Invitation to Know Jesus Personally
God wants each of us to experience a life that has meaning, direction, love, and peace. God makes this kind of life possible through a personal relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ.
Before you accept Jesus as your Savior, here are five truths that will help you understand God’s desire for you:
1. God has a plan for your life.
God created you and has good plans for your life. To know those plans, you must know God personally.
2. God’s plan gives meaning.
Many people seek meaning and purpose in their life. But never find it because they look for meaning in the wrong things and the wrong people. When you follow God’s plans for your life, the most important of which is to know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you will find meaning and purpose in all that you do.
3. God’s plan gives direction.
Without God’s direction, you may not know what to do with your life. You may try a lot of things, hoping to find meaning in each one. But if you have God in your life, He will lead you and show you how to make your life count for Him and His Kingdom.
4. God’s plan brings peace.
When you follow Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you will be at peace with God. You will also be filled with God’s peace. So when troubles come, you will be able to have peace as you endure hardships.
5. God’s plan is for you to live with Him in Heaven.
Sin had separated the entire human race – including you – from God. But God did not want sin to keep people from having a relationship with Him. He provided a way in which people could be cleansed of their sins and live with Him in Heaven forever. He gave His only Son, Jesus, as the perfect payment for everyone’s sins.
Here are three things you must do in order to know Jesus personally as your Lord and Savior:
Recognize that you are a sinner
Everyone is a sinner, no one deserves eternal life with God in Heaven. No one can work hard enough to earn this life. God gives eternal life to everyone who believes that Jesus Christ is His Son. Before you can appreciate what Jesus has done for you, you need to recognize that you are a sinner in need of God’s forgiveness. If you never acknowledge this, you will never receive God’s forgiveness for your sins. And you will never enter into Heaven.
Ask Jesus to forgive you.
If you recognize that you are a sinner, then you may be ready to ask Jesus to forgive you.
Do you believe that Jesus is the eternal Son of God, who died to pay for your sins?
If you do and you have never thanked Christ for dying for you, thank Him right now:
Turn away from your sins.
As a Christian, you may sin from time to time. But you should not continue to live a sinful lifestyle. Putting your faith in Jesus means that you are willingly turning away from your old sinful nature. It also means that you are living to please God. You can live to please God by obeying every one of the commands He has given in the Bible. If you obey God, you can be sure that you are a Christian and will one day have eternal life in Heaven
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