June 3, 2020 - Jesus said that by the love we have for one another we will be known in this world as his disciples.
By our attitudes toward others, by our willingness to help those less fortunate than ourselves, by our eternal faith in our precious Lord Jesus Christ, the attitude of one whose future is secure, one whose destiny is set and one who has the knowledge that nothing the world can do can effect that destiny of truth and love.
So what happens when one puts his trust in the Lord and accepts the Son of God as his own personal Lord and Master?
Why do Christians seem to almost always have a smile and a kind word for others?
"I waited patently for the Lord, he inclined to me and heard my cry." (Psalm 40:1)
Yes, the Lord always hears the prayers of the lost, the prayers seeking forgiveness, the prayers of repentance, and he always responds to sincere prayers seeking redemption from sin.
"He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure." (Psalm 40:2)
And so will he do also for you. You too can know the joy, the peace, of being forever in the care of the Lord Jesus Christ, led each day by his Holy Spirit through the pitfalls of life. You too will then have a new song in your heart, a song that brightens your day and the day of all whom you meet each day.
"He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord." (Psalm 40: 3)
For many people, the disciples of Christ will be the only link they have to the Lord Jesus Christ. By our actions, our attitudes toward others is He, our Lord known in the world.
Think of that, you, a born-again sinner, now a disciple of Christ Jesus, can be the light that shines into the darkness of their lives and illuminates the path for their feet to come before the Holy Spirit and be convicted of their sinful lives and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord, forever... Wow! Wow! Wow!
Let us go forth illuminating the darkness of this evil world, shining the light of the gospel unto all the world.
"Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie! (Psalm 40:4)
Yes, blessed; blessed are those who put their trust in the Lord, those who accept him as their Sovereign Lord and shine the light of his gospel unto all the world.
Why am I smiling all day?
How could I not be for I am full of joy as I bask in the light of the world, my Lord, my Savior, Jesus Christ, the living Son of God.
For he has written his law, his will within my heart and I am secure in my faith and my destiny of hope and love in him.
"I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart." (Psalm 40:8)
"But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, "Great is the Lord!" (Psalm 40:16)
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." (Matthew 7:7)
Won't you come today, come to him, call out to him, "Lord Jesus save me for I am a sinner who wishes to turn from my wicked past, to do your will, and to walk in your light forevermore.
Save me Lord Jesus! And he will!