Do you remember it?
The day you received Jesus Christ into your heart as your Lord and Savior?
What did you feel?
- · Relief?
- · Joy?
- · Excitement?
How long did it take for you to make that choice for Jesus? Has it been years, months, weeks, or days since that date?
Have you ever thought of how long God waited for you to make that choice for Him?
We each owed God a tremendous debt–one we could not repay. But God had compassion on us and canceled that debt so that we wouldn’t have to repay it–not a cent of it. We could not get to Heaven–not with our sin. We could not live forever with a Holy God–not with our ungodliness.
What love—shed on the cross more than 2,000 years ago!
We tried to do enough, to be enough, to undo enough of our past to be with Him forever.
He was patient with us.
But then it happened–the day came. We realized we never could get to Heaven on our own. We acknowledged and accepted Jesus’ death on the cross for us. We received Him into our lives—our Savior and our Lord.
He was patient with us.
Do you remember that day? Can you still feel it? Do you recall His patience with you up to that point? Who were you before the day and time you chose Jesus?
Just as important: Have you chosen Jesus?
Dear one, if you have not, please know: He is still patient with you.
“The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise to return, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to perish, so he is giving more time for everyone to repent” (2 Peter 3:9 NLT).
Will you accept Him? Will today be your day of salvation?
He has been patient with you. He has given you time to turn from your sin (Romans 2:4 NLT). Today—yes today, you can believe in Him and receive eternal life (1 Timothy 1:16 NLT).
Daphne Tarango is a freelance writer and recovery speaker. She walks alongside women, comforting them with the comfort she has received from God and inspiring them to take Biblical steps to personal growth and freedom. Daphne lives in the Southeastern U.S. with her husband Luis, their three children, their basset hound Dudleigh and ornery Kitty-Kitty, too. For more information about Daphne or to subscribe to her blog, visit: http://DaphneWrites.com.
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About Daphne Tarango
Daphne Tarango is a freelance writer who comforts others with the comfort she has received from God. Daphne is a recovery speaker and writers’ group president. She has published numerous inspirational articles in print and online magazines. She has three stories in the inspirational collection, Women of the Secret Place, published by Ambassador International. Daphne is married to Luis and in the past year, has resigned from corporate life to take a position as a stay-at-home mom of three adopted children. To connect with Daphne, visit her blog: http://DaphneWrites.com.
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