God has done His part. Jesus gave His own life as a punishment for OUR sin. We didn’t deserve it. It wasn’t ‘fair’ but that’s how much God loves you.
But now you have to decide if you want to accept this gift of forgiveness, this promise of eternal life. If you want to be free from the punishment you brought on yourself by not doing things God’s way, you need to decide to surrender to God and do things His way from now on. You need to believe that He exists, that He loves you and that He died for you.
Romans 10:9-10 says “…if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
The choice is yours. You still have free will, just the way God created you. You can surrender your life to God, the creator of the universe who loves you more than anyone else ever will and only wants the best for you, or, you can walk away and face the inevitable consequences. Deuteronomy 30:19-20 sums it up like this “This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him.”
If you want to know this forgiveness and know this God who created you for relationship with Him. If you want to have that separation between you and God removed and have the punishment and guilt of all the wrong things you’ve ever done wiped away, then you can, right now! Just say this prayer and if you are sincere, God will see your heart and save you.
Dear God, Thankyou that You died for me and want the best for me in every situation. I’m sorry for ignoring You and doing things my way.
I realise now that my sin has hurt You and the people around me and for this, I am truly sorry.
Thankyou Jesus that You came and took the punishment for my sin. Thankyou that you gave your life for me.
Please forgive me and help me now as I decide to live only for You. Amen
[Used, with permission, from The4Points.com, Copyright: The4Points.com]