Emily, you’ve been patient and I appreciate that. I’ve taken time to get back to you again to allows you some days to process. The implications of what I’ve shared with you are huge. Let me recap where we’ve been.
God is holy. God is so unlike us. He is pure and in control and good and gracious and kind and judge and loving. We are not. We are born far from God. We are born running in the opposite direction…we are born sinners…and that’s why Jesus came…to live the life we couldn’t live…to live it perfectly…but also to die the death that was meant for us.
And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” (Isaiah 6:8)
After salvation comes, after a person repents and believes, change happens. Desires change…which leads to changed actions…and that’s a work of God. True repentance always responds. If God saves us, things will change. We will change. Not everything happens overnight, but change happens by the grace of God. Change is a lifelong process.
God speaks in :8. He’s looking for a spokesman and Isaiah gets his hand up. Send me. God had a message for him to take…and Isaiah agreed to take it, even though he didn’t know how the people would respond…and that’s another story for another time.
God doesn’t want the Pandemic to be wasted in the lives of people. In those who are Christians, by bringing them deeper in their walk with Him but also so that unbelievers would turn to Him. If the Pandemic didn’t happen, chances are you wouldn’t have written to me.
Romans 5:8 says but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
So Emily here is God’s recommendation…turn to Him today and turn from your sin. Repent and believe. Jesus will save you if you humble yourself and ask Him to. If you doubt this or continue to have questions, start to watch the messages on our church website at http://www.crossroadsmedhat.ca/. When churches re-open join us. I would love to connect you with a woman in our congregation to help you understand the Bible better and answer any of your questions. Know that I will be praying for you. And start reading your Bible in the book of John because the Bible says:
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. (Romans 10:17)
the guy you see on Mondays