Do you remember when you humbly came to God, crying out for Him? Your heart may have been broken, empty, lost, lonely, scared … all you knew, is that you were yearning to fill that hole deep within you, you wanted something more ~ peace, wholeness, healing. Do you remember that humble moment when you surrendered your heart to God … no matter how ugly your past, you asked Jesus to be your Lord ~ forgiving you and beginning life anew. Oh, what a glorious day!
That moment required childlike faith, and came with absolute belief from your heart!!
“… if you acknowledge and confess with your lips
that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe
(adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth)
that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
For with the heart a person believes
(adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Christ)
and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God),
and with the mouth he confesses
(declares openly and speaks out freely his faith) and
confirms [his] salvation.” Romans 10:9-10 Amplified
Think of it ~ you are declared righteous [in right standing] and acceptable to God ~ no matter what your past! All because you came with an open and humble heart ~ believing ~ adhering to, trusting in, and relying on the truth! I pray you have that peaceful assurance that starts with the basic … in your heart believe!
And, whatever you may face today, remember to go back to basics ~ to that childlike faith in God, in His goodness, in His unconditional love ~ and in your heart believe!
God’s Love and Blessings,