The Bible says, “God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never really die.” John 3:16 God, the maker of all things, loves you and has a unique and wonderful plan for your life. He even gives you this promise in the Bible: “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
There is one obstacle preventing God from establishing a relationship with us–sin. It is something we all have in common–because we were all born with it. In the Bible, Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned we all fall short of God’s glorious standard..” All of us have done, said or thought things that are wrong – and our sin separates us from God.
The good news is that, about 2,000 years ago,
Jesus is the Son of God. He lived a sinless life and then died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. “God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him.” Romans 5:8
Jesus rose from the dead and now He lives in heaven with God His Father. He offers us the gift of eternal life — of living forever with Him in heaven if we accept Him as our Lord and Saviour. Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except by Me.” John 14:6
God reaches out in love to you and wants you to be His child. “As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe on His name.” John 1:12.
You can choose to ask Jesus Christ to forgive your sins and come in to your life as your Lord and Saviour.
To begin your relationship with God you must begin by praying (which is simply talking to God). We have included an example of a simple prayer that will help you know what you can say. The words are not as important as your attitude.
“God, I realise I need a Saviour. I confess that I have sinned and I know that my sin will keep me out of heaven. I realise there is not one single thing I can do to earn my way into Your heaven. Right now I am placing all, 100 percent of my trust, in Christ’s death on the cross and resurrection from the dead as payment for my sin. I now accept you as my Lord and Saviour, and I commit my life to you. Thank you for forgiving me and giving me your Holy Spirit.”
If you prayed this prayer, record today’s date – this is the most important decision you will ever make.
Ready for the next step……