Salvation prayer

Do you want to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour and enter a living relationship with Him? We encourage you to pray this prayer:

 

Lord Jesus, thank you for loving me and dying on the cross to pay the price for my sin. I believe You are the Son of God, my Saviour. I receive the forgiveness Your blood bought for me. Thank you that I don’t have to live my life without You anymore. You live in my heart through the Holy Spirit. Because of Your finished work on the cross I have an abundant and eternal life from today and into heaven. Thank you, Father, that I am now Your beloved child. Amen.

 

You are now God’s child! Read these Scriptures to be sure that you are saved: John 1:12 – those who believe in Him, are His children, 1 John 5:12-13 – you can know that you have eternal life, John 10:27-28 – no one can snatch you out of His hand.

What is love?

There is no question about it: Love is one of the most perverted and most misunderstood subjects. That is why it so important to understand God’s definition of love and not our own!

Our human definition of love causes much of the pain in our lives. To approach love from an unbiblical perspective is almost like a starving man finding a poisonous berry that has a sweet taste. So he eats it refusing to believe it is poisonous until it makes him sick.
 
Yet our deep need to love and be loved compels us to eat again and again. We will end up in a cycle of what I call “toxic love”. Toxic love is a poisonous kind of “love”. It gives to get. It is selfish and driven by manipulation. This violates God’s definition of love.
 
The classic verses in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 describes God’s definition of love.
“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  Love never fails.”

For a moment forget that you don’t love like this and stop feeling guilty. It is not about your love! This is a description of how God loves you and expressed it in Jesus Christ. His love gives freely and is not based on our performance. His love doesn’t manipulate us. His love doesn’t violate our free will.

Make it personal as you reflect on this today: Jesus is patient and kind towards me. He is sacrificially unselfish in His love towards me; always thinking the best of me, not rude or vindictive. He is always there for me whether I fail or succeed. His love never fails. His faithful love endures forever.

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Norman Clack
norman@rhemawest.co.za

Pastor Norman is known for the passionate and humorous way he exhorts and encourages people with his preaching. He is a visionary leader passionate about seeing lost people saved. He heads up the Sons of Promise Men’s ministry and drives our life group movement.