Jail-House Religion

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Luke 19:10

“…for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

The religious leaders of the day wanted to know why Jesus ate with and ministered to “sinners”. Where are plenty of us lost sinners? Locked up in prison. Jesus is seeking to save us!

In here we are sober and in our right minds. We are “still”. If we listen, we can hear Him here!

Isn’t this the time and place that makes the most sense to cry out to God?

Can someone really find God in a jail or prison? Is God close enough to us here to hear our sincere cry? Can we really be heard by Him as we commit, or re-dedicate, our hearts to walk with Christ? Can He actually use a convict, who allows the Holy Spirit to turn his life around, to advance the cause of His Kingdom?

“Jail-House Religion”, a term we have all heard in a negative light, does not have to be a cheap imitation. Rather, it can be “the real thing”. God CAN change you forever, but you must LET Him! You must WANT to be changed. It begins with absolute surrender and submission to His Will for you.

Are you ready to surrender to God? Tell our Heavenly Father you are ready to submit your life, and your own will, to His plan for you. Trust Him one day at a time to lead you into His future by His Holy Spirit.

Begin today.

Dive Deeper: Study Luke 19.