A Better Plan
By Greg Laurie
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
A number of years ago in Albuquerque, New Mexico, there was a man named Earl who decided to take his own life one night. Earl was born in Turkey and raised in a Muslim home, but he rebelled against his father and moved
to the United States.
He married a woman and later divorced her as his life was going downhill. He was using a lot of drugs. One night, he went to his bank and withdrew all his money so he could go and
buy drugs to end his life with an overdose.
But as he was driving to the drug dealer’s house, he turned on the radio and came across a Christian radio station. He liked the song that was playing,
so he listened for a while. Then the announcer said the band was playing that night at the Harvest Crusade, which was at The Pit.
The Pit is an arena in Albuquerque, and when Earl looked out the window,
he realized he was driving past it.
So Earl pulled over, got out of his car, and walked inside. He heard a song or two and then I got up to speak. And that night, Earl went forward and gave his life to
Jesus Christ. He made a very good decision.
Not long ago, I was preaching in Chicago, and I saw Earl. He’s still walking with the Lord, and he’s sharing the gospel with others.
Earl could have died that night in Albuquerque, but he gave his life to Jesus instead. Jesus came to give life. In contrast, the Devil wants you to die. But don’t listen to him. He’s a liar, and he’s
the father of lies (see John 8:44).
Just as He showed Earl, God has a better plan for you, and you can come into a relationship with Him today.
This is for All people in the whole world . .
King James Version (KJV)
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Scripture Prayers of Salvation
Pray the following
John 3:16 … Thank You Lord for loving me so much that You gave Your one and only Son, that when I believe in Him I will not perish but have eternal life. I believe in Jesus with my heart
and I ask you to forgive me of all my sins. I renounce satan and all his works and ways, I choose the truth and disavow satan and all his lies. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord.
… Thank You Lord that when I confess with my mouth Jesus as Lord, and believes in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved. I believe in my heart and accept You as Lord. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord.
Isaiah 45:8, 2 Tim 2:10 … Thank You Lord that salvation will spring up within my heart, that I may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. In the name of Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 3:18 … Thank You Lord that I may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In the name of Jesus Christ.
Psalm 19:10 …
Thank You Lord that I may grow to find Your Word more precious than much pure gold and sweeter than honey from the comb. In the name of Jesus Christ.
Psalm 42:1-2 … Thank You Lord that You will
create within me a hunger, a longing, for You and Your will. Set my heart flames a fire in love with you. Reveal yourself to me. Make me to love you as you love me. In the name of Jesus Christ.