If you’re not yet a Christian, please understand that Jesus is passing you by right now. You don’t need to earn his mercy: you cannot. It is free. All you have to do is cry out to Jesus in prayer right now.
Even as believers, we constantly need Jesus’ mercy of Jesus. So, let’s pause, and hear his question one more time: ‘What do you want me to do for you?’
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.
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.