Monday, April 1, 2013

Action!

Christ in Gethsemane (Christus in Gethsemane),...
Christ in Gethsemane (Christus in Gethsemane), oil painting by Heinrich Ferdinand Hofmann (Heinrich Hofmann). The original is at the Riverside Church (Riverside Church, New York City). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Action

Salvation begins with Action and proceeds through successive actions.   The steps of action are as follows:

Acknowledge that God is Who He is--Creator, Heavenly Father, and Lord of all of the Universe.  Acknowledge that Jesus is God incarnate come to Earth to dwell among humans in order to teach, to fulfill the law, and to shed His blood to atone for our sins.  Acknowledge that some of this may be difficult to understand, but you are willing to submit yourself to instruction.   Acknowledge that there is a process ahead, a road to travel that will lead to knowledge if you are willing to stay the course.

Ask Jesus into your life to open your eyes, mind, and heart.  Ask Him to guide you along a path of enlightenment and learning so you can know Him better.  Ask these things through your acknowledged belief that God can do all things and will provide you the strength you will need for your journey of faith.

Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior.  Listen for His voice and obey His commands.  Feel His power within you and all around you.   Accept your role as a follower of Jesus Christ and a child of our Mighty Father in Heaven.

Adoration will come if you have followed these steps.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind.  Everything will start falling into place once you start following Christ's commandments.


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18 comments:

  1. I didn't know you had a spiritual blog, either. Glad I clicked on it! ...And my grandma used to have a large print of that painting on her wall - good memories.

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  2. Great "A" for this blog Lee. enjoyed the read.

    Yvonne.

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  3. This is a wonderfully simple guiding post. Thank you for creating the A to Z Challenge - it's such a great way to connect with others, explore our limits, foster daily creativity and have fun!

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  4. Good luck with the challenge! I participated last year and had a blast!

    Donna L Martin
    www.donasdays.blogspot.com

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  5. This is a great resource, Arlee! Very simple and scriptural.

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  6. Hi Arlee,
    Well thought out one and the need of the hour.
    Keep inspiring us with such notes.
    I just aired mine
    Keep inform
    Best
    Phil

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  7. beautiful words - - beautiful thoughts - - beautiful way to live.

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  8. Thank you for your thoughts, I look forward in reading more!

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  9. thanks for sharing the message :)

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  10. Succinct piece on the Christian faith. Love it. Hope to pop in often this A-Z, Arlee! Hope your Easter was awesome. :-)
    from The Dugout

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  11. Love, love, love this... it seems I got lucky twice in one day. See what happens when you go WAY OVER your suggested five blogs on the blog tour? I bounced onto another of your blog sites. And THIS topic is dearrrrrrr to my heart.

    I absolutely love this post. I was looking so forward to Easter this year (HE IS NOT THERE!)... and it was better than I expected. I will look forward to reading another of your blogs, you prolific writer, you.

    Dana
    Waiter, drink please!

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  12. Beautiful beautiful Savior! Beautiful post, Arlee, thank you!!!

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  13. Stopping by from the #atozchallenge !
    @JLenniDorner

    Good tips in the "a" section.

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  14. Thanks to all for stopping and taking time to read.

    Lee

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