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Deciding to Follow Jesus

Updated: May 21, 2018

Deciding to Follow Jesus

--By Keith Bellamy

Do you remember the day you dedicated your life to the Lord?

April 24, 1960 was the day I decided to do that very thing. That Sunday evening, Cecil Haffelfinger baptized me into Christ (Galatians 3:27). It was then that I received the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38).

I wish I could say that I have lived my life in Christ perfectly since that day. However, I must be honest. I have not always walked the straight and narrow.

I am glad God hasn’t given up on me. And I am glad he has patience for all of us (2 Peter 3:9).

Over the years I have seen so many put off a decision that has eternal consequences. While I am certainly not the Judge, I do know that the clock of life keeps on ticking. One of these days that clock will stop.

So, what holds you back? What keeps you from being all that God wants you to be?

“The clock of life is wound but once,

And no man has the power

To tell just when the hands will stop

At late or early hour.

To lose one's wealth is sad indeed,

To lose one's health is more,

To lose one's soul is such a loss

That no man can restore.

The present only is our own,

So live, love, toil with a will,

Place no faith in "Tomorrow,"

For the Clock may then be still.”

― Winston Atkinson

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