My life was radically changed when I gave my heart to Jesus, and now I can’t imagine life without Him. You can make Jesus the Lord of you life, too, through a simple prayer, and know without a doubt, that you will be saved!
The first step is to admit you’re a sinner. (Have you ever disobeyed your parents or told a little white lie to someone?) In Romans 3:23-24, the Bible tells us, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” Jesus, Himself, tells us in John 14:6, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
The second step is to believe that Christ died for our sins and was risen again on the third day; the third step is to confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord. Romans 10:9 is very clear about those two steps: “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.”
When we put these three simple steps together in prayer, we can be saved! If you would like to receive salvation, say this heartfelt prayer…
“Lord, God, I admit that I am a sinner in need of a Savior. Please forgive my sins, Lord! I believe that Christ Jesus, Your Son, died for me and that You raised Him to life again.
Jesus, be the Lord of my life from this day forward! Guide me, and help me to walk in Your footsteps. Thank You for choosing to adopt me into Your Kingdom today! In Your Name I pray, Amen.”
Congratulations on being born again like Jesus talks about in John 3 when speaking with Nicodemus. But salvation doesn’t end here! If you don’t already have one, I encourage you to purchase a Bible that you can look to every day for wisdom, guidance, and comfort. The Holy Bible is how You will get to know God on a personal level and learn how to hear His voice.
Remember to pray- all day, every day! Don’t overthink it; it’s just a conversation like you’d have with a parent or best friend. Finally, find a Bible-believing church where the pastor can talk to you about baptism. The next step after repentance is to be baptized, and he or she will be more than happy to help you complete that all-important step!
*TIP* Sometimes, reading your Bible for the first few times can seem overwhelming and maybe even a little intimidating. If you’re not sure where to begin, here are a few suggestions:
- Read the Red! If you purchase a red-letter edition Bible, every word that Jesus ever spoke will be printed or highlighted in the color red. This is a great place to start, because Jesus is the center of God’s whole plan for us! Reading the words of Jesus will change your life!
- See if your Bible has a concordance and/or a topical index. This will help you find all the Scriptures that contain a certain word or all the Scriptures related to a specific topic. A good way to start out using this method is to look up all the verses that pertain to the Holy Spirit!
- There are many free apps you can install right on your smart phone that include reading plans. A popular app, and my personal favorite, is YouVersion. It not only has numerous plans to use, but it also contains several different Bible translations that you can download so you always have access to the Bible anytime, anywhere- even when you’re offline. You might even want to use this app for a little while before purchasing a Bible of your own, so you can decide which is your favorite translation. In addition to a variety of Bible translations and reading plans, YouVersion also has several devotionals to help get your started on your studies.
Thank you for visiting my Jesus & You page, and congratulations again! Happy (Spiritual) Birthday to you! Chances are, you will never forget today’s date and where you were at the time you said that life-altering prayer, and I am blessed to have been a part of it! If you gave your heart to Jesus today, leave a comment below so we can celebrate!