God, will be saved. 

Down the road, Philip and the Ethiopian came across a body of water and the Ethiopian decided that he wanted to be baptized then and there. 

I want to save someone like that. 

And I think we're all called to save others like that. All the Ethiopian needed was someone to explain the text to him. He needed someone to make it simple for him, to allow him to understand and see God's glory. 

I want to save someone like that. 

I don't personally know all of you. I don't know where you've been or what you believe, but let me clear the air about what I believe. (Just in case that wasn't clear.)

I believe that Jesus is the Son of God. 
Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. 1 John 5:5

I believe that He came to this earth so that we could be saved by grace. 
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—9 not by works, so that no one can boast.10 For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:9-10

I believe that we are called to love the Lord our God with all our hearts. 
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' Mark 12:30 

I believe that when we seek Him, we will find Him. 
But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. Deuteronomy 4:29

I believe that He is the King of King and the Lord of Lords. 
On His robe and on His thigh he has this name written:
King of kings and Lord of lords. Revelation 19:16

And I know that all He wants is for you to love Him. 
To love Him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices. Mark 12:33

When you call on Him and submit to His authority over your life, you are instantly given the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are all available to you, no matter who you are, no matter what you have done. He does not care about your past or even your present. He cares about your heart. He cares about your faith. He wants you to love Him. 

He has been seeking you all this time. Did you know it? Turn to Him. Acknowledge Him. Love Him the way He loves you. 

If you have never asked the Lord to come into your life and save you for eternity, maybe today is the day. I would like to bet that today is absolutely the day. 

If you acknowledge His name before men, He will acknowledge your name before the angels in heaven. 
Because he loves Me," says the Lord, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges My Name. Psalm 91:14
Have you ever asked Him to be the Lord of your life? He already is. He is the Lord of the universe! But He wants you to invite Him in to your hearts.

It's simple. Pray the prayer below and ask Him into your life, and watch your life be forever changed by a God who wants a relationship with you.  

Father, I need You. I am a sinner, in desperate need of a Savior. Come into my heart. Cleanse me. Forgive me of my sins. Make me brand new. I promise to follow You all the days of my life. From this day forward, acknowledge that You are the leader and Lord of my life. Thank You for grace. Thank You for forgiveness.  In Jesus' name I pray. Amen. 
This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10
I want to save someone like that......

....day 164 of a year of writing.....

1 comment:

  1. Wow - you rock! How bold of you to declare this to openly. I love it. I believe those things as well.


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