Maybe you’ve been reading this blog for a while and the idea of a relationship with Jesus intrigues you. Maybe you’re wondering how God can make a daily difference in your life, too. The great news is that He can!
The story of God’s great love for people begins in Genesis, the first book of the Bible. In the beginning, God created us to reflect His image and to have a relationship with Him (Genesis 1:27). We were created good, but then sin entered the world. Instead of believing that God had their good in mind, Adam and Eve (the first man and woman) believed a lie and chose to sin and try to live life without God.
As a result of that sin, we could no longer be in relationship with God because God is perfect and hates sin, but God loves us so much that He sent His son Jesus to this earth to pay the penalty for our sin by dying on the cross, taking the punishment that should have been ours. This means that we can now have a relationship with Him. Through Jesus, we can know the promise of eternal life and the joy of knowing God right here on this earth.
Because of Jesus’s death on the cross and His bodily resurrection three days later, the only thing we have to do to have that relationship with Jesus is to admit we are sinners, ask for God’s forgiveness, believe He died and rose again for us, and invite Him into our lives as our Savior.
Romans 3:10 says, “As it is written, there is none righteous, not even one.” Not one of us is good enough to enter heaven on our own. That’s because just one sin keeps us from God’s presence.
Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Even though all of us have sinned and the price for sin is eternal separation from God, there is wonderful hope. Romans 6:23 says, “for the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
It’s because of Christ’s love for us, that we have this hope of salvation. Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Salvation is a very simple process. In Romans 10:9, 10 says, “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved, for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.”
Anyone can be saved. Romans 10:13 says, “For whoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.”
There is nothing we can do on our own to save ourselves. It is a free gift available to everyone. Ephesians 2: 8,9 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves it is the gift of God; not the result of works, so that no one may boast.”
You do not have to pray a specific prayer. This is just an example of what a prayer for salvation looks like.
Lord, I confess that I have sinned against You and ask You to forgive me. I’m sorry that my sin has hurt You and other people in my life. I acknowledge that I could never earn salvation by my good works, but I come to You and trust in what Jesus did for me on the cross.
I believe that You love me and that Jesus died and rose again so that I can be forgiven and come to know You. I ask You to come into my heart and be Lord of my life. I trust You with everything, and I thank You for loving me so much that I can know You here on earth and spend the rest of eternity with You in heaven.
In Jesus name,
If you choose to pray and accept Christ as your Savior, please tell a pastor or a Christian friend who can help you begin your walk with God by finding a good church and learning more about who God is and what it means to belong to Him.
I’d love to hear from you if you have accepted Christ as your Savior. I want to pray for you and support you. After all, we are now sisters. 🙂