One Way Ticket

I have a one way ticket to a special destination. The great thing about this ticket is I didn’t have to pay for it, someone else did, and I can never lose it. Any guesses to where I will be going?

Today I have lived another year and I have learned a lot thus far. I also can recognize how much I have grown spiritually thus far. Now in my life, I rejoice in my salvation, not so much when I was younger because I don’t think I fully grasped the joy and excitement in knowing that I have a one way ticket to spend eternity with the LORD. To understand how important this one way ticket is and how it has saved me from the depths of HELL.

This one way ticket was freely given to me by Jesus Christ, in which he paid for by His death, burial, and resurrection. All I did to receive it was (Romans 10:9) “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Salvation is such a wonderful thing and everyone should have it. The sad part is some don’t even want it.

So today I rejoice in another year of life, but more importantly, I rejoice in knowing that I have A One Way Ticket, my salvation.

Would you like a One Way Ticket? It’s free!

All Scriptures are KJV only.

Related scriptures and links to related blog topics are below. Additional reading on salvation can be found in the books of Matthew through John.

Psalms 13:5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

Psalms 35:9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation.

Psalms 40:16 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.

Psalms 51:12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

Sinners Prayer

Master Builder

Cup of Salvation

(Psalms 116:13) “I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.”

 

What is salvation?

It is defined as deliverance from sin and its consequences. Romans 3:23 states, For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God, and our sin is worthy of death- “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23).

 

Do we need salvation?

Yes! For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. {17} For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved (John 3:16-17). He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him (John 3:36).

 

Would you like to take the cup of salvation?

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. {10} For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (Romans 10:9-10).

 

All Scriptures are KJV only. Related scriptures below. Additional reading on salvation can be found in the books of Matthew through John.

 

2 Samuel 22:3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.

2 Samuel 22:47 The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.

Psalms 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

Psalms 25:5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

 

 

 

 

My Father

My Father, it all began with Him. He gave me life. I love my Father very much, but not as much as He loves me, which is clearly demonstrated through His only begotten Son Jesus (John 3:16). There is so much to love about my Father and one of the things I love the most is that He keeps His promises (Titus 1:2). He never lies; He can’t (Numbers 23:19).  I spend time with Him every day and read His inspired word daily (2 Timothy 3:16). My Father is the author of the greatest book to ever be written. A true masterpiece, guides me in all truth (Psalms 119:105).

He has always provided for me just as a good Father should. He knows me so well; He even knows what I’m going to say before I say it (Psalms139:1-4). I can tell Him anything and not be embarrassed. I can openly express all my mistakes and failures and all of my hopes and dreams. I can always ask Him for guidance, just so you know He is always right (Psalms 33:4) and I’m not just saying that because He is my Father. He always knows what to say to encourage me when I’m feeling down or when I’m struggling to understand the why’s of life. I recall His words “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5).

I know my Father has expectations of me and sometimes I know I have disappointed Him, but He never gives up on me. He continues to show me grace and mercy every day. “O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.” (Psalms 118:1)

I’m so grateful to be blessed with a Father like mine.

All Scripture is KJV only.

Related Scripture:

(John 3:16) “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

(Titus 1:2) In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

(Numbers 23:19) God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

(2 Timothy 3:16) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

(Matthew 4:4) But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

(Psalms 119:105) “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

(Psalms 139:1-4) “O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.  {2} Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.  {3} Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.  {4} For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.

(Psalms 147:5) “Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.”

(Psalms 33:4) For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.

(2 Chronicles 16:9) “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.

(Psalms 68:11) The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.

(Psalms 119:160) Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.

(Proverbs 30:5) Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

 

The Broken Piece

Reflection on Life

I recently ordered something online and when I received it it had a broken piece. Somewhere along its journey it broke due to the bumps along the way. I tried my best to fix it and put it back together, but to no avail. This is life. Somewhere along the journey of life you were bumped, pushed, damaged, and have broken pieces. You may have tried to fix them the best way you know how, but couldn’t. The glue you used wasn’t strong enough, but the one who sets us free (John 8:36) can fix anything and His name is Jesus. He wants us to bring all of our broken pieces to Him so He can make us whole again.

Related Scriptures:

Psalms 51:17  The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Psalms 147:3  He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

All Scriptures are KJV only.