COME, FOLLOW JESUS: “More Than We Can Ask or Think”

Ephesians 3:14-21

“…but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever.” (Psalm 73:26, NLT)

When babies are born, sometimes they need milk and/or soft food for nourishment in order for them to grow; For a new car to do its best work, then sometimes it has to have a check-up, its oil changed, and of course get its tank filled with gas, not to mention having to get it cleaned almost every time at the car wash as well as having it waxed every once in a while…

Now, what does it mean to have spiritual growth? Well, in order for a Christian to follow our Heavenly Father’s example, they have to pray without stopping, as well as to follow His Word through the scriptures of His Book, the Holy Bible. And yes, all Christians must follow the rules of the holy book of the Bible, so that Christians would have their spiritual nature to grow and flourish.

But what about you? What have you been doing in your life? What kind of tools that you really need in order to have your lives grow to the fullest? Have you been leading your own lives without ever knowing who the Lord God really and truly is? Have you not ever known that God loves you so very much that in order to save us all, He sent His only Son to take our place on the cross and die for us all? Well, it looks like that is very well about time for your lives to have a spiritual tune-up, and there is no better place to start than the one Who gave His life so that you could have a life that’s eternal, Jesus Christ.

In the 3rd chapter of Ephesians verses 14-21(NLT), the apostle Paul prays for us of the spiritual growth that Christians have, and that you should be having as well: “When I think of this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit. Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to Him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.”

My dearest friends, if you have been going through such hardest of times in your lives, then I would very much like for you to take heart: God loves you so very much, and He shall always love you no matter what kind of situation you are going through right now, and He wants to offer this certain invitation to you right now: To save a sin-sick world in which we are living in right now, God began to use His most deepest expression of His love for each and every one of us by sending His only Son, Jesus Christ, to earth to be born from the womb of a virgin named Mary, and then to do His Father’s will of taking our place of punishment by allowing Himsef to be whipped, beaten, forced to carry, and then be nailed to, suffering, bleeding, and then dying on the cross, shedding His blood as the ultimate payment for our sins.

And the, on the third day, our Lord God did something extravagantly wonderful: He raised His Son from the dead, defeating death as He went out of that cold, dark tomb, so that all of us could very well have eternal life. My friends, Jesus Christ will surely make His home in your heart if you ask Him to forgive you of your sins because He died for you and then invite Him to come into your heart. That’s all that you have got to do-Just ask!

“For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in His grace, freely makes us right in His sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when He freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed His life, shedding His blood.” (Romans 3:23-25, NLT)

And so with that, would you like to have this free gift of salvation that has been won for us by the precious blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? Then I ask that you please pray this prayer with me: “Oh, Heavenly Father, I admit that I am a sinner. I believe that Your Son, Jesus Christ, died on the cross for my sins, and that You have raised Him from the dead on the third day, defeating death so that I could have life eternal. I now ask that You please allow Your Son to come into my heart, and to let me follow Your Son always as my Savior. I thank You so very much for allowing Your Son to pay the ultimate price of His life to save me. In Your Son’s most holy and most precious name I pray. Amen.”

If you have just prayed this prayer with me, then I would very much like to welcome YOU into the Family of God! Now that you have given your heart to Jesus Christ, the very next thing that you need to do would be to read the Holy Bible, God’s blessed Word, each and every day. And when you are ready to praise, worship, and to thank our Lord God for sending His Son to pay the price for you, then I very much like for you to go to a good, Christian church each and every Sunday. I am hoping that you would make this most blessed decision of giving your very own heart to Jesus so that you could follow Him for always. I would like to thank you so very much for taking the time out of your busy schedules to read my message today while I hope that it has been a blessing to every one of you. Until the next time, may the Lord God ever so richly bless you.

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

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