Good morning all,
The word of the day is "climacteric.” Back in the old days the apostles knew that people had to come to a decision to follow Jesus as Lord and Savior. Until someone chose this path, they really did not make the specific decision to be a part of God's family. When Paul was talking to the Romans, he was deliberate in his message to them that they needed to confess not only in heart but with their mouth. This was more to solidify their thought process and help them understand the decision they were making.
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
My question for you is: what are some of the critical decisions you have made in your life? When it comes to your faith, have you taken steps to solidify your relationship with Jesus? It is only then that you will be able to minister to others effectively and in a way that will be of the greatest help for those who are seeking. My prayer is that you take some time today to look back at that critical period, or climacteric, in your life when you chose to make Jesus your Lord and Savior. This will inspire others to know and understand your relationship with JC.
Praying for you,