Come To Christ Without Delay
Do you make it a priority to pray that your children and grandchildren will come to Christ without delay? We should! This is at the top of my prayer list every day.
Why should we pray this?
Note: This blog post was adapted from HERE.
1. Life is short and death is always near.
We have no guarantee of our next heart beat. They need to know the urgency of their wicked hearts and that Christ is the great Savior who can keep them from the wrath of God.
May my children realized that Jesus only satisfies the soul and he can do that for them early in life.
2. Life is Uncertain
James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
The only thing certain about life is death. We will all die and we do not know the day or the hour. Everyone dies, not just old people.
Too many people make excuses why they won’t get saved now
I’m young, I have time
I’m healthy and strong, I will live a long life
I’m a Good person and God will take me in
What’s your excuse?
Do you know the parable of the rich man who wanted to build bigger barns to store all his stuff? How proud he was! He thought he had a whole life time to gather up all his “wonderful things” and to eat, drink and be merry. But God called him a fool and said to night your soul shall be required of thee and then who will own all these things? How sad. (Read it in Luke 12)
3. Most who come to Christ do so at an early age.
Jesus saves anyone no matter what age. Praise God! I know some who have been saved later in life, but regretted that they wasted a life not given to Christ.
I was saved at age 8
My own children were all saved in their early years
My husband was saved as a teen
How about you? At what age did you come to know Christ?
I did a survey recently and asked the following:
4. One is happier to know Christ as a child than not.
Sin brings pleasure for a little while, but it never brings happiness. Moses was taught from and early age to love God and He chose His way knowing that sin’s pleasures would not last.
Hebrews 11:25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
Christ brings pleasures forever. He alone brings complete satisfaction.
Psalm 16:11 . . . at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
In dying, what can the world do for you? Nothing. That’s why God says It is better to go into the house of mourning than laughter. It helps us consider our end for that end could come after our next breath.
Ecclesiastes 7:2 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.
Robert Murray M’Cheyne said: If you would live happy and die happy, come now to a Savior. The door of the ark is wide open. Enter now or it may be never.
NOW IS THE DAY OF SALVATION
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Come to the Savior, make no delay;
Here in His Word He has shown us the way;
Here in our midst He’s standing today,
Tenderly saying, “Come!”
Joyful, joyful will the meeting be,
When from sin our hearts are pure and free;
And we shall gather, Savior, with Thee,
In our eternal home.
“Suffer the children!” oh, hear His voice!
Let ev’ry heart leap forth and rejoice;
And let us freely make Him our choice;
Do not delay, but come.
Think once again, He’s with us today;
Heed now His blest command, and obey;
Hear now His accents tenderly say,
“Will you, My children, come?”
George F. Root