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Call On Jesus | Romans 10:13

In a world … (Oooo, did you just hear that deep-voice guy that does the movie trailers?)


Anyway, you woke up today in a world swirling in unsolved issues and strange changes.  You and I are encountering the daily temptation to jump quickly into all kinds of passionately held points of view.  I’m like you.  My mind can run wild with all the conflicts and conclusions, real or imagined.  Trust me — I see things in very definite ways.  You, too?  I thought so.  It’s alright.  I don’t think the Lord is calling us to some kind of innocuous neutralism in this life.  He is, however, calling and guiding us first into His presence. He makes His wisdom, and His peace available, even in the middle of it all.
In Christ, there’s a higher way than the way of the world.  His is a positive and hopeful way, especially in this present day. Finding it is not a mystery and it’s not really difficult.   But people sure do make it difficult.  Why?  Because folks are in the habit of focusing on everything but the Source of peace and good thinking.  In other words, people have the knowledge of good and evil, without the presence of the Lord.


The Book of Proverbs gives us this contrast:   “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.  The simpleton believes every word, but the prudent considers well his steps.  A wise person fears and departs from evil, but a fool rages and is self-confident.” (Proverbs 14:12,15,16 NKJV)


And then God’s Word gives us the turning point from which the Lord’s way is always revealed:  “…whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”  (Romans 10:13  NKJV)


The Savior saves me every time I call on Him.  I have discovered that when I turn to our Father, calling for His help in the name of Jesus the Son, that He always lifts me up.  This isn’t hard to do, even on days when there are many dangers, toils, and snares.  But if I venture into the river of issues and circumstances, let controversy stir, and decide to go right or left without calling on Him for guidance, then I find myself (usually sometime later) losing the peace and hope the Lord had given me before.  When I humble myself and simply turn toward Him, He lifts me up.  It’s only hard when I turn the other way and say, ‘I got this’.


Do you get it?  It’s pretty simple.


Turning and calling on the Lord in the name of Jesus is always the first simple step.  I hope you like simple way of Jesus, even in a world like the one you woke up in today.


Call on Him and He will answer,


Pastor Rich Marshall