Daily Delight

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

I thought about this for a long while—what I would write for my last devotional for Daughter of Delight, what I would say. Sisters, if there's something I want to leave you with today, it's this message: the most important decision you'll ever make in life is choosing to accept Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ is the only way to God. He's the only way to permanent freedom, permanent joy, peace, and eternal life. If you have not accepted Jesus today, you have a choice to make—a choice that will forever change your life for eternity. Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6, NIV). There are no guarantees in this life, and we all must face an end. A life with Christ means a life with purpose. God's Word tells us, "What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?" (Mark 8:36, NIV). Even if we had everything we ever desired in life but still didn't have Jesus Christ, we'd have nothing. "What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ" (Phil. 3:8, NIV). We can easily get sidetracked and distracted by what we want in this life. We may get caught up in thinking that maybe if we had more money, more prestige, more popularity, or love, we'd feel better. But let's be real, our earthly bodies will perish, death is sure, and our souls will live on for eternity. 

Let's ask the Holy Spirit to realign our hearts with God's, and shift our focus from ourselves and onto Him. Make a decision today to make Jesus a priority in your life—receive His forgiveness and trust in Him. Jesus came to set us free.

"But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed." -Isaiah 53:5 (NIV)

Believe in Him, and you will be saved! 

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About the Author

Maneesha Grace Manuel

Maneesha is a 30-something writer and encourager. She has a passionate desire and joy to serve the Lord through her writing and by loving others. Her story proves that Jesus can completely change a life and make beauty from ashes. Maneesha's hope and prayer is to empower women through God's Word. Her joy of writing sprinkled with her love for Jesus isn't just a hobby, it's something she feels called to do.

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