1 Recognize that you're a sinner.
First, you must admit your spiritual need: "There is none righteous, no, not one" (Romans 3:10). We can't make excuses or blame others and our circumstances for our actions. "For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God" (Romans 3:23).
2 Acknowledge that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you.
"For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God..." (I Peter 3:18). Jesus paid the price for your sin. The Apostle Paul said, "...the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me" (Galatians 2:20).
3 Repent of your sins.
The word "repent" means "to change your direction." The Bible tells us, "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord" (Acts 3:19). God commands us to repent. You must be willing to turn away from the things that displease God.
4 Accept Jesus as your savior.
Jesus said, "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest"(Matthew 11:28). It is essential that you come to Jesus as you are. Don't try to "clean up your life" before you come to God. Instead, receive Him and allow Him to do the "cleansing." Jesus said, "All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out" (John 6:37).
After reading this, if you're ready to take the next step, please say the prayer below.
Lord Jesus, I recognize that I need you in my life. Thank you for accepting me just as I am. Forgive me for my sins. I receive you as my personal Lord and Savior and I commit to putting you first in my life. In Jesus name, Amen.
If you did, there is no need to worry that God did not hear you. His word promises us that "everyone who calls on the name of Lord will be saved". If you prayed this prayer of repentance, you have entered into a relationship with God. You are now His child! We rejoice with you.
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