My thinking immediately went to salvation as I read Luke 12:49-59 this morning. Jesus' message calls for a decision from each of us--either for God (we receive Christ as our Savior) or against God (we reject Christ). There is no in between. The seriousness of this individual decision weighed on my heart as I read and considered this passage. It brought to mind a number of the times when people have told me in response to me sharing Christ, "I'm not ready just yet to make a decision," or something to the effect of "thanks for sharing, I'll be thinking about it." Those kinds of responses are a "no" response to Christ, and they break my heart.
Well, I know I write about this often, but I feel like I need to put it before us again today. People around us (family, friends, co-workers, neighbors) need to hear the Gospel message. So who do you know that hasn't yet received Christ as their Savior? Will you tell them about God's love and what it means to have a personal relationship with Christ? Be intentional. Pray about it and then follow through. Tami
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