If you have been around these parts for a while you would know that Mr. Big Truck and I are both believers in Jesus Christ. We believe that he died on the cross for our sins. We believe that he rose again on the 3rd day and he is alive and living. We both have a personal relationship with Jesus and rely on him for everything. We know that when we die we will be reunited with Jesus and have eternal life. I am not trying to push my beliefs on anyone but what I am doing is just sharing Jesus with you.
So what does this all mean? It means we were once lost and now we are found. It means that we are sinners but because Jesus died on the cross for our sins and your sins we have been forgiven and we can live in harmony with Jesus.
We as humans have free will. God gave us all this free will. Because of this free will we do things that does not make God happy called sin. Our sin keeps us separated from God. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23 The only way to get back to God is to seek forgiveness of our sin and seek a personal relationship with Jesus. God created us and he created us to have a relationship with Him. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’ Genesis 1:27-28
Jesus said, “I have come in order that you might have life, and might have it abundantly.” John 10:10
When we know and love God we find that our lives run so much smoother. We find that we have a peace and we have hope. We have purpose and we have confidence. We have so so much. When we are right with God our lives are peaceful. When we are not right with God our lives are chaotic. We have problems in every area of our lives. I know I can say from personal experience this is so so true. When I am in close communication with God life is great! When I start to slip and fall away there is so much turmoil and chaos.
So how does one “fix” this problem?
Jesus is the solution to all of our sin and problems!
Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through me. John 14:6
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
God sent Jesus to be our savior! But what does this mean? What does God want us to do?
You have to admit that you are a sinner and that you can not save yourself. There is nothing you or I can do on our own apart from Jesus to give us eternal life.
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is a gift of God; not as a result of works…Ephesians 2:8-9
You have to believe that Jesus died to pay for your sins. You have to believe that the blood of Christ was and is your sacrifice. You have to believe that he rose again on the third day and he is alive today.
That 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. Romans 10:9
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to meant by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12
Receive God’s free gift of salvation.
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
Yes friends it is really that simple! I recently when through a church membership class and in it there was this awesome example prayer that I am going to share with you. If you are ready to give your life to Jesus and start following him please pray this prayer or a prayer on your own that is similar to this…
Thank you for making me and loving me, even when I have ignored you and gone my own way. I realize I need you in my life and I am truly sorry for my sins. I repent. I ask you to forgive me. Thank you fro dying on the cross for me. Please help me to understand it more. As much as I know how, I want to follow you from now on. Please come into my life and make me a new person inside. I accept your gift of salvation. Please help me to grown now as a Christian. In Jesus name, Amen.
If and when you do decide it is time to give your life to Jesus please reach out and let me know and lets connect! If you are not ready to commit yet and you have questions please reach out and lets connect as well! I would love to chat more and help you get there!