God loves you
To return to your original position as God’s friend, son and companion, there are a few steps which you must follow.
He loves you.
First, you must recognise that you have sinned and you deserve God’s judgement. God also Loves you so much that He gave His Son, Jesus to die on the cross for you to rescue you from eternal judgment. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3: 16
Secondly, you must repent of your sins. Jesus said: “Except you repent, you shall…perish” (Luke 13: 3). He also said, “Repent and Believe” (Mark 1: 15). You may have done a lot of “unforgivable” things in your life, even things that only you know about. You may have killed, lied, stolen, borne false witness or even worse things. All those things cease to matter the minute you allow God to take over your life. Now, repentance does not just mean being sorry for the past. To be sorry is not enough. You must turn from your past behaviour, thoughts and actions, and try with His help not to repeat them.
Thirdly, you must receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. John 1:12 says –
“But as many, as received Him, to them He gave power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.” This means that you accept God’s offer of Love, Mercy, and Forgiveness. You must stop trying to save yourself. You must trust, believe and rely on Him completely, without reservation.
Fourthly, anyone can make a promise without really meaning it. It is important that your heart is opened to receive Jesus. Before you proceed, ask yourself “am I serious about this?” It is important to emphasise that merely chanting the prayer below will not acknowledge you before God. Please take the prayer serious and open your heart to God. God sees your heart. If your heart truly yearns for him, then he will welcome you with open arms.
Dear God, I thank you for keeping me until this day. I acknowledge that I have sinned against You. I am willing to turn away from my sins. However, I know that I cannot do it on my own and I need your help. Thank you for sending Jesus to die for someone like me, I receive and acknowledge Jesus Christ as my Saviour. I confess Him as Lord over my life. I invite Jesus into every area of my life. From this moment on I want to live for you, Lord. Grant me the grace Lord. In Jesus’ name.
Live for him.
Now that you have prayed to God, you need to start living for him. Do everything with God in mind. He is your father. Ask him to help you to do his will always. Buy a Christian Bible and read it. Find a Church that preaches the true and undiluted word of God. Remember to share the good news of Jesus with your friends and family.
Remain ever blessed