Salvation is from the Lord and he can break the hold that the love and pursuit of money has on people. May God be at work in more and more people in our communities, freeing them from their idols, causing them to see their own sin, to turn from it, and put their trust in Jesus as Saviour and Lord.
Young children are helpless and dependent; that’s exactly how Jesus wants you to come to him! He wants you to come to him in your helplessness and in total dependence. Christianity is not about what you can to for God, but about what God can do for you. It is not about your status, but about his grace.
It may be that we go through months, and even years, in a spiritual wilderness, becoming cynical about the Christian faith, doubting that God is in control and doubting his promises. It’s vital that we keep our focus on the beauty, sacrifice, love and grace of Jesus. It’s vital that he, and he alone, is the object of our faith.
Friends, if you come to God confessing your sin and asking for mercy, based on the death of Jesus, God will justify you. He will delete all of your sin. Don’t be proud. Don’t delude yourself into thinking you are doing well morally. To become a Christian, all you have to do is ask for God’s mercy, trusting in Jesus’ death for your sins.
Have you given up on prayer? Don’t give up praying to the Lord just because you don’t get the answer you want or because you haven’t yet seen or understood what the Lord is actually doing. Keep on keeping on. Keep on trusting your loving Father. One way our faith can be seen is through persevering in prayer.