November 22 Romans 10:1-21
Believe and Confess
S~ 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. Romans 10:9 (NLT)
O~ In order to be saved by the law you would have to obey ALL its commands (v5). No one can do that. No one. The law shows us how much we need a Savior, and You provided! To be saved is not complicated. To be saved does not require perfect following of the law – believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord and confess it with your mouth. Boom.
A~ The thing is, my whole life I got this all messed up. I felt like I had to earn your approval, more like living under the law than already free. I’m becoming more and more free in my heart from the bondage of performance. You have set me free, but sometimes I put myself back there. The truth is, my actions are FRUIT from a heart consumed by You – from Your Spirit taking over and flowing through my life. I am not – and could never be – ENOUGH on my own. But I have You, the great I Am, and You are everything I need. You are more than enough.
P~ Lord, I believe in my heart and confess with my mouth that I believe! My heart’s desire is that my life would glorify You. I love You so much. Thank You for loving me and saving me.