Making Him Ours
After we realize the wonder and the power of God’s gift of Himself to us, our minds are boggled. We respond by asking ourselves, “what then should we do? How can this salvation from God become truly ours?” The answer is found in Principle 6: We must invite Isa the Christ and our substitute, to live in our hearts and be the master of our lives.
Here are passages which explain this concept.
Towrah Jeremiah 24:7—“I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.”
Zabur 13:5—I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.
Injeel Revelation 3:20—“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”
Qur’an Thunder 13:27-29—“He (God) guides to Him all who are penitent.” Those who believe, their hearts being at rest in God’s remembrance (that is, when you think of God, trust Him and surrender to Him)—in God’s remembrance are at rest the hearts of those who believe and do righteous deeds, theirs is blessedness and a fair resort (a good end).
What good news!!! God will guide the repentant. Imagine that—repenting and believing will lead our hearts to be at rest. We should obey God and receive by faith the Person—Isa the Christ—whom He has appointed as Savior, Redeemer, and Mediator, both in this world and in the world to come.
Ask those to seek Him. You can pray to Him, repenting of your sin and asking Him to forgive you.
A man wanted to climb to a high mountain peak. He brought all the necessary equipment and hired a seasoned guide to show him the way. As they started, conditions were perfect. They stopped for a light lunch, then stated off again. The small path that they were following soon disappeared. Rugged cliffs loomed everywhere.
Suddenly they came to a deep gorge. The guide approached the edge and examined it. He found a sturdy rock and, after testing it, jumped from it to the other side. The other man wanted to follow him, but every time he got ready, his fear of falling to his death kept him from jumping.
So, the guide tied himself to a rock, planted his feet firmly I the ground, and stretched his arm out toward the man. He told him to hold on to his hand tightly and then jump. The man still hesitated in fear. The guide looked him right in the eye and said, “Sir, this hand has helped many climbers across this very passage, and it hasn’t failed a single one. Trust in it and jump over!”
That climber jumped. All at once, there he was on the other side, safe and full of joy that he was on his way again to the top of the mountain.
We, also, are on the path to a very high summit, leading us to the peace of God and His eternal life. We have to reckon with the question of whether we are refusing or hesitating to trust ourselves to His divine hand to help us. We need to trust in that hand, wounded for us on the Cross, letting Him save us. Ask your friend who the guide represents. The following verses in the Bible and Qur’an speak of our desperate need to risk reaching out for the steady, reliable hand of God, which is already reaching out to us.
Ezekiel 18:31-32—“Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Why will you die?...For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent and live!”
Zabur 119:145, 149—I call with all my heart, answer me, O LORD….Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your laws.
Zabur 28:7—The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy.
Injeel Romans 10:10—It is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
Hebrews 10:22-23—Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience….Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
Qur’an Disputer 58:22—He (God) has written faith upon their hearts, and He has confirmed them with a Spirit from Himself.
God is the only one who gives faith. If He doesn’t, we will never have it. The Qur’an does not even mention good works here. When a man receives Christ in faith, God puts the Holy Spirit in him. That is the meaning of “He has confirmed them with a Spirit from Himself.”
Mutual Fraud 64:11—Whosoever believes in God, He will guide his heart. And God has knowledge of everything. In other words, God will guide whoever believes in Him.
Women 4:110—Whosoever does evil, or wrongs himself, and then prays God’s forgiveness, he shall find God is All-forgiving, All-compassionate.
It is obvious in this verse that God will not cast anyone outside who comes to Him in repentance.If you have a question or comment, you may get me at jpound777 (at) yahoo.com.