May I Introduce You?
DO YOU KNOW MY BEST FRIEND?
I met someone a while back and it totally changed my life. A carpenter turned itinerate preacher who never travelled more than 200 miles from home. He rocked my world almost 20+ years ago and He’ll rock yours too, if you let Him!
Dear reader, do you truly know Jesus as your Lord? Not just Saviour – nowhere does the Bible tell you to trust Him as Saviour – but Lord? Lords control everything in the neighbourhood. Are you ready to surrender your whole life? Holding nothing back?
If you’ve not yet accepted Him and all He offers, please consider your choices. They have eternal consequences. You may already know that everyone breathing has ‘sinned and fallen short’ of God’s righteous standards, Romans 3:23. We’re human.
We were born into this sin-sick world and have broken His commandments. The penalty for breaking His law is death. But death isn’t the end. You were created with a body but you also possess a spirit, the part of you will live forever. My question is – where?
The great thing is that you get to choose your final destination. Ignore Him if you choose but you’ll spend eternity separated from a loving heavenly Father who gave His life for you, and your life will be a literal hell. Or you can accept His gift, Jesus, His Son, who took your place and paid for all you ever have and ever will do wrong; then you’ll spend forever with Him, in heaven. You probably know John 3:16 says: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. I’m a ‘whosoever’. So are you. No prerequisites, other than sin.
There’s something people call “the Romans Road”. Karified version? If you ask Him to be Lord of your life and truly mean it, then if you believe in your heart that He is who He says He is and He can do what He says He can do, you get to be His kid. Make peace with God, give your all, and watch Him turn it into something beautiful. Pray this prayer out loud with me:
Heavenly Father, I know I’m a sinner. I’ve broken Law, and my choices have separated myself from You. I want to know You for real, personally and intimately. I believe You love me and sent Your Son to die just for me. I believe Jesus is the Son of God, He died on the cross, and He was raised to life after 3 days. I confess my sins to You and ask You to forgive me and cleanse me from them all. Come into my life and make me Yours. I choose today to follow You. Change my life, and make me new. Thank You Lord for giving Your Son, the best gift You have. In Jesus’ name, amen.
If you said these words, sincerely and on total faith, you have His promise you are now in His family! Yeah! I’m so happy for you! You may not feel a thing but God doesn’t always come through feelings. The Christian life is a walk of faith; feelings will lie to you in a heartbeat!
The next step is to go find you an authentic for real church. Get baptized. Tell someone you love about the decision that you just made. Choose wisely. Pick a friend who will help you start your new life right. Read His love letter to you, written in His own words, the Bible. Talk to God in prayer every day. He’ll talk back. He will.
Would you please let me know if you did? I want to join the party!
God says the angels rejoice in heaven when someone gives Him their life. In hood speak that would be, “Party Time!!!” That’s 21st century, “rejoice”! I’d love to party with you. In a good way. And it would be cool to personally welcome you into the family. With His presence in your life, you’ll never be the same! Pinky promise!