The most amazing thing to me as a Christian is not that God would send His Son to die for mankind, but that He would give himself for the likes of me! Think about these facts ladies and gentlemen, God knew you when you were being knit together in your mothers womb (Jeremiah 1:5). God knew I would be born into a sinful world and fall prey to some of those sins (Psalm 51:5). God knew I was not good or righteous in any way (Psalm 14:3; 53:3; Romans 3:10, 12).

This is why His word convicts so.

This coupled with His intimate knowledge of you is why His word convicts.

With all this God would make me a candle that would shine God’s righteous light upon the sins of the world (Proverbs 20:27). How if I am so wicked can I be a beacon of light? Because God works on me, stretches me and makes me His own workmanship (Jeremiah 31:33b; Ephesians 2:10). Because God knows and loves me, I trust Him.

Yes, He does all this work and all you have to do is “BELIEVE.” All you have to do is “TRUST.” All you have to do is “SUBMIT.” God could force His way into your life, make you do whatever He wants or needs done to further His kingdom. Yes, God can do that, many believe He does. However, He repeatedly asks you to “call upon His name” to be saved (Romans 10:13). He asks you to “believeth in him (that you) should (not) perish.” (John 3:16) He wants believers not robots. God wants willing servants not coerced savants.

Romans 10:9 says, “That if thou shalt confess with they mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Confess to Him what He already knows. Tell Him. Trust Him. Be saved for His glory. He died for you regardless what you have done, and He knew you would do it before you were born. That, my dear friends is a spectacularly loving God.