Living God’s Way

By Dr. Phil Wilkes () on September 17, 2017 as part of the God Empowered Living series
What’s the craziest home remedy have you tried for a bad sunburn? Some home remedies work but others do not, like mixing baking soda with water and then smear it all over your back. Been there, done that. It doesn’t work! When it comes to God he invites everyone to come to him for salvation and new life. In 2 Kings a military leader comes down with leprosy. In desperation he goes from Syria to the Israelites hoping the prophet Elisha can help him. The cure is to dip 7 times in the river. Naaman doesn’t like it at first. But he ultimately dips seven times and is cured. God also tells us if you want a new life, home in heaven and his presence in you then you come to Him on his terms not yours. God says his love for you prompted him to send his only son Jesus to die on the cross for your sins. In our day many believe if you are sincere then God will accept you whether you know Jesus or not. But that contradicts scripture which tells us there is no other name under heaven by which we can be saved. What is God speaking to you about? What next steps do you need to take? When you come to God on his terms, by faith in Jesus Christ, you experience the abundant life Jesus promised. You have the Holy Spirit working in you. But you have to come to God on his terms, just like Nathan did.