We say our first “yes” to God, former procrastinators, when He draws us to Himself for salvation. We’re saved from hell and for a life that brings Him glory on earth and in heaven.
Salvation is not turning over a new leaf or trying harder. It means I stop trying to be good enough and accept what Jesus has done for me. I repent -turn my back on my sin and my way and turn to Him and His way. It is totally giving myself to Him. I don’t come to Him with exception clauses. I come with all of my self and exchange it for all of Him.
God helps us recognize our sin and ask His forgiveness. We ask Him to clean us. We repent. God gives new vision for life. He gives direction and strength for carrying that out. This is how we start to walk in the light.
We stay in the light by doing what His light reveals to us. It will reveal more sin in us than we knew about. He has provided for that. I John 1:9. We ask forgiveness and allow Him to change our thoughts and behavior on that issue. The Christian life is one of continual repentance. Hallelujah! It’s not one of dismal realization and bondage. Continual cleansing gives us hope, growth, and freedom.
His light also reveals His guidance. Often He gives direction only one step at a time. To get more light, we must take that step. Then light again and another step. This is a life of faith. We say “yes” to God step by step.
Are you saved? If you died tonight would you go to heaven? Have you turned from your own way to God, giving up yourself? If not, please, do not procrastinate; seriously consider the claims of Christ. He said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father except by me.” (John 14:6) His cleansing blood shed on the cross for your sins and His risen life victorious over death are your salvation.
Are you His?