One Sunday afternoon at the beach a man came to our Bible table and asked, “How can I get God in my life?”
I gave him the simple message of the Gospel—how Jesus came to live a sinless life so He could then purchase our salvation on the cross. If we want forgiveness of sins, all we need to do is be willing to turn away from our sins and then give our lives to Him. The Holy Spirit will then come to live inside us and will begin to make new changes in our thinking and in our lives. He said this was what he wanted. He was eager to pray with us to receive Jesus.
Afterward he told us his story: He said his wife had left him six weeks ago, taking the children. He had become so depressed he was considering suicide.
Then last night a thought came to him: “Perhaps I need God in my life.” However, he did not know one person who attended church, who could give him some counsel.
He opened the phone book and discovered so many churches he was afraid he’d pick a bad one, so he closed the book and prayed for the first time: “God, if You’re out there, show me how to find You.”
“Today I came down to the beach and there you were!”
We gave him a Bible and invited him to church.
- Those who diligently seek Me will find Me. Proverbs 8:17
- You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13
- SONG: I LOVE THE LORD – by Kathleen
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