Sunday, December 21, 2008

So Amazingly Simple!

This CHRISTmas, I have been thinking about our wondrous Salvation Story & the amazing simplicity of it all! Paul did say that there is wonderful simplicity in Christ, & that if we are not careful, the enemy of our souls will distort that glorious reality in our lives. He said to the Corinthian believers: "But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ." (2 Co.11:3, NKJV) How tragic when the Lord Jesus Christ has done it all for us that so many believe they must do something or go somewhere, or in some way earn their salvation. I was thinking recently that though I know myself all too well, since I have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior, there is no way that I can be lost! What joy that brings me in this CHRISTmas season!

A magnificent verse of Scripture that recently came alive to me is Isaiah 51:6 that says, "Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished." About the only thing that will last is our salvation in Christ! It is not tainted by sin! I cannot earn it, or participate in it in any way except to simply receive it by faith! God is so good, & I trust that everyone reading this has received their eternal salvation by faith in Christ as well! May the Lord bless you & Merry CHRISTmas!

19 comments:

ExPreacherMan said...

Bro. David,

I love to tell the Story -- of Jesus...

And what a great compelling job you did.

I also know that you may have one or more readers who know not for sure that they are going to Heaven.

So, right now I take the liberty to ask you reader who may not be sure of Heaven... Please trust Jesus Christ as your Savior, believing He alone is the only Way of eternal salvation. He died for YOU.

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shall be saved..." Acts 16:31

"Now is the day of Salvation..."
2 Corinthians 6:2

Please trust Christ right NOW!

In Christ eternally,

ExP(Jack)

David Wyatt said...

Amen bro. Jack!!

You always have the liberty to tell the Good News of eternal salvation in Christ alone on this humble blog! God Bless you!

Bhedr said...

Amen

David Wyatt said...

Merry CHRISTmas to you bro. Brian & your household!

Herm said...

Yes David, you are right on, so simple, yet so amazing!! And the story just keeps getting better. Thanks for such a refreshing Post. May God richly bless you and your family and your family of readers on this Christs Birthday Celebration.

David Wyatt said...

Bro. Herm!

Thank you for posting on this humble blog! Your posts on other blogs have been a blessing to me & I appreciate your honest dealing. May the Lord bless you this CHRISTmas!

Bhedr said...

Merry Christmas brother. We are spending a late night putting gifts under the tree. God was good this year. We did not have the money and God provided by some anonymous donors and He gave me extra work to make up the difference. God is good. He specializes in mercy to us undeserving ones who spent most of our lives spitting in His face. I don't know why Jesus loves me, but I am sure glad He does. Some anonymous person recently sent us a Food Lion gift card as well in these hard times and just even yesterday a man shook my hand and said Merry Christmas while passing me a great sum of money and telling me, "I know what you truck drivers go thru" wanting to lighten my load. I am amazed at the love of God and how the sweet Lord reveals Himself in the most unsuspecting places...so much so that I got back in my truck and began to weep. Later someone put a big and heavy gift in our van addressed to the Hedrick family. My how good He is. May God be good to you this Christmas as He always has been as He is always good.

Grace upon grace,

Brian

Rivka said...

Merry Christmas bro! We will celebrate that Jesus was born so that we can be reconciled to God!! He came to redeem us!! Praise God and all the glory be to Him!!

Bhedr said...

Merry Christmas

namaste said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family, david wyatt! thanks for your visits to my blog and sharing your wisdom!

David Wyatt said...

Bro. Brian,

What beautiful practical expressions of God's love you have received!! God is so king & gracious, & I am so sinful & needy! Thank you for those precious reminders!

Rivka!

Thank you for coming by & sharing your gracious words this CHRISTmas Day! Amen! The Incarnation is why we can be eternally forgiven!

Maria!

What a blessing to have you come by & on this special day! Thank you for your kind words. May the Lord bless you & yours today even more than ever. May the Lord bless you all.

Z said...

Thank you SO much for your Christmas message....I, too, am sorry I didn't stop by here in time...I hope you had a very blessed Christmas and I will continue to pray things go very well for you in the coming year, David!!

I was so cheered to have such good Christian comments to my Christmas blog AND to see so many bloggers blogging about the true meaning of Christmas and all that it means. What a real blessing!

All the best...z

David Wyatt said...

Z,

I had a great CHRISTmas! I thank you for stopping in here! It is heartening to hear the praises of God's people at this time of year & we should be at all times! May the Lord bless you!!!!!

Ms.Green said...

A hearty amen!

David Wyatt said...

Thank you Ms. Green! Glad to have you drop in. God Bless.

Chris said...

Thank you David for reminding us of grace and that Christ has paid for our salvation. Tis wonderful indeed.

David Wyatt said...

Thank you bro. Chris! I truly enjoy your blog as well, becuase you make much of our wonderful Lord Jesus Christ & His grace! may the Lord bless you all in '09!

Z said...

David...just for you, I put on 2 CHristmas light shots..I hope you enjoy them!! xxx Happy New Year..

BLESSINGS !!

David Wyatt said...

Thank you Z! I will come & check them out! Jesus is the LIGHT of the world, & now we should have His light in us, & we should shine as lights in the world! May the Lord bless you!