1. Realize that you are a sinner
No matter how good a life we try to live, we still fall short of God’s standard. That is because we are all sinners. The Bible says, “No one is good-not even one” (Romans 3:10). We cannot become who we are supposed to be without Jesus Christ.
2. Recognize that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you
The Bible tells us, “But God who demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). This is the Good News; that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die in our place when we least deserved it.
3. Repent of your sin
The Bible tells us to repent and be converted. (Acts 3:19) The word repent means to change our direction in life. Instead of running from God, we run toward Him.
4. Receive Jesus as Savior of your soul and Lord of your life
That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9-10)
If you would like to have a relationship with Christ, simply pray this prayer and mean it in your heart:
Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner, I believe you died for my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior.
Thank You for saving me. Amen.
If you just prayed that prayer and meant it, Jesus Christ has now taken residence in your heart! Your decision to follow Christ means God has forgiven you and that you will spend eternity in Heaven. The Bible tells us, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
To put your faith in action, be sure to spend time with God by reading your Bible, praying, going to church, and telling others about Christ. You are not alone! Let us help you grow in your faith. If you have any questions or if we can pray for you, we would love to hear from you!