Would you like to receive God’s forgiveness?
If you trust that God really can take away your sin and erase all your past history. He promises to guide you through life’s challenges and enable you to live a pure, holy life: “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).
We can’t earn this salvation; there is nothing we can do by our own power to deserve it. We are saved by God’s grace when we have faith in his Son, Jesus Christ. You need to simply and honestly acknowledge that you are a sinner, that Jesus died to cleanse you of your sins, and ask His forgiveness. God already knows you and loves you beyond what you can imagine! God is ready to extend forgiveness that will release you from your burdens. Are you ready?
Praying to an unseen God can be intimidating at first. Eventually, it will feel as natural as breathing. Start by simply talking to him. A prayer like this is the beginning of accepting the wonderful gift of salvation in Jesus Christ:
“Jesus Christ, I know I have messed up in my life. I have sinned, and that has created a barrier between you and me. I need your forgiveness. I know I can’t do it on my own. I want to turn away from everything that I know is wrong. Right now, I choose to trust in you. I choose to accept your free gift of eternal life, and I believe that your sacrificial death freed me from this sin-baggage I have carried for so long. Please come into my life, renew me, love me, and stay with me forever. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Amen.”
When you welcome God into your life, he in turn will give himself fully to you, no strings attached. It is because of Jesus Christ’s act of utter selflessness, when he made the ultimate sacrifice for us, that we are able to have this kind of authentic relationship with him.