Coming to the Rescue
By Rick Warren
— April 30, 2011
“Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13 (LB)
Jesus doesn't say he's a good way, or a nice way, or even the best way. He says, "I'm it."
Are you at a place in your life where you need to be rescued? Are you ready to call out for help? It doesn’t take a special phone or a bat-signal. All you have to do is ask and Jesus will rescue you. You can ask him to rescue you in any area of your life – a relationship, a financial situation, a health issue, anything. But you have to ask.
In Psalm 91, God says, “When you call on me, I will answer; I will be with you in your trouble and I will rescue you” (v. 15 NLT). That’s not just talk, because God doesn’t lie. It would be contrary to his character because he is total truth.
Notice that God says you have to do your part and then he’ll do his part. You call, he answers. That’s it. Just call on the name of the Lord. And the name of the Lord is Jesus.
It’s very important to understand that in any rescue operation, the rescuer gets to determine means and method of the rescue. You don’t get to determine how you are saved. It’s not up to you; it’s up to your Savior. And Jesus says, “I am the way…. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6 NIV).
Jesus doesn’t say he’s a good way, or a nice way, or even the best way. He says, “I’m it.” If there was a plan B, God wouldn’t have sent plan A to earth to die for you. So if you’re going to be saved and have all your sins forgiven, there’s only one way it will happen, and there’s only one person you can call on … Jesus.
From Saddleback Resources –
Get ready for your Decade of Destiny – Life Management Curriculum includes Making the most of what God gives me; Managing my troubles; Managing my time; Managing my talents; Managing my treasure; Managing my team.