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Focus on the Present Moment

December 8, 2021 Save Article

PRAY OVER THIS:

“He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son.”

(1 John 5:10)

PONDER THIS:

I’ve heard people say if you can’t name the day, the place, and the hour where you were saved, you’re not saved. Have you ever heard that? I’ve heard it, but I’ve never read it in the Bible. If you know the day, the place, and the hour in which you were saved, that’s fine, that’s good, that’s wonderful. And I want to hasten to say there was a day, there was a place, there was an hour, or you never were saved. But the evidence that moment happened is in this moment.

The person who is here today is the best proof of whether you are saved or lost. Are you a person committed to the commandments of Jesus Christ? Are you a person whose heart is overflowing with love for Christ and the Church? Are you a person who now has confidence, faith, and commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord of lords and King of kings? That’s the person John said can be confident of salvation. Thank God for the past. Thank God for those who can name the day, the place, the hour, the point, the spot on the rug where they got saved. Wonderful! But John’s qualifier is in the present tense. Those who now believe in the Son of God are those who have the right to say they have eternal life.

  • What present evidence does your life give of your trust in Jesus?
  • Have you relied too much on a past moment as evidence of your salvation in Jesus? How is God challenging that perspective today?

PRACTICE THIS:

Make a list of evidence that you are found in Christ. If you know the exact moment you were saved, begin with this, but don’t stop there. Focus on the present evidence that you are in Jesus.

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