Are you looking for peace? Are you longing to find purpose and reason for your life? Peace and purpose can only be found through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Would you consider the following words and accepting Jesus as your Savior today?
It is Christ’s desire that no one perish, but all would come to know Him as Savior and Lord and
experience eternal life. We at Abundant Heart have this same desire for you. If you have never taken the steps toward making a decision for Christ, the following information will help you know how to be forgiven of sin and ultimately, where you will spend eternity. We are praying you choose Jesus.
A-Acknowledge (or admit) that you have sinned.
The word “sin” actually means “missing the mark” God has set for you. Everyone has missed the mark and, therefore, everyone has sinned. The Bible says, For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23 NIV).
B-Believe in Jesus.
The word “believe” means to have more than “head knowledge” of Jesus. It actually means a belief that leads to an action. That action is placing total trust and faith in Jesus for the forgiveness of your sins. The Bible says, Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved (Acts 16:31 NIV).
C-Confess Jesus as Lord.
The word “confess” means more than to say something. It means to change your thoughts to the thoughts of God. The Bible says, If you say with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and if you believe in your heart that God has raised Christ from death, you will be saved (Romans 10:9 World English).
Coming to know Jesus is as simple as ABC — it may be simple, but it is not a flippant decision; it takes a change of heart. It begins with a simple prayer telling God in your own words that you have failed to live up to His holy standards and need His help to live your life. You can receive Christ right now by faith through prayer. Prayer is simply talking with God who knows your heart and is not as concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart. You can pray the following suggested prayer and sincerely mean it in your heart to receive forgiveness and salvation:
Lord Jesus, I want to know you personally. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I ask You to forgive me of all I’ve done wrong against you and cleanse me. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. I want to follow and obey You all the days of my life. Thank You for forgiving me of my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be. In Jesus name, Amen.
Does this prayer express the desire of your heart? If it does, pray this prayer right now, and Christ will come into your life as He promised. And remember: “God loved the world so very, very much that He gave His only Son. Because He did that, everyone who believes in Him will not lose his life, but will live forever” (John 3:16 World English).
If you have prayed this prayer, you have begun the most exciting journey of your life! But you were not meant to take this journey alone! We would love to partner with you as you begin to grow in your new faith. If you have questions or would like to talk with someone about this new journey in your life contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to celebrate this free gift of peace with you and help you get connected with other believers who will encourage you and help you grow in your new found faith!