When I mean relationship with God, I am not talking about the boyfriend/girlfriend kind of deal. That would be awkward to say the least. I am talking about an intimate relationship. Think of your best friend and then close your eyes. I'm sure you share secrets, dreams, goals, inside jokes, sad moments, good moments, irritating moments, and know everything about each other. Do you know that Jesus wants to be YOUR friend? Maybe you've been to church or don't believe. I understand. I'm not trying to shove religion down your throat. I am though, offering you an invitation to the greatest relationship you'll ever have, and that's with Jesus. Know this friend: You don't have to. You have a choice. It's not about how Jesus will get mad at you if you decide not to. He'll still love you. But for your own sake, may I submit under your consideration that it's a good choice. You might think that you don't need God in your life. The voids you've been trying to fill with relationships, addictions, people, material things, career positions, degrees, money, sex, fame, etc... Has it worked for you? Do you feel peace when you go to sleep? Let me break this perception of salvation. So, basically you don't have to do anything based in actions or works to gain favor with God. You see salvation is not about how good you are or how many good things you do. It's a free gift we can receive with faith through grace. We all have short from the glory of God because of sin. Sin can't be in the presence of God, so technically speaking we both deserve death. BUT good news is that there is a way to be reconciled with God and that is only through Jesus. The bible says if you confess with your mouth that you believe in Jesus you will be saved.
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God's glorious standard.
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.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Friend, I am not implying you won't ever have hard days or difficult moments. I do promise you that you will have a mentor, father, redeemer, friend, counselor among all other wonderful things 24/7. You will have peace and Visa can't buy that. I prayed a similar prayer to the one I will post below. I prayed it in a bathroom on Valentine's Day 2013. I was depressed and contemplating suicide. My life has radically changed since then.
Will you pray this out loud?
I am a sinner in need of a Savior. I believe you died on a cross for my sins, bearing my shame, blame, guilt, addictions, and broken heart. I believe you rose again to give me new life. Today I turn away from my sin and ask you to cleanse me with your blood. Forgive me. I open my heart. I give you my life. I receive you as Lord and Savior. Fill me with hope, joy, and peace. I pray this in your name Jesus. Amen.
You are now officially a Child of God!!! Congrats!!
I recommend you to be planted in a local church. It will help you in your spiritual journey.
Have a wonderful day!!
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
2 Corinthians 5:17
Can you do me a huge favor? If you prayed this prayer for the first time send me an email or DM on Instagram. @justcallmelolli.
I would love to send you a gift! <3