Jesus Christ said:
I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, they will be saved… I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
(John 10: 9, 10)
WHEN the full stop is missing at the end of a sentence, no matter how understandable the sentence is to everyone, it is regarded by language scholars as incomplete.
The layman may not notice the flaw, but the one who treasures words knows something is definitely missing.
Well, if you live entirely on food without ever taking in undiluted water, your body will definitely crave for water itself. It’ll cry out something is missing.
There’s a vacuum and emptiness in us all that never gets filled up with more money, or power, or success, or sexual escapades.
That thirst, yearning and craving. When you have it all and yet you feel you need something else to thrill you somehow.
It is that missing thing that leaves us laughing without the thrill of excitement. Excited without the sweetness of happiness. Or happy without the bliss of real joy.
And that big vast cavity is a God-shaped void. It can only be filled up by God through His Son Jesus Christ, the Saviour of mankind (John 14: 23; Revelation 3: 20).
You see, a wealthy young ruler approached Jesus once before with this inner void. He’d got a great big life at a young age but sheltered a haunting emptiness in his heart.
He was a disciplined moral man and still never came close to finding true satisfaction.
Jesus had compassion on him and told him: ‘One thing you lack…’
And He went on to reveal that wealth and riches have become an idol to the young, prosperous man.
His assets and possessions had tried to fill up that big vacuum in his heart reserved only for his Maker; but they wouldn’t be enough to fill it up still.
And the young man went away frustrated and sad because he still gave riches the first place in his heart (Mark 10: 17 – 22).
On the other hand, there are people who lead great, unearthly and covet-able lives through and through. And people who can’t afford the world’s necessary comfort and still beam with unparalleled heavenly happiness.
Because they’ve got that one needful thing!
But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her (Luke 10: 42).
Finding the abundant life in Christ is that one single thing that matters through life and eternity!
Making God occupy His reserved place in our soul through Christ gives our lives its real essence.
We implore you to give Jesus a try today with all sincerity of heart. Let Him have the lordship over your life and trust in His redemptive sacrifice to save your soul from dominion of Sin and Satan. He will give you a fresh, glorious start and a really fulfilling life.
Go right ahead and say this prayer sincerely from your heart if you want to make Jesus Christ your Lord and personal Saviour.
Lord Jesus Christ,
I am a worthless sinner. But I thank You for dying on the Cross of Calvary to save me from the power of Sin and Satan, and to give me abundant life.
I am terribly sorry for my many sins and I forsake them. Please, forgive me all of them, O Lord. By Your precious grace I will not go back to them again. Give me the power to lead a new, glorious and fulfilling life from today and forever.
Thank you, Jesus, for making me right with God the Father. Thank You for saving my soul.
In Jesus Precious Name. Amen.
If you have prayed this prayer from your heart, the Lord Jesus, who truthfully promises in His word to answer, has done just so (John 6:37).
You may begin to feel peace in your heart like never before. The Holy Spirit will start to confirm with your own spirit that you are now a child of God.
Do not indulge any guilt in your heart no matter how really so terrible your sins were. God is merciful and gracious through His Son Jesus Christ and He has forgiven you all of them whatever they may be. And He has given you a fresh start like He has faithfully promised in 1 Corinthians 5: 17.
From now on, let God’s reserved place be uncontested and entirely His in your heart.
A believer that shares God’s first place in their heart with any idol of a person, position, dream or whatever, will only lead a frustrating, unfulfilling life.
It is why people like Solomon the King considered his life a vain thing in spite of great wisdom and abundant riches.
You may also find a Bible believing church or other believers close to you, and fellowship with others living the new life.
Get to read the Holy Bible, too, from time to time to learn more of this new and living way.
Congratulations and Welcome to God’s Own Family!
—Kayode & Tola Olla
Your fellow brother & sister in Christ