Thursday, May 19, 2022

Laying Down Our Weapons

If you are in the habit of challenging sinners to "ask Jesus into their life," you might like to rethink what you are saying. You might instead like to tell them that they need to surrender to Jesus as Lord and Savior. When someone asks Jesus into "their life," it is still "their" life. But when he or she surrenders to Him, they "give up" their life. The essence of conversion is to surrender to God. It is to lay down our weapons of hostility, and to lift up our hands in surrender. It is to give up your life. Paul said, "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me."(Galatians 2:20) There goes another minute. Gone forever. Go share your faith while you still have time.