From: Rich Carlson
Date: March 19, 2019
Subject: It's March 19; Good Morning Union

“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”           Romans 10:13

Why do I make it so hard sometimes? It seems that one of my challenges in life is to want to get SOME credit when I get to heaven for doing my best to live for Jesus. Somehow all my efforts should be worth something shouldn’t they? The simple answer that I keep rehearsing in my head and my heart is—NO!

If I “call on the name of the Lord,” I will be saved! That’s what the apostle Paul told me again today in his letter to the church in Rome. It worked for Peter when he was sinking in the lake—“Lord, save me.” And He did! It worked for the thief on the cross—“Lord remember me when you come.” And He did! It worked for the man who didn’t even have the whole idea figured out—“Lord I believe, help my unbelief.” And He did!

Why do I make it so hard sometimes? “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.” Any questions?! My benchmark for Bible study comes really true here—If it’s important to God it’s clear in his word! I’m still choosing to do my best to follow the ways of the Lord and to walk in His footsteps, being obedient to His will, but NOT to get saved, but because I AM saved, “by grace and not of myself. It is a gift of God. Not because of works, so I can’t boast.” Ephesians 2:8,9

Have a great day calling on Him, being secure in Him, and then following Him,

Pastor Rich

Quote for the day:      “God’s grace is not an excuse to sin, but rather a reason to love and serve Him more fully.”

PS       Chapel- This week it’s hosted by Adreana and the Religion Division., A mluti-generational, multi discipline panel will share ideas on how to have a successful devotional life without having to get up before dawn! They will be exploring different devotional practices between a variety of staff and students. Come learn potentially new and encouraging ways to get your “Glimpse of Jesus.” See you in Woods @ 10:30.

PPS    Christ on Demand, 7:30 in Rees Hall Chapel. Join Amber and friends as we continue looking at prayer.