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You are invited to have a personal relationship with God, your Creator!
To have a personal relationship with God, you must become a follower of Jesus. There is no other way.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me".
"I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture".
This decision must be a personal commitment from the heart. No one else can decide for you. If you choose to believe in Jesus, you will be eternally blessed. If you choose not to believe in Jesus, you will be eternally separated from God. Therefore, this will be the most important decision you will make in this life. This is the way to become a child of God and experience His love and blessings:
Know that God loves you and desires to have a personal relationship with you.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son...
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!
(I John 3:1)
Admit that you have sinned against God and are separated from Him.
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands;
there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away...
there is no one who does good,not even one.
But your iniquities have separated you from your God;
your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.
For the wages of sin is death,
but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Believe, Repent, and Receive Jesus Christ as Savior.
He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household."
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out,
that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.
Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you,
in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.
And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—
for all whom the Lord our God will call."
But as many as received Him to them He gave the right to become children of God.
Pray this prayer of commitment:
Lord Jesus, I know that you love me.
I admit that I am a sinner and need your forgiveness.
I choose to believe that You died to forgive me and I repent of my sin.
Right now, I receive you as my Savior and Lord.
I choose to follow you for the rest of my life.
Thank you for hearing my prayer and giving me eternal life today.
Declare your faith and let others know you have decided to follow Jesus.
If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord",
and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified,
and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
Trusting Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord is the most important thing you will ever do.
We would like to help you learn more if you have accepted Christ as your personal Savior.
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This will help you begin your new life in Christ,
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Thanksgiving and Praise
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
Is your cup empty or full of gratitude today? Before you sit down and offer thanks around the dinner table, ask yourself: "Am I a complainer? Or a thanks giver?"
It all comes down to perspective. Are you focusing on your blessings? Or on what you've lost in life?
It's easy to complain about circumstances -- recessions, disease, hurt, and mounting difficulties. But we should give thanks to our God who lives above the circumstances. The Old Testament saint Daniel developed a discipline of gratitude in his life while living as a prisoner separated from family and friends. Even through dreary days, disappointments, and disaster, Daniel was a perpetual praise giver.
If you've had a tough week, a tough month, or even a tough year, fill your cup full of gratitude for who God is. Viewing the scope of your life from beginning to end, God has designed a purpose for you, and He wants you to trust Him.
Though your circumstances may have changed this Thanksgiving, the faithful, gracious, merciful God you serve has not.
Rise above your circumstances and give thanks!
Gratitude develops faith. The surest path out of a slump is marked by the road sign "thank you, God."
This devotional was written by
Dr. David Jeremiah
San Diego, California
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Dr. David Jeremiah