Nobody likes to be wrong. Nor do we like to be told we are wrong.
Why is that? I’ll tell you why.
We’re a prideful people. We have a sense of achievement about life.
That pride leads to a deep ugly soul disease, as Billy Graham calls it. What’s the name for this disease? Not one of us is immune to it. It strikes every living being.
It is called “sin”. Even if you do not want to admit it, you sin. I sin. We ALL sin. It’s part of our fallen human nature.
Romans 3:23-24 tells us this:
Everyone has sinned and fallen short of God’s glorious standard, and all need to be made right with God by his grace, which is a free gift. They need to be made free from sin through Jesus Christ.
We must confess our sin and repent to make ourselves right with God.
1 John 1:9 says this:
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
The next step for the unsaved is this:
Romans 10:9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and if you believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved. 10 We believe with our hearts, and so we are made right with God. And we declare with our mouths that we believe, and so we are saved.
Yes, it’s as easy as that. The kicker, you must not live your old ways. Leave them at the throne of God. He’s already wiped them away. You get a fresh clean start with Jesus as your savior.
The only reason we would keep our sins and re-live them is because we’re believing the lies of satan. He deceived Eve in the Garden. He is still on the job deceiving us today. One major question I ask myself is this:
What does God’s word, The Holy Bible, say about this? Then I start reading His word, praying on it, and meditating on His word. It’s alive and living among us.
If you confessed, repented, and accepted Jesus as your Savior just now say this prayer:
“Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”
The next steps to take are:
- Find a Bible believing, preaching, and teaching church to worship and fellowship with other believers. This is important because we need community to help us grow spiritually in our faith.
- Tell others about your new faith in God that you’re saved.
- As part of your profession of faith, get baptized.
- Make sure to spend time daily (it doesn’t have to be all day, a few minutes or whatever you’re comfortable with) in God’s word and pray to God.
Please send me a message and share your story with me and so I can pray for and with you.