Elder Florence M. Johnson
Happy New Year, Happy New You!
Many people celebrate the New Year with dancing, champagne toasts and New Year resolutions. They “resolve” to lose weight, pay off debt or overcome other challenges. Here’s a resolution to help us live victoriously in every way: resolve to being ‘brand new’ in Christ!
2 Corinthians 5:17 explains: Anyone in Christ is a new creature; old things have passed away and all things become new. How can we be new “in Christ?” By accepting the Salvation Call. Salvation (being saved) is like accepting an invitation to the most A-list event ever; an event that lasts your entire life with unlimited access to God’s healing, protection, and preservation. You are even saved from death! You can live a safe life here and in the hear-after, too (John 3:16). We can have all this by following the three steps given to us in Romans 10:9-13. I call them the ABC’s of salvation:
- Admit (Confess) that Jesus is Lord
- Believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, and
- Call on the Name of the Lord (God’s authority) to lead you
By taking these steps, accepting the Salvation Call, we become new people in Christ. We’re not just rehabilitated; we’re reborn! We don’t just turn over a new leaf; we begin a brand new life! Our Heavenly Father will help us let go of old habits and develop beautiful new ones. Accept the Salvation Call, find a good church, and allow God to change us into the glorious sons and daughters of the King that we were meant to be. Our bad in the past will be gone and forgotten and everyday will offer a new opportunity to grow in the love, peace and knowledge of God.
Minute Meditations, reflections to help us live our lives with excellence, are posted here each month. Check back for next month's Meditation.
Our personal invitation for you:
Salvation is so important, and so is finding a good church home where we can grow and blossom in the knowledge of God.
We welcome you to our church home. The FLAVA Church (First Love Alive Victory Army) offers a loving atmosphere where you can gain spiritual, educational, and practical tools for total salvation of the mind, body, soul, and spirit. We offer a supportive community with opportunity for personal and spiritual growth. Dress is always casual, just come as you are. Sunday Service is at 9:00 a.m.
10010 Terri Lynn Court
Richmond, VA 23235
Elder Johnson's testimonial story, An Atheist's Pain, was featured on the International Christian television program, The 700 Club!
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*God Bless You*