SELAH Daily Devotions!
For the commandment which I command you today is not too mysterious for you, nor is it far off. It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will ascend into the heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it, and do it?’ But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it. Deuteronomy 30:11-14
Who in this world would wanna make God’s Grace soooo complicated and difficult to acceptt? Dat lying devil, of course! The last thing Satan wants a lost sinner to recognize is that God is the ONE who initiated Salvation IN THE 1ST PLACE and makes it available to all who will repent and return to The Maker of Heaven and Earth! Appealing to the SIN that so easily besets us, ‘PRIDE’, Satan manipulates our thoughts, enticing the lusts of our flesh to do those things which are unseemly, then slams the door condeming us to fear, doubt and utimate, logical, justifiable terminal self-rejecting eternal damnation!
Uuuuummmm? So what exactly was Moses saying?
Moses, God’s appointed Covenant Mediator, was telling God’s Chosen nation that God, knowing the inadeqacy of human’s frame, has always planned to restore His wayward children back into right-relationship to Godself, independent of our puny efforts to warrant such Wonderous Gift of Love!
“And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendents, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.”…For the LORD will again rejoice over you for good as He rejoiced over your fathers, if you obey the voice of the LORD your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this Book. “(Detuteronomy 30:6, 9b-10)
This is the core of every true Gospel preaching! It’s encouraging diligent seeker to say the welcoming word to God—“Jesus is my Master”! Hence, embracing, body and soul, God’s work of doing in us what He did in raising Jesus from the dead. That’s it! #didjaheardat?
You’re not “doing” anything! By simply calling out to God from a grateful and sincere heart, you’re trusting Him to do it for you. With your whole being you embrace God’s Mercy, setting things right, and then you say it, right out loud: “God has set everything right between Him and me!” That’s the essence of SALVATION, yall!
The word that saves is right here, as near as the tongue in your mouth, as close as the heart in your chest. It’s the word of faith that welcomes God to go to work and set things right for us and IN US!
Scripture reassures us, “No one who trusts God like this—heart and soul—will ever regret it.” It’s exactly the same no matter what your religious affiliation may be! When any soul is depending solely upon The Cross of Jesus, we receive all the benefits of the same God for all of us! God is no respecter of person! He demonstrates the same incredible generosity to everyone who crys out for help. “Everyone who calls, ‘Help, God!’ gets help.”Romans 10:13 THE MESSAGE
GOD doesn’t bumrush HIS WAY in and crash your party, but Graciously awaits HIS Personal Invitation from YOUR heart to HIS heart!
Is GOD welcome in your house? Is GOD welcome in your LIFE? Have you invited THE SAVIOR into your heart?
Your SALVATION is as close to YOU as your TRUSTING heart’s cry!
Shhhhh! didjaheardat knocking? REALLY? #whatRUwaiting4?
REMEMBER, SALVATION COMES BY INVITATION ONLY! #HALLELUJAHHHH!
Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!