Claim CHRIST as our SAVIOUR
We are Christian officially,
Having gone through the rites of baptism and confirmation,
But have we personally claimed a relationship with CHRIST?
Have we initiated a personal conversation of friendship?
Have we told HIM: Iím happy and proud, JESUS, that you are my GOD!
Instead, have we kept Him, respectfully, at a distance?
Have we ever consulted and trusted HIM with all our cares?
Have we asked HIM for counsel or enquired about HIS will for us?
In other words, do we regard our Lord as a personal friend?
Can we claim to be close to our Saviour?
Do we see ourselves as weak and sinful,
And declare that we are grateful for our salvation,
By HIS atonement for our sins?
Do we acknowledge HIS omnipotent power as a HOLY, RIGHTEOUS GOD,
And obey HIS commandments?
Do we really love HIM for HIMSELF,
And welcome HIM into our heart,
Adore, worship, and trust HIM?
Are we comfortable with being close to Him?
Can we walk with HIM, talk to HIM,
Believing that HE will work all things for our good!
CHRIST will draw close to us
When we draw close to HIM!
To experience His comfort, HIS loving kindness,
We must give HIM access to
Our soul, heart and mind,
We must communicate with HIM
Through praise, prayer and worship!
Be warm and open in our relationship with JESUS,
As we do with our intimate friends!
Ask for HIS grace,
HIS strength of steadfast faith,
HIS enduring power of loving forgiveness,
HIS illumination of Christian values through the BIBLE;
Ask CHRIST to be your personal Saviour and companion through life,
Ask HIM for the grace of obedience to HIS commandments,
Ask HIM to convict you of sin when you go wrong and help in your repentance;
Ask HIM for wisdom and the power of moral and spiritual discernment,
Ask HIM to strengthen and uplift you and your loved ones in times of trial and temptation;
Ask HIM for courage and perseverance in times of tribulation,
Ask HIM for the fulfilment of all HIS BIBLICAL PROMISES in your life!
When we love CHRIST with devotion, we begin to understand
HOW GREAT HE IS!
HOW GOOD HE IS!
HOW life itself and every intelligence, ability, talent we possess,
IS derived from HIM!
We begin to realise how much we depend on HIM,
That, in ourselves, we are NOTHING!
That we owe HIM everything!
We realise we are limited, weak and vulnerable
That our LORD GOD is omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent.
Therefore, let us look up to HIM, praise and worship HIS ALMIGHTY POWER
And HIS LOVING KINDNESS!
Let us stand at the foot of the HOLY CROSS with awe and gratitude.
The symbolic representation of the GREATEST LOVE ever known!
A HOLY, LOVING Jehovahís wonderous gift of salvation
For undeserving mankind!