devotional-grant-newWhat would happen if you woke up tomorrow morning, turned on the news, and found that God had just said that everyone on earth was saved, and that hell no longer existed?

If you knew for certain that no one would end up in hell, would you still tell people about Jesus? Would you still share the gospel, and your testimony about what Jesus has done for you?

If everyone on earth was saved, what could you say about God that would make people want to turn to the Lord?

How we answer these questions says everything about our own relationship with God. Many Christians turned to God because they had been taught about the wrath of God and the consequences if they did not believe. Others, myself included, came to the Lord willingly, and found a loving God who still astounds me every day with the depths of God’s love for me.

God wants us to come to God willingly, and so chose to become a humble servant, to draw us in through love, instead of scaring us into following God.

God has wired us with the desire to be drawn into a relationship with God. It is this relationship that we should be sharing with the world. Our testimonies have incredible power to draw people to Christ.

When I look back at my life, and see the person I was 10 years ago, before coming to the Lord, I barely recognise myself. Friends and family all commented on the change they could see taking place in me when I started going to church. It is also through sharing my story that I have helped other Christians to find their way back to the Lord.

I am nowhere near perfect and don’t claim to be. What I am though, is loved and accepted by God – just as I am. So, to go back to the above questions. Would I still share the gospel? Yes!

What would I tell people about God to make them give their lives to the Lord? I would tell them about the eternal and unconditional love of my God, who desires an intimate relationship with each of us.

See what great love the Heavenly Parent has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know God. (1 John 3:1 NIV)

Blessings

Grant Aggett-Cox
DGFC Media Ministry