Day 31: Confession of Belief

If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord", and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Paul the Apostle(as recorded in Romans 10:9, NIV)

The next step in changing our life for God according to His plan of salvation is our confession of our belief that Jesus is Lord. This is a critical element in salvation. If we are to be Christians, we not only must believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died for our sins and rose again and that He is, therefore, our Lord and master - but we must also be willing to freely confess these very things before men. We also must be willing to go beyond mere lip service of stating our belief and actually live like we believe. Change of this magnitude requires tremendous effort... but eternity in Heaven is worth it! So, too, is the quality of life on earth that such a change will surely bring.

Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness. II Timothy 2:19, NIV