Know that God loves you and desires a relationship with you.
"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.” John 3:16
Recognize that your sin has separated you from God.
"All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
"The wages of sin is death" [spiritual separation from God]. Romans 6:23
Jesus Christ is God’s only solution for our sin. Through Jesus we experience God’s love and forgiveness.
Jesus Died For Us.
"God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
Jesus Rose From the Dead
"Christ died for our sins...He was buried...He was raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures...He appeared to Peter, then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred...” 1 Corinthians 15
Jesus Is the Only Way to God
"Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.'” John 14:6
We must receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and if we do this – God cleanses us Romans 10:9,10
We Must Receive Christ
Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God - John 1:12
We Receive Christ Through Faith
"By grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.” Ephesians 2:8
We Receive Christ by Personal Invitation
[Christ speaking] "Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him.” Revelation 3:20
Receiving Christ involves repenting (turning from your sin) and turning to God and trusting Jesus Christ to forgive you of your sins. It’s not enough to just agree mentally that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died for your sins. You receive Jesus Christ by faith, as an act of the will. – Luke 5:32 and Romans 10: 9, 10
You can receive Christ right now by faith through prayer
Prayer is simply talking to with God. God doesn’t make a big deal about the words you choose as much as He does about the attitude of your heart. Here’s a simple prayer but feel free to use your own words as you express your desire for Christ to come into your life.
"Father, I need You. Thank You for sending your Son Jesus Christ to die for my sins. Come into my life, I confess Jesus as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of my life. I surrender my heart, mind and body to you – fulfill Your purposes through me...”
If you prayed this prayer and sincerely meant it then Christ will come into your life as He promised.