Admit You Are A Sinner

Romans 3:23 (NIV) “ for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”

When the Bible says, “everyone has sinned; we all fall short,” it means that in our thoughts, words, and actions, none of us have lived up or are even capable of living up to God’s standard of holiness. And our sin not only causes us to be separated from God now, but for all of eternity.

Ask For Forgiveness

Romans 6:23 (NASB) “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

No amount of personal effort, good works, or religious deeds can earn us a right relationship with God. If the bad news is that our sin separates us from God, then the good news is that God did something to address this separation. Jesus gave His life to pay the penalty for our sin.

Romans 5:8 (NIV) “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

God’s invitation to live your life in relationship with Him begins with you trusting Jesus with your sin problem. Faith in Jesus enables us to enter into a personal relationship with God where we experience his love, care, and provision. He begins the process of changing our character and enabling us to live and respond as He would. We respond by deciding to trust in Jesus alone to restore our broken relationship with God.

Jesus tells us that He is the only way to God and the very LIFE of God himself.

John 14:6 “…I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Accept Him As Savior, Acknowledge Him As Lord

Romans 10:9-10 (NIV) “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. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”

Pray a prayer like this:

“God, I admit I am a sinner and need a savior. Thank you Jesus for dying on the Cross to pay for my sin; Forgive my sin. I accept you as my Savior and acknowledge You as my Lord. In Jesus name, Amen!”

If this is truly the attitude of your heart, you are now in relationship with God. He has made you a member of His family. Colossians 1:13-14 states it well:

Colossians 1:13-14 (NASB) “For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”