There are countless wonderful reasons why someone needs to be a Christian. Today I will just share seven of them in relation to our current life situation all over the globe.
1. There is a fresh beginning all over again.
Did you ever say, “I wish I could start all over but my mistakes will haunt me, there is no way out here?”
(Romans 8:15) “All who are guided by the Spirit of God are sons of God; for what you received was not the spirit of slavery to bring you back into fear; you received the Spirit of adoption, enabling us to cry out, ‘Abba, Father!’”
We can have a new beginning by putting our faith in Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. We will receive a legal adoption as sons and daughters of God.
In Roman law, when a transaction is done through adoption from one family to another, the judge will wipe the parchment of the old life of the one being adopted. All past life ceases to exist. In court, all information about the person’s old life is cancelled and could not be recalled again.
When we are adopted as sons and daughters of God, everything in our past has gone, All our sins are cancelled and forgotten and totally erased! There’s no more condemnation for those who are in Christ and we can live a new life with a new purpose, new identity, and new name! We will be called the favoured and beloved of God!
2. There is healing for your woundedness
(Psalm 147:3) He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
God knows every detail of your life. Jesus took the form of humanity because he cares for humanity. He demonstrated it when he died on the cross for sinners. The central message of the Gospel is healing and restoration. When people know it, there could be no vacant seats in the church.God wants to heal our woundedness with mercy and compassion.
Beneath every insecurity, jealousy, pride or anger is a young boy or young girl that needs the tending care of Jesus. When God brings those young places to the surface, do not hate yourself or ignore them. Don’t diminish your own story of wounds and pain. When wounds are denied, they cannot be healed. Instead, we invite Jesus and allow his tender mercy to heal those broken areas in us. Jesus has compassion for our undeveloped places so we can also have compassion for ourselves and for others.
3. God is More than Enough
(Genesis 17:1) When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am El Shaddai. Walk before me, and be blameless.”
We all have a deep soul hunger that longs to be satisfied. Every one of us may have encountered insufficiency in the past. Based on our story we experience fear and anxiety in the present. We ask the question, “Will there be enough for me in these trying times?”
The first name of God mentioned in the Bible was El Shaddai which means God is more than enough. He is a sufficient provider, satisfier, and nourisher. He owns everything in the universe and he wants to give his children more than enough.
For those places that we are not measuring up, we can invite Jesus to reveal to us who he really is, our all-sufficient God.
Everything that we need, exactly when we need it, God provides for us. We are the apple of God’s eyes, his thoughts for us cannot be counted. He cares and is devoted to us to bless us in abundance.
4. God Empowers us through difficult times
(Ephesians 3:16) I pray that out of his glorious riches, he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.,
The presence of God in our lives will make us endure, be brave, and be valiant in trying times.
An average person should be shaken by bad news, but if we have the power of God inside, we will be unshakable in turbulent times. Even in darkness, we can move forward because of the power and strength of God within!
Maybe someone would say, “Well I am a man-made person who can conquer all challenges, hopelessness, despair, even virus, or political unrest.”
Maybe temporarily, but humans are no self-creating beings. We will eventually become depleted when we are disconnected from the God who created us.
“A car is meant to run on fuel. It will not run properly on anything else. God made us and he designed human machines to run on himself, He is our fuel.” C.S. Lewis
5. God can turn our ashes into beauty, mourning into joy, and despair into praise.
(Isaiah 61:3) To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory.
There is no single person that has not been wounded and experienced loss. God can bring back everything that was stolen from us. He can turn everything around even our setbacks. God is powerful and is not constrained by anything. He heals us and makes us beautiful. God gives us inner joy that this world cannot give. We will become like a tree that will bear lasting fruits, giving God all the praise and glory!
6. Christ dwells in you, the hope of glory
(Colossians 1:27) To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
In the garden of Eden, God dwells with Adam and Eve. The couple disobeyed God and was evicted from that beautiful garden. God continues to pursue man despite their sin. He dwelt with them through tabernacles and through the temple in King Solomon’s time.
Today the temple of God is not in a place but in God’s people. Christ in you, the hope of glory. Christ dwells in you! And who is Jesus Christ? Jesus is steadfast and true, kind and gentle, tender in your weakness, understanding of your frailties, fierce against your enemies, faithful in love, abounding in compassion, catching all your tears, which are precious to him, slow to anger and quick to forgive. He sees you clearly and sees righteousness in you with his blood covering you. He is our redeemer from darkness and the redeemer of all our domains!
7. God is good in all His ways
(Psalm 107:1) “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.”
The goodness of God is mentioned 196 times in the entire Bible, King James Version.
Goodness is not something that God does, goodness is who God is, and it is his core attribute.
“The goodness of God is a glue that holds all God’s attributes together.” – Michael Paderes
Imagine if God is powerful, sovereign, fierce, and valiant and if he is not good, that would be a scary thing. But because God is good to us, his judgment, his wisdom, his purpose, plan, and his will for us are good. We can trust our plans to him, and surrender our future to his loving hands.
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