Are You Sure You’re Not Lost? (GLMX #452)
This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #452 titled, “Are You Sure You’re Not Lost?” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.
I have always been amazed at an animal’s sense of direction: most seem to have a “built-in GPS.” I once went to the Ocala National Forest. While I was unfamiliar with the trails, my horse knew them well. A friend was guiding us to see some of the most scenic points of interest. In doing so, we sometimes would need to backtrack on one trail to get to another. Each time our direction was toward home the horses would pick up pace. But as soon as we would start in a new direction my horse would look at me as if to say, “Are you sure you’re not lost?”
How often our lives are like that. Things seem good, we’re on a roll, then out of the blue something totally changes our direction. It may be an illness, the loss of a job, or loss of a loved one that throws us off—now what? Other times we just can’t seem to find the right path to our life’s contentment.
The Perfect GPS!
Did you know that there is a perfect GPS? It is God’s Plan of Salvation. This doesn’t mean acting religious or putting on a perfect front. It means accepting Jesus. While on Earth He taught us to be humble, caring, forgiving, and kind to one another. But we cannot be perfect, and we definitely cannot earn our salvation. The Bible says in Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast”.
Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me”. He wants to be the way for you. Jesus also said in John 6:37, “Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out”. No one should be lost when the perfect GPS is available to anyone who will accept it.
No matter where you are, you’re only three steps from Heaven’s path!
Confess to God that you are a sinner.
Thank Him for sending His Son Jesus to cover your sins.
Trust Him to be your personal Savior so that when you leave this life you will be with Him in Heaven.
The Bible says in Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
If you want to be saved from the wrath to come and from an eternity in Hell, and if you believe that Jesus Christ suffered, bled, and died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose again from the dead and you are willing to trust Jesus Christ with all of your heart so you can go to Heaven, please pray with me what is called the sinner’s prayer: Holy Father God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I admit that I have sinned against You and that I have broken Your Ten Commandments. I have lied before. I have stolen things before. I have lusted after people and things before. I have dishonored and disobeyed my parents. I have taken Your holy Name in vain. For Jesus Christ’s sake, please have mercy and grace upon my soul and forgive me of all of my sins, my failures, and my faults. As I now believe in Your Holy Son the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that He suffered, bled, and died on the cross for my sins, was buried and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to repent of my sins past. Help me to turn from my old, evil life and follow You in the new life. For it is in Your Name I pray. Amen.
Thank you for listening to this Gospel presentation. If you have decided to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour after listening to this podcast, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. To find out more about what you need to do after trusting Christ as Savior, visit GospelLightSociety.com and read “What to Do After You Enter Through the Door”.
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