“The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.” 2 Peter 3:9 (NLT)
Jesus is coming back one day! Some people are afraid to talk about it, or even acknowledge it, but it’s true. I love this verse in 2 Peter because it shows the love of God! God is all powerful and he is in control, but He loves us so much that He is waiting on us! He could have come back long ago and still can whenever he choose too, but he is waiting on us to give our lives to him. He is waiting for us to receive our salvation. Salvation doesn’t mean perfection, it simply means we have confessed with our mouths that Jesus is Lord and believe He rose from the dead to save our souls. It means that we decided to allow God into our hearts to change our hearts and to gradually make us more and more like him. Salvation isn’t perfection! Salvation is an unearned gift from our Heavenly Father that none of us deserves. Salvation is a decision we make in our hearts, it is not baptism alone. Baptism is the public declaration we make after the decision has been settled in our hearts. God loves all of his children and he waiting for us all to come back to him so on the day he comes back, he can take all his children home with Him. His desire is that NOBODY perishes but, that EVERYONE have eternal life.
I must say, we shouldn’t look at this verse and think we have all the time in the world to make a decision. We still don’t know the day or the hour of his return. Why wait any longer? Yes our Father is waiting, but he won’t wait forever! Let’s pray together according to Romans 10:9:
Lord we thank you for loving us! Lord we thank you for giving us ample time to come to boldly before your throne of grace to receive mercy and salvation. Lord we thank you for sending your son Jesus to die on the cross for the sins of the world. Lord God we thank you for being patient and waiting on us, but we no longer want to be in question about where our eternal destination will be. So today God, we pray to you according to Romans 10:9. We confess that Jesus is Lord and we believe in our hearts that He was raised from the dead. God we ask that you come into our hearts and change our lives. We thank you that our past was nailed to the cross and that you are doing a new thing in us. We relieve our salvation and we praise your holy name. In Jesus name we pray, Amen!