The most important thing in all the world is to come to know Jesus Christ personally. We call that salvation. When it occurs, God wipes away all your sin and writes your name down in His “Book of Life” in Heaven. His Holy Spirit enters you and begins to work within you to guide you, strengthen you, and help you. From that moment on, you are a full child of God and bound for Heaven.
How can it happen? How can I know Jesus Christ personally?
1. The short answer is by REPENTING of your sin and ASKING Jesus Christ to come into your life and become your Lord and Savior. How do you do this? By praying. Just stop what you are doing and speak out loud to Jesus. Something like this:
“Lord Jesus, here I am. I need you. Today, I repent of my sin.
I ask you to forgive me for all the wrongs I have done. You died for
my sins and I sure don’t won’t to have to do it myself. Please cleanse
me and make me pure. And, Jesus, come into my life. Take over my heart
and soul. Rule over me as Lord and Master, from this moment on. Help
me to love you and to serve you for the rest of my life. Thank you for
hearing my prayer. Amen.”
2. If you need a longer answer, it could be because you need to do more “ground work” before praying this prayer. Perhaps you have questions you need answers for, or feel you do not have faith enough. Then, the solution is to open the Bible and start reading. Not just anywhere, but in places that address the matter of faith and belief.
John chapter 3 is a great place. In fact, the entire Gospel of John
is excellent. Why not get a New Testament, and turn to the fourth Gospel
(that’s John) and begin reading. Read for understanding, not to cover
ground. Before you begin reading, pray this little prayer: “Dear Lord,
help me to listen to what you are saying to me.”
If you finish the entire Gospel of John, I suggest you repeat it. It’s so deep with so many insights, I promise you will find more there the second time than the first.
3. Send me an email and let me know either that you prayed the prayer and received Jesus, or that you are reading the Scripture and “on your way.” I will promise to pray for you. That’s all. “No salesman will call,” as the saying goes. I’d just like to know.