What it takes to believe!

What does it take for someone to accept that Jesus is the Savior? What is the trigger?

I preach every Sunday and many times there are those listening that need to turn to the Lord but they leave without making that decision.

I recall my own salvation, which wasn’t until I was almost eighteen. I was witnessed to by a young man several years before and even told him I was going to hell. Yet I walked away from that encounter with no change in my life.

For me it took an understanding of my sinful condition and what God had done to remedy it.

Some react quicker to it than others.

In the Bible was a man that, after one encounter with Jesus, found a friend and shared some news with him.

Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote — Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
And Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” John 1:45-46

Philip believed Jesus to be the long awaited Messiah.
Nathanael doubted it.

Philip believed quickly. Nathanael met Jesus and believed. However there were many others that also met Jesus and walked away unchanged, unsaved, unforgiven, and unbelieving.

What would it take for you to believe?

Abba, I pray for those I meet today that don’t know Jesus as Savior. I pray that I may say the right words to lead them to believe. In Jesus name, YES&AMEN

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