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.

Hope in frustrating times

At the time of sending out this devotional, South Africa is deep into a national lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the halt in economic activity, many people are financially in dire straits and even going hungry. A phrase we hear often is: ‘during this time.’

Well, during this time we can take heart in knowing the character of God and holding on to the promises He has given us in the Bible. Psalm 146 is just such a treasure trove of encouragement. Let’s read through a section of it:

Psalm 146:5-9 (NIV)
Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord their God.
He is the Maker of heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything in them—
he remains faithful forever.
He upholds the cause of the oppressed
and gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets prisoners free,
    the Lord gives sight to the blind,
the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
the Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord watches over the foreigner
and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.

Did you notice the list of all the people God is looking out for? I’m sure you’ll find yourself somewhere in there. It says He is there for the oppressed, hungry, imprisoned, blind, burdened, foreign, widowed and orphaned. And what does He do for all these types of people (including you)? He upholds, sustains, watches over, sets free, gives food, lifts up and gives sight.

Think about what that means for your particular situation and make a conscious decision to put your hope in HIm, because the Scripture says: Blessed are you who put your hope in Him! The Lord remains faithful forever.

We are also praying for you.

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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.