Monday, January 10, 2011

1/10/11 A Prayer For Purpose

Reading Romans chapter 10 shows you a miniature picture of the life of the born-again child of God. We are lost in sin because of our failure to live up to and keep the Law (10:1-7). We are saved by faith that flows from our heart to our lips (10:8-13). And now, we are called to tell a lost and dying world of a Saviour who loved them and gave Himself for their sins (10:14-21). As we see in the last part of the chapter, it is not up to us how the world hears and responds, just that they hear it from us. The response is between them and the Lord.
Heavenly Father, thank you for saving my sin sick soul. I had not and could not earn my salvation through the righteousness of your law, and you knew that about me so you sent your Son to take my place. He is our mediator, who gave His life a ransom for all. Help me now to do my part to preach the gospel and declare the glad tidings of good peace. And thank you Lord for the missionaries you have allowed me the privilege to know and befriend over the years, and bless them for their faithfulness to follow you and preach your gospel all around the world. In Jesus name. Amen.

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