Often we disqualify ourselves from God’s love because of our history, faults and failures. The first step is to realize we can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works.
How can we accept what we have not earned? The Bible says that nothing can separate us from the Love of God (Romans 8:31-39). How we choose to receive God’s love is to trust His patient, forgiving and unmerited favour towards us (Ephesians 1:6). Turning our face towards Jesus, He gives us the power to free us from guilt, shame and condemnation, to give us a life of wholeness.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 ESV
The definition of being a Christian is to be a follower of Jesus. Jesus loves you and wants to be in a relationship with you. So to answer the question, "How do I become a Christian?", let's look in the Bible, Romans Chapter 10 verse 9.
If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
It's that simple.
Your first step is to say; "Jesus, I believe you are Lord and Saviour of my life." Believe it in your heart that He died and resurrected from the dead, your sins are forgiven and your relationship with God has begun. When you trust Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, you enter into the fullness of God's love. As you start to understand God's love, you become a new person. Picture it as an adoption into a new family, one where you are loved so unconditionally you grow and become the best person you can be, not because you have to, but because you want to. God's family is huge, without walls and borders, it's limitless. Through His death on the cross, and then coming back from the dead, Jesus took all of your wrong and gave you all of His right. You have just begun the greatest journey of your life!
Prayer is talking to God as you would a close friend. He really hears you, the Holy Spirit will comfort, lead you and guide you. The Bible is God's word and is one of the primary ways He speaks to us. When we pray and read our Bible, the Word becomes alive in us. John chapter 1 reveals to us that Jesus is the Word.
If you believe Jesus is your Lord and Saviour, you can start with this simple prayer;
"Jesus, I am praying this prayer today because I know I need you. Please forgive me of all the things I have done wrong in my past. I declare with my mouth and believe in my heart that You are Lord and Saviour of my life. Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you that I can now walk freely in the plans you have for me. In Your name I pray, Amen."
If you have prayed this prayer, we would love to hear from you! Please share with us so we can join you on your journey.