Your Decision

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Every Monday evening, there will be a new video posted on my blog and on Facebook, but each video on each Monday evening in the month of October will literally take us on a journey in grasping the most real understanding of WHY our life matters and how it can matter most.

So, tomorrow, we are going to start into a deeper look into how we are to complete this statement:

“My life matters because _______________________.”

But before tomorrow’s video, …

John 17:3 says, “This is eternal life; that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, who you have sent.” The essence of what we are going to be studying for the month of October is the truth of eternal life – for us to know God and to know Jesus Christ. One day after another. When it comes to knowing God, that does not happen through methods, events or programs. But instead real Christianity is a relationship with a Person, not merely condensed to a religion.

Our first identity must be Christian. – Dr. Tony Evans

True Christianity is an intimate love relationship with God. Not merely an intellectual relationship, but God has chosen to do something so real, so intimate and so loving and it is to … reveal His plans and purpose and will through this relationship. To reveal His heart.

He invites you and me to join Him where He is at work. God accomplishes through us something that ONLY He can do but only when we obey Him. That’s where the intimacy in our relationship with Him grows. Obeying Him is how we come to know God more and more authentically – it’s literally when we experience God at work through our life.

Nothing would mean more to me than to help you move into that kind of relationship with God. Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full,” John 10:10. Would you like to know God? And to experience life to its fullest as His heart of love has planned and purposed for you? You can, anyone can IF they are willing to respond to God as He invites them to a loving and intimate relationship with Him.

In this 1 October study, I will assume you have already responded to God’s invitation by having trusted Jesus as your Lord and Savior. If you have made that first most necessary decision before you can ever live a life that matters, really matters, then the rest of this course will mean everything to you. But if you have not made that decision, then you may receive very little out of these series of discussions.

Is it time for your decision?

If you do sense that need to accept Jesus as your Savior and Lord, then now is the time. It is the time to settle that matter with Him, asking God to speak to your heart as you read the Scriptures below.

Look these up in your Bible or you can read them by clicking on each reference:

Romans 3:23 – All have sinned.

Romans 6:23 – Eternal life is a free gift from God

Romans 5:8 – Jesus paid the death penalty for your sins because of His deep and unconditional love for you.

Romans 10:9-10 – Confess Jesus Christ as LORD  and believe that God truly did raise Him from the dead.

Romans 10:13 – Ask God to save you and He will. Believe He will. 

To place your faith in Jesus Christ and receive His gift of eternal life, you now must – 

  • recognize you are a sinner
  • confess (agree with God) your sins
  • repent of your sins (then intentionally turn your life away from a life of sin and turn to God)
  • ask Jesus Christ to save you by His grace
  • turn over your life to Jesus, letting Him be your Lord

If you need help, call on your minister or a Christian friend for help. If you have just made this decision, no, … if you have just made THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION of your life, please tell someone the good news of what God has done in your life. Then, let your church or join a local church and let the minister know so they can celebrate with you and help you know all that this decision now means for your life and what the important next steps are for you.

Your decision to place your faith in Jesus Christ and receive His gift of eternal life now enables you to live a life that really matters!

I want you to know that if you did just surrender your life to Jesus, I would love nothing more than to hear from you! Celebrate with you!

And if you already know Jesus Christ and are in that intimate relationship with God, then you are ready to start into the month of October! That truly is the starting place! BUT will you consider doing this … share this blog post with every single person you believe would want to read this one post. Please share this blog with every single person you believe just may be at a place in their life when they, too, just deeply want to know how to live a life that truly matters most!

See you right back here Monday evening,



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