Two Indicators of Whether We Are Saved – Sunday Thought For The Day
When I think about the Lord, I think about the afternoon that I got on my knees beside my bed and made the most important decision of my life. When I think about the Lord I recall how He used a 96-page little book to bring me to the realization of my need for salvation, i.e., my need for Him. The book had a chapter about the Holy Spirit and as I read that chapter, albeit I didn’t know why then, I knew I wanted what the author was describing in his book.
My prayer that day was simple: “Lord I want what’s in that book.” I remember being overwhelmed by a sense of relief and release. A couple days later, I prayed to accept Christ into my life as my Savior and my Lord.
When I think about my Lord, I think about where I would be without Him. When I think about my Lord, as the hymn writer wrote: “I think about] how He saved me, how He raised me; How He filled me, with the Holy Ghost; How He healed me, to the uttermost. When I think about the Lord, I think about how He picked me up and turned me around; How He placed my feet on solid ground:”
Oh Lord my God yes: you’re worthy, of all the glory and all the honor, and all the praise.
Even in the darkest hours of my life I could rejoice when I thought about the Lord, because I knew that He was with me.
I’m not speaking about feelings and emotions; I’m speaking about assuredness that can only truly come by knowing Christ as Savior.
Do you think about the Lord? Do you think about the moment you realized your need for Christ to become your Savior? Is your walk with the Lord today as fresh and special as it was when you were first saved?
People who say they are a Christian, but who cannot tell you when they accepted Christ as Savior and who have no testimony of what He has done in their life, probably do not and cannot, because they aren’t really saved. They’ve never really trusted God with their life. They cannot point to real answered prayer(s) because they’ve never really trusted God to answer prayer.
My first serious thoughts about the Lord where thoughts about my life – what it was and mostly what it wasn’t.
Today I think about how much more I want the Lord to have complete reign in my life. I desire more than ever before to be closer to Jesus, to be more obedient to my Lord and my God, and His Holy Word. I think about walking in His love.
If the desire to be more like Christ and to be obedient to Him doesn’t burn in our hearts, it’s probably because the person is either a carnal Christian or they aren’t a Christian at all. Those two things are the truest personal indicators of whether or not we are truly saved.
Romans 10:9-10 KJV
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.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here