Restoring the Joy of Your Salvation

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Your relationship to Jesus Christ is like any other relationship...it has to be maintained. No relationship ever stays the same. You’re either growing closer to the Lord or you’re drifting away. You never just stand still. You don’t just become a Christian and that’s it. You’re either having your heart grow warmer every day or it’s growing colder.

We’ve all known Christians who are no longer walking with the Lord. They’ve fallen away. At one point their hearts were warm and on fire for God, but today they’re no where to be found. We all know the struggles in our own heart. We face temptations. We face ups and downs, days when we think, “I don’t know if I want to be a Christian today.”

The GOOD NEWS is that God offers to us RESTORING GRACE. When we blow it, when we walk away, when we stumble, when we fumble, God says, “You can come back to Me.” We can pray the prayer that was prayed in Lamentations 5:21, “Restore us, O Lord, and bring us back to You again. Give us back the joys we once had.”