Monday, January 1, 2018

Too Far Gone

Many will take time at the first of the year to take stock of their lives. Maybe make some resolutions to turn things around. Maybe making plans for the new year.

You may be one who thinks that they are too far gone to be able to turn things around. Perhaps your life seems out of control and you think it is too late to change that. You may think that no one cares and no one can help.

I was reminded about the story of the prodigal son in Luke 15. This is just one illustration of God’s love for His children. The Bible is full of reminders that God seeks the lost and wants to bring them back to Him.

If you are not yet a believer (saved by the grace of God) then you may think that you are beyond God’s care or desire or ability to save. The apostle Paul reminds us that God saved him, chiefest of sinners, and that demonstrates the extent of God’s grace to save even the worst of all men. I Timothy 1:15. John Newton penned the famous song, “Amazing Grace,” to express his amazement at the power of God’s grace to save a wretch like him.

You are never beyond God’s grace, and God is still seeking you, no matter where you find yourself. Please know that you are not “Too Far Gone.” Turn to God and He will save you and turn your life around. Romans 10:13. The blood of Jesus is just as powerful today as it was when Paul turned to God for salvation.

If you are a believer; you have been saved, but you think that you are too far gone for God to accept you now, you need to know that God never gives up on His children. Even right now, He is calling for you to return to Him. He will welcome you with open arms. You are a precious child that has been bought by the blood of Jesus Christ. Do not miss out on one more minute of God’s love and care.

What God desires, is those that will be yielded to Him. He will make us what He wants us to be. He is not waiting for us to become something that we think He wants us to be. He is not waiting for us to become “acceptable.” He has made us acceptable in the beloved; Jesus Christ. Ephesians 1:6. He is waiting for us to come to Him with yielded heart to allow Him to make us what He wants for His glory.

Gordon Crook