“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 NIV

Read: Romans 10: 9-13

Today is the last day of the San Antonio Rodeo for 2016. Known as the ‘rodeo of all rodeos’, it is a full two and a half weeks of excitement and hundreds of forms of entertainment like no other.

One of the most exciting events of the rodeo is the 8 second wild bull ride. To qualify, the contestant must ride a wild bull with only one hand holding onto a rope and the other hand raised and free for a full 8 seconds. I have no desire to experience it, but it is exciting to watch. Most of the riders never make the full 8 seconds. Many of the cowboys are instantly thrown from the bull and the bull often attacks the rider or the safety clowns.

8 seconds can be life changing!

We can make split second decisions that change our lives forever and the lives of others. Many of our life changing moments take place in much less than 8 seconds.

Have you ever taken an 8 second ride? How about 8 seconds that will change your life for the better and one where you are guaranteed to win? If you have not asked JESUS to be your LORD and SAVIOUR, it only takes 8 seconds.

If you have accepted JESUS before, but have not lived the life HE chose for you, now is your time to pray to HIM and re-commit yourself to GOD THE FATHER, JESUS THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT who is alive inside you.

Today’ prayer: “JESUS, please forgive me of my sins. I accept YOU alone as my LORD and SAVIOUR. Help me to live the life YOU chose for me. Amen!”

0r: “JESUS, please forgive me for not living my life for you. I am re-committing my life to YOU. I will trust and believe YOU to guide my life. Amen.”

It’s the most pleasant and important 8 seconds of your life and will give you a permanent home in Heaven. Don ‘t put it off. Now is the time to invest 8 seconds.