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.

The Abundance of God’s House

Psalm 36:7-9  (AMPC)
How precious is Your steadfast love, O God! The children of men take refuge and put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.
They relish and feast on the abundance of Your house; and You cause them to drink of the stream of Your pleasures.
For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light do we see light.

Recently we had a function at our church which went on a bit late into the night. Our children were with us and when it was time to lock up and go home, we couldn’t find our youngest son. Our church property is situated on a main road which is always busy and the front entrance gate was wide open. As wide open as my imagination got at that moment. His sister and brother started looking for him, I called all over the property and panic quickly ensued! Eventually he came to light. He thought it would be a great time for a game of hide and seek. He also thought it was funny. I quickly convinced him it was not. To say that my heart skipped several beats would be an understatement.
 
I’m sure you have a similar story of a time you thought you had lost something valuable. The greater our love for something – the more precious it is to us.
 
King David who wrote this Psalm calls God’s love (or lovingkindness as some translations puts it) precious. That is a very strong description. In Hebrew steadfast love is the word “hēsēd” and it translates as loyalty, faithfulness, goodness, graciousness and favour. Hēsēd implies personal involvement and commitment in a relationship beyond the rule of law.” (Vines Dictionary)
 
David then continues to describe God’s love to us: 
The children of men take refuge and put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.
 
If you feel overwhelmed today; if you feel like your enemies are winning; if you feel afraid, I have good news for you today – YOU HAVE A PLACE OF REFUGE! You are not without a place of safety. When the world is running scared and uncertain – we don’t have to be!
 
God’s perfect love for you is a refuge. 1 John 4 says that “perfect love casts out fear…” The context of today’s passage is God’s House. I believe that as we start to treat the church as precious we can tap into all the wonderful blessings God has for us. These blessings will become tangible to us and go beyond academic knowledge.
 
How do we relish and feast on the abundance in God’s House? How do we drink from the streams of His pleasures? I believe one way to do it is through relationships within the church community God has planted us in.
 
My friend, I encourage you to dip into the fountain of life today.

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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.