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Friday
Jan 8th, 2021
Choose Jesus
By: Nathan Head
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Luke 18:26–27 Those who heard this asked, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus replied, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.” (NIV)

I don’t know if you tackled the challenge from Wednesday, but I did and here is the list I came up with. These are some things that came to mind when I thought about Jesus’ blessings in my life:

  • An amazing wife.
  • An amazing adopted son.
  • An amazing birth son.
  • Parents who raised me to know Jesus as my Lord and Savior.
  • A life of fulfilling work.
  • A peace that sustains.
  • Help as I battle sin.
  • A community so rich it’s almost embarrassing.
  • Genuine hope for tomorrow, the day after that, and all the way into the next life.
  • A marriage that is strong and stable. (My wife is my most tangible gift from God.)
  • A throttle on what could be extreme greed and jealousy in my heart.
  • Accountability to avoid crashing my life into the ditch.
  • Friends who have loved me enough to tell me the truth and given the grace to help me course-correct.
  • A guiding spirit, the Holy Spirit, who mysteriously works to give me wisdom that is a gift from God outside of my own understanding. He counsels and guides and warns me of sin.

This list could go on and on and on. I chose Jesus years ago and, while I’ve stumbled in my followership way more often than I’d like to admit, my life is richly blessed. But, as our text today points out, my ability to be saved is not something I had aptitude for in myself. The free gift of salvation in Jesus is just that: A free gift. If you have never received this gift, I’d love to talk with you more about it. Shoot me an email at nhead@southland.church and let’s talk!

Pray this prayer today: “Father, thank You for doing the impossible for me. I cannot save myself and You provided the way, through Jesus. Help me to choose Jesus every day, in all circumstances.” (Thanks for reading and see you on Sunday at church!)