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What Are You Waiting For?

September 9, 2019

Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her… so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. Ephesians 5:25, 27

If you are a believer today, think about how happy you can be since you are blessed with this kind of love. The love of Christ cleanses, sanctifies, nourishes, and cherishes you. Here’s the future for you: In love Christ will present you to himself.

If you are a Christian today, think how well you can love God and others in the light of the love that he has lavished on you. We love because he first loved us (1 John 4:19).

And if you do not yet know this love… Jesus Christ offers himself to you. He holds his hands out to you. Jesus Christ is willing to be yours. Why would you not come to him and give yourself to him? If you will leave your sins and your unbelief and come to him, if you will leave living for yourself and give yourself to him, he will welcome you. He will not turn you away. Christ will be yours and you will be his, and all that he came in love to accomplish will be yours forever.

Are you rejoicing in the love that you have been blessed with in Jesus Christ? If not, what are you waiting for?

The Author
Colin Smith

Colin Smith is the senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He has authored a number of books, including Heaven, How I Got Here and Heaven, So Near - So Far. Colin is the president and teacher for Unlocking the Bible. Follow him on Twitter.

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