I Need and Want a Relationship with God….But How?
God’s Promise to You – New Life
You are not an accident. God Loves You and Wants to not only give you Eternal Life, but also have a relationship with you. God tells you He loves you - "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
Our Problem – Sin
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
The sad truth is that, from the very beginning of time, men and women everywhere have rejected God by doing things their own way. We all do this. We don’t like someone telling us what to do or how to live – least of all God – and so we rebel against him in many different ways. This sin not only separates us from God, but makes us fully deserving of an eternal life without God in a place called Hell.
God’s Provision – Jesus Christ
Though God would be totally just to give us exactly what we deserve; Hell, or eternal separation, from him; we see that God is a loving God. Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Instead of you taking the punishment for your sin, Jesus took it for you by dying on a cross. If you’ve ever told a lie, Jesus became a liar for you on the cross. If you’ve ever stolen something, Jesus became a thief on the cross for you. Instead of you dying for your sins, Jesus died for you. Not only did Jesus die on the cross, but three days after death, He rose again. In other words, He defeated death and promises the same fate for any human being that would put their trust and faith in Him. He is not dead; He is alive. And He is ruling and reigning in heaven now urging all men and women around to globe to repent of their sins and turn to Him.
God’s Plan – Put Your Faith in Jesus
The most important decision in your life will be whether or not you accept Him as your personal Lord and Savior. You must choose forgiveness and a relationship with God. This begins with repentance and turning away from your sins and old life to a new life in Christ.
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. – 2 Peter 3:9
You may think that you need to fix things or make things right in your life before you come to Christ. And many people feel that way, but it’s not true! You will be saved by the grace of God, not because you try to make things right in your life. He wants you to accept this salvation only because He loves you! It is not something to be earned…it is a free gift. All you have to do is to accept Him and confess Him as your personal Lord and Savior.
If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. – Romans 10:9-10
How to become a Christian
If you are ready to accept the gift of eternal life through Jesus, and you truly desire to ask Him into your heart to be your personal Lord and Savior, then pray a prayer like this:
“Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I believe that You died for my sins and rose from the grave so that I might have eternal life in Heaven with You. I willingly repent of my sins and ask you to come into my heart and life. Take control of my words, thoughts, and actions. I place all of my trust in You for my salvation. I accept You as my Lord and Savior, and this free gift of eternal life. Amen.”
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