Bless Your Heart by Cindy Colley

Guest Writer: Terica Turner–So Glad!

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I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. The apostle Peter believed it also (Matthew 16:16) And Jesus affirmed that Him being the Christ is a rock on which we all can stand (Matt. 16:18). It’s on that rock – the truth that Jesus is Christ – that He built His church. 

I’m so glad that Jesus is Lord, for when all else fails, when all other hope is lost, hope that is anchored in Him does not return empty (Hebrews 6:19). I’m also glad to be a member of His church – the one that He purchased with His own blood (Acts 20:28). I’m so humbled and blessed to call Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. Because He is Lord, I have hope – and you can, too.

Life at many times can get difficult and sometimes may seem unbearable. We need an assurance, a steady foundation to see us through the trials that we face. Those who follow Christ are aware of this. “We are pressured in every way but not crushed; we are perplexed but not in despair; we are persecuted but not abandoned; we are struck down but not destroyed” (2 Corinthians 4: 8-9). 

“Therefore we do not give up; even though our outer person is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day by day” (2 Corinthians 4: 16)..

You can have the same blessings, be a member of that same church, and have that same blessed hope that anchors the soul. Jesus can be your Lord and Savior. If you believe that He is the Christ, confess Him before men. Jesus said that whoever confesses Him before men, He will also confess before the Father in heaven, and whoever denies Him before men, He will also deny before the Father (Matthew 10:32- 33). You must also repent for the forgiveness of your sins (Luke 13:3, Acts 2:38), “for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Then, you must be baptized in a watery grave and rise to newness of life in Christ (Romans 6:3, 1 Peter 3:21, Acts 2:38). Once you have believed and laid hold on that one faith, obeyed that one baptism, and confessed the One Lord, then Christ will add you to that one church for which he died, which is His body (Ephesians 4:5 – 6, Acts 2:47). Don’t you want that hope – the hope of an eternal home of the soul with Jesus Christ the Lord? Let’s get to heaven.

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