No=Yes

“God save me.  Father, please don’t make me go through this anymore.  Help me God, I need you.

 

These are words that every human needs to utter.  Words that are absolutely vital to experience life after their time in this world ends.  Everyone must come to a point where they are moved to tears as they cry out to a God understanding their need for Him.  Praying and asking to be saved from death.

 

While everyone needs to come to this point there are many that never break their pride down far enough to admit the fact that they need to be saved.  But one human who prayed this prayer to be saved from death received “no” as his answer.

During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.

Hebrews 5:7

 

As we read this verse we realized that in every way Jesus endured every situation that we would ever be placed in.  He is praying, crying, pleading to be saved from death.  The same words that flow from our mouths to be with Christ forever are actually pouring out of the one who saved us.

 

As the time drew near for Jesus to pay for your sins, our savior requested the same thing He was providing.  But as Jesus prayed to be saved from death God had to say no so that He could say yes.  If God had not denied Christ’s request to be spared from death He could never approve ours.  Jesus’ no is our yes.

 

If you have not yet come to this point in your life, I invite you to begin with the words of Christ and end with words that only us who are born in sin can form together…

 

Father, save me.

I need you,

I can’t continue without you.

I am a sinner

Please come into my life and change my sinful heart

From this day forward I will follow you and serve you.

Thank you for your sacrifice on my behalf.

I love you Lord.

Amen.

 

If this is the beginning of your walk with Christ let me be the first to welcome you to the family.  It will be the Best and hardest decision of your life.

 

Hardest because you will go through and endure things in your walk with Christ that may bring you to your breaking point, but best because Jesus has already been broken and knows how to walk with you through anything you could ever imagine going through.

 

You have a companion now.  Even when it seems like you are completely alone, you have someone beside you that will always make you complete.

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Jacob, his wife Magaly and his son William attend and serve as a part of Ichurch. Jacob obtained an associates degree in fire protection technology from CVCC and currently works as a firefighter in the town of Hudson. From writing for our blog team, to leading the camera team for our Young United campus, Jacob has a desire to inspire people not only in Hickory area but also in every corner of the earth. Favorite quotes include: "Inspiration is all around us, we just need to open our eyes and take it in" and "Some words are best spoken to the eyes." Favorite authors include: Steven Furtick, Levi Lusko, Judah Smith, Andy Stanley, Francis Chan and Jefferson Bethke

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