Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What's In A Word?

Once, President Lincoln jokingly asked a friend, “How many legs would a donkey have if you called his tail a leg?”

“Five,” came the confident answer.

“No,” said Lincoln with a grin. “Only four. Calling a tail a leg won’t make it one!”

The same is true of many who call themselves Christians. Simply calling oneself a Christian changes nothing. Unless we have surrendered our hearts and lives to Jesus Christ and asked Him to save us from our sins, we have not been born again. Salvation comes only through faith in
Jesus Christ. The Bible says, “As many as received Him, to them gave He the power to become the children of God.”

There are many things that we might have done, some things we look forward to doing, a few things we may get around to doing, but there is only one thing we must do – we must receive the Lord if we want to become a Christian.

Prayer: Dear Jesus, in the quiet of this moment I reach out to You in faith believing that You will save me from my sins. I understand that it is not what I call myself, or what others may call me, that matters. Right now, I want You to be my Savior and become a Christian. In Your Name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: John 1:12

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