Prepare the Way

Happy Friday! The Lord is faithful. He loves you. He really loves you with a selfish love. Nothing can separate you from his love. Have a wonderful day and a good weekend. Enjoy today’s devotion.

In those days John the Baptist came to the Judean wilderness and began preaching. His message was, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.” The prophet Isaiah was speaking about John when he said,

“He is a voice shouting in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord’s coming!
    Clear the road for him!’”[Isaiah 40:3]

John’s clothes were woven from coarse camel hair, and he wore a leather belt around his waist. For food he ate locusts and wild honey. People from Jerusalem and from all of Judea and all over the Jordan Valley went out to see and hear John. And when they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River.” Matthew 3:1-6 NLT

John the Baptist began his ministry in the Desert of Judea. His message was:

  • Repent of your sins
  • Turn to God 
  • For the Kingdom of Heaven is near 

John the Baptist was calling people to return back to God.

God has made a way for us to be with him for eternity. Today is the perfect day to say Lord, when I die I want to make sure I spend eternity with you.

Are you ready to repent of your sins (known and unknown) and turn or return back to God? _______

The Bible says, “If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.” Romans 10:9-10 NLT

If you believe this, pray with me:

“Father God, thank you for your testimony. Thank you for sending your son Jesus Christ to save us. Lord, we confess with our mouths and believe in our hearts that Jesus Christ is your son, and that he died on the cross that we may be forgiven and have eternal life. Father God, we believe Jesus rose from the dead and we ask you to come into our lives to be our Lord and Savior. Father God, we repent of our sins and because your word is true we confess that we are born again believers and cleansed by the blood of Jesus.” Amen.

If this is the first time you prayed this prayer, I want to welcome you to the family of God. I encourage you to get involved in your local Bible believing and teaching church to surround yourself with a healthy body of Christian believers. Also, send me an email so that a member of my team or I can connect with you. Email: contactus@maryewhiteministries.com

Father God, thank you for preparing a way for us to be reconciled to you. Lord, we thank you for opening our eyes to see you. Lord, your word says you are coming back again and we want to be ready for your return. Lord, forgive us of our sins and restore our relationship with you. Lord, prepare our hearts and minds to receive you. Lord, equip us to be faithful servants until the day you return. Lord, speak to us and guide us to use the gifts you have given us. Lord, we love and thank you for all that you have done for us. Lord, we pray for the people who are in the hospital and ask that you be with them. Lord, touch their bodies and heal them. Lord, bring the right doctors and guide them on which treatments to use. Lord, we lift up the lost, those who don’t know you and those who know you but do not have a personal relationship with you. Father God, we ask that you continue to work in their hearts and minds and transform their lives. Lord, teach us to love as you love in Jesus name, amen.

Keep seeking! Keep trusting! Keep praying!

Do you have a specific prayer request? If so, we would love to pray for you and/or your family. Send your prayer requests to: prayerrequest@maryewhiteministries.com

Bible Reference: http://www.biblegateway.com

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