Yes, God loves you and His love is for all people. He desires to have a relationship with you. (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:4-5)
You are a Sinner.
Everyone is born with a nature to sin, and in time will reveal this nature. Opposing God's precepts and ultimately going the other way. As sinners, we basically give up on following God's way and chase after our own sinful desires. (Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:10)
Sin separates you from God.
Sin is the thing keeping you from having a one-on-one relationship with God. God's purpose will never be revealed as long as we continue to live in the realm of sin. Without Jesus' removal of our sin, it guarantees eternal separation from God. The Bible calls this place Hell. (Isaiah 59:2; Romans 3:23)
You cannot save Yourself.
The sin barrier cannot be overcome by our efforts. Impossible to breach regardless, and there is nothing you can do to restore a broken relationship with God. You can't earn salvation, period. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Romans 4:4-5)
God sent his Son, Jesus, to remove that barrier.
Jesus Christ has done what you cannot do yourself. He paid it all. By Jesus taking on the sins of the world upon the cross, dying, and then after the third day rising from the dead demonstrated His payment was acceptable to God. By taking your punishment on Himself, Jesus made a way for a relationship with God. (1 Peter 2:23; Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 10:9)
Through faith, You can receive Jesus Christ.
Rather than trusting your own efforts to reconcile fellowship with God, faith is trusting in what Jesus has done for you. It is allowing Christ to live His life through you that places you into a right relationship with God. It involves repentance or a geniune sorrow and willingness to turn away from sin. (John 14:6; Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9-10)
Through prayer you can trust in Jesus Christ.
Admit to God that you are a sinner. Express sorrow or repentance for your sinfulness. Ask him to forgive your sins, and invite Jesus into your life as Savior and Lord. Commit yourself to live for Him.
If you just prayed to receive Christ for the first time, please shoot us an email to let us know! We would love to hear your story of how Jesus transformed your life. Now that you've taken this first step, know that accepting Christ is really just the beginning of an amazing life-long journey!email