Good morning, Family:
I pray that your week will be filled with joy, peace, obedience, gratitude, and faith. I always call you “family” because we are a part of three different family circles.
First, we are all a part of the Family of Life. Second, we are a part of the Family of the human race, Third, we are a part of the Family of Believers in Jesus Christ.
For all of us, the first two families are automatic. There is nothing you need to do to join. However, the third family group requires something special. It requires Faith.
How do you become become a member of the Family of Christ? This is what the Word of God says:
New International Version (NIV)
9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”