Coming Home To Our Place of Rest
“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee” (Augustine of Hippo 354-430 AD).
Whether we realize it or not, there is a void within each of us that can only be filled by God. In our fallen nature, we search for fulfillment away from the Lord. The Holy Spirit must draw us before we will even look in the direction of the Lord as the answer for our basic need. That need is fellowship with the Lord. Again, our fallen nature is what causes us to look within instead of looking to the One that loves us and can lift us out of our hopeless state.
If we were to be honest with ourselves, we know that we do not have all the answers within us. The truth is, we must come to the realization that the Lord is the answer, and that He waits to bless us with His very presence. The Holy Spirit will seek us out, but it is up to us to come to the Lord in repentance and faith.
We come in repentance because we have gone our way in disobedience to the Lord. This results in sin in our lives. We come in faith realizing that we cannot save ourselves from our fallen state. This is a humbling realization, but also a freeing one. We are delivered from a fight we could never win. That is, our struggle in this life that causes us much sorrow and failure.
The Lord waits patiently for us to “come home” to Him. He created us to have fellowship with Him. The life and victory we seek are only found in Him. If you do not know Him today, won’t you hear the calling of the Holy Spirit within your heart and come home to the Lord. For those of us that have heard and answered the Lord’s call we testify that it is “joy unspeakable and full of glory.” Finding rest for our souls is no small thing. We rejoice and are grateful each and every day of our lives.
The cost to the Lord to lift us from our fallen state to fellowship with Him was great. He became man and died on a cruel cross so that we might be saved from our life away from Him, and come into a new life walking with Him in fellowship. In this new life we become “children of God.” Incredible, but true. Don’t hesitate another minute – come home to the Lord who loves you, died for you, and wants you to be with Him in Glory. The following verse says it all:
“This is the Lord’s doing; It is marvelous in our eyes” (Psalm 118;23).
The Sinner’s Prayer has been prayed by millions through the years. If you have never come to the alter by faith, repented of your sin, and believed that the Lord’s great sacrifice paid the price to restore fellowship for us all with the Lord. Come home now! There’s room at the cross for you!
The Sinner’s Prayer
Dear God in Heaven, I come to you in the Name of Jesus. I’m sorry for my sins. The way I’ve lived, the things I’ve done. Please forgive me. Cleanse me with your Precious Blood from all unrighteousness. With my mouth, I confess Jesus Christ. In my heart, I believe God raised Jesus from the dead, and He is alive. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as the savior of my soul. And I make Him the Lord of my life. According to your Word which cannot lie: I am washed, I am forgiven. I am saved. Amen.
If you prayed this prayer and believed it, you have been born again and come home to the Lord. Jesus said the following regarding this in the Gospel of Luke: “…I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
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Tom Quinn Ministries – tqministries.com 2021
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