What’s Your Addiction? (Part 2)

“Jesus told him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through Me.’” (John 14:6 NLT)

In yesterday’s post we began looking at our varied addictions to sin, that are draining the life, not only out of the people who profess no faith, but many within the church.

“Religion” is perhaps a “good person’s” favorite “drug,” but there are many others who won’t have anything to do with the church who are just as lost. The only antidote to sin is salvation, and the only way to have salvation is through Jesus. How do I know that? Because God’s Word is clear in Acts 4:12 where we read: “There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.”

We only have one Savior and one life and one opportunity to choose life in that one Savior and it’s in this one minute! All previous minutes are gone, and we’re not promised the next minute. Please, if you aren’t prepared to meet Jesus; if you haven’t yielded your life and allegiance to Him, I’m literally begging you not to wait another second. Click the link at the bottom of this page and learn how you can know for sure that you belong to Jesus.

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And please don’t be presumptuous like the five bridesmaids who thought they didn’t need to be concerned about extra oil. If you once prayed a “prayer of salvation,” you regularly attend and serve at church, or you just see yourself as a good person who believes in Jesus, please let the Holy Spirit help you do a heart check.

Pray with King David in Psalm 139:23: “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends You, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” Loving Jesus is very much like loving anyone else, it’s an ongoing process of learning how to overcome obstacles that crowd out intimacy and block our communication. We can drift away from Jesus, believing everything is fine, when in reality it’s not fine at all.

Trusting in the few words of a prayer you prayed, or believing because you were baptized as a child, or because you’re faithful in attending church that that’s going to get you to heaven, you need to take a step back and look at the fruit of your life. Is your life bearing little or no evidence that you love and are seeking after Jesus? Is He on your heart and in your mind throughout your day? Do you love reading and studying His Word? Do you strive as often as possible to share what God lays on your heart to share with your lost loved ones and friends?

And please understand, my desire isn’t to criticize or discourage you. I want in my own life and in yours, to know that Jesus is my Treasure, that nothing this world offers has any appeal to me compared with the draw of His loving friendship. Devotion to Jesus IS my life and I pray is yours.

For those of you who know and have certainty of your place in God’s plan of salvation, we’re going to look tomorrow at some ways to help the ones in our spheres of influence to know they need Jesus and why. But if you don’t have certainty that Jesus is your Lord and Savior, please click on this link and get things settled in your heart, mind, soul, and strength.

The Bridge to God | Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc.

Blessings, Ed 😊

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