God knows you...whether you have ever spoken, prayed, recognised God in any way, or not. And God wants to be part of your life. God created you unique and loves you passionately.
God has great plans for us and the world we are part of! God wants to change the world and our lives so they might have purpose, love and hope.
He asks us to join with his plans through accepting Jesus into our lives. God wants relationship with us, wants us to fully commit to him as he fully commits to us.
God has shown us his care and intentions by coming into the world Himself as Jesus and being willing to die so that we can be forgiven for all our mistakes and wrong and live in full relationship with God.
So does Jesus care about you? Yes he does! How do we know this?
Our failures and shortcomings, our sin has separated us from God and we can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. So how can we accept what we have not earned? The Bible says that nothing in all of creation can separate us from the Love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. And to accept God’s love is to trust his patient, forgiving and gracious stance towards us. Only He has the power to free us from guilt, shame and condemnation to give us a life of wholeness. All we have to do is turn to Him.
A new beginning...To be made whole, or to be saved is to submit to God and his plan and purpose for our lives. It is a turning from our old ways and turning to Jesus, to ask him for forgiveness from our sins and to give us new life in Him.
Romans 10:9 says that “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Salvation is God’s free gift to us and we become His children.
It is an irrevocable acceptance into the family of God and it is an empowerment to live life wholly and fully with the purpose of reflecting God to the rest of His creation.
If you are not sure whether you are right with God or you know in fact that you need Jesus in your life, you can choose to follow Him right now by praying a prayer of surrender to Jesus.
Dear Jesus, I’m praying this prayer because I know that I have done wrong by living without you. I am sorry and I trust that you will forgive me. I accept your love and grace for me and ask that you would be my Lord. Help me believe in you and love you every day, and help me to show the world what you are like and how great your love is.
In Jesus Name. Amen.
Congratulations! To pray these words with a open heart to Jesus is the beginning of the most important voyage you will ever embark on: the journey to follow Jesus. Please let us know if you’ve just made a commitment to Jesus and let us support you in your journey.