Sunday, March 31, 2013

A to Z of Salvation and a Life Reborn

English: John the Baptist baptizing Christ
English: John the Baptist baptizing Christ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18-20

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      I have four blogs signed up for the April Challenge and due to various circumstances I am woefully unprepared with very few posts written ahead of time.  I have my themes set and my ideas for each day planned, but no posts.  Except on this blog A Few Words.

       There are a few posts already finished for this blog as this is the one that will have the most important theme.  If I finish April with a complete set of posts for any one of my blogs, I intend it to be this one.

       My theme for A Few Words will be about the components of salvation and leading a God-centered life.   I may be preaching to the choir as I seem to do for the few who come to this blog on a regular basis and if that helps anyone out there then my work has been worthwhile.  However, if I somehow reach one unsaved person to come to Christ or at least start thinking more positively about what can be found in the Bible, then a greater part of my mission will be accomplished.

        As always in my blogs I want readers to think upon what I have presented in my posts.   Here I will not be pushing any hard-driven messages, but short concepts and thoughts.  A few words.  Hopefully what I say will be something to entice readers to explore the Bible on their own or seek out information from other sources.  If you are already saved, then I hope my presentations in April will edify you and encourage you to talk to others who are not saved.    If you are not yet saved, then I hope you will read with an illuminated mind and let your heart be softened toward hearing more of God's message to you.

        In every post my goal will be to get someone out there to pray something similar to this:

Almighty God, I believe in You and what You have done.  You created all things and I am here to seek You and love You.   I believe that You offered your son Jesus Christ for sacrifice to atone for my sins.  I confess that I am a sinner and unworthy to be in your presence, but through your grace I am washed clean to be accepted into your Kingdom.   Dear Lord, give me strength, encouragement, and wisdom to learn more about You and your Word.   Help me to experience sincere change in my life and become a new person as I follow You and spread the Good News to others I encounter along my way through life.  I look forward to an eternity with You.

       I have added this prayer to a separate tabbed page of this blog so that it will always be easy to find.  As always, I welcome any suggestions to improve upon what I write here or correct me if you think I may have been wrong.  My mission is the convey the truth and do it truthfully.

       Thank you for any of your prayers and all of your encouragement.  Now let's get started.  We are on a mission.

 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.

John 3:3

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  1. A great Easter post. Most inspiring.


  2. Oh, Arlee, I will be praying with you! This is an awesome theme, one so very close to my own heart. Thank you so much for doing this and for obeying God's nudge to start the challenge. Many, many blessings, my friend!

    1. Thank you Pam for turning me on to Arlee. Arlee, this Easter Sunday, I was trying to pass the Love of Jesus to my three grandchildren 11, 8, and 6. I told them why Easter was so important, why the Church bells rang, and how "dressing up" for Church was a big to-do. I must of went on and on because the older one cut me off. The 6 year old ask me how many times I prayed and I felt good that they were listening. I'm trying. I could use all the prayers and suggestions from well honed Christians like you both. Thank

  3. God bless you Arlee! Betty will be most inspired by your post regarding the Word of God!

    I read the Bible daily and Betty is born again, praise the Lord!

    Betty is most greatful for Jesus sacrifice. Betty's hope is that the Word of God via your post will bring many souls to Christ. Betty prays that God will use Arlee in a great and mighty way to accomplish His purpose! Praise be to our God and Father!

  4. Happy Easter Arlee. You're doing 4 blogs in the A-Z challenge, oh my. My hats is off to you. I've been sitting on the fence about the challenge cause I just know if I could get one blog done successfully this year. All the best to you.

  5. Happy Easter! I look forward to reading your A to Z posts on this blog.

    Not sure how you handle 4 blogs. I can barely handle one (LOL).

    Have in April!

  6. Hi Lee! Thanks for visiting my blog today! You have 4 blogs in the challenge? OH MY! haha...well, you must have more stamina than I do. I remember feeling the crunch a few times last year with just one! I'm not one for having a lot of drafts ready to publish at a given notice...and I just sit down to write about an hour before I publish. haha. I do, however, have tomorrow's post ready. Nice to meet you and I'll be back to see your alphabet forming, I am sure! ;)

  7. Thank you all for your encouragement and your prayers of support.


  8. Happy Birthday, Arlee, and thank you for the A to Z Challenge. You are a great encouragement to a new writer and fellow traveler.


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