Accepting the promises of Jesus requires more commitment than just sitting in a dusty church seat once each week you need to take positive action and embrace Jesus as your friend, your lover, your Savior.
I am talking about something that will not only save your life, but also change your life.
If you allow God to work in your life you will find that he will thoroughly clean you on the inside your thoughts and feelings. He will remove the old you and replace it with a new you. You will be a new creation in Christ, re-born as a whole new person.
A commitment to Christ requires a step of faith, an acceptance of the sacrifice which He made for you. In dying on the Cross for us Jesus has washed our sins clean with His blood.
The Bible says: Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land... [Isaiah 1:18-19 NIV]. What a fabulous promise that is!
The Bible also says 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 10:9-10 NIV].
"God didn't save us for a life without pain,
He saved us from a life without meaning!"
If you are ready to make that commitment, if you want to say Yes to Jesus then say the following prayer out loud:
Now you have said this prayer, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me a little of yourself and your circumstances so I can pray for you and possibly offer some further assistance.
Please read my small article When We Are Saved (what should new Christians expect).
Am I Now Saved?
Am I really saved just by confessing that Jesus is my Lord and Savior?
my reply to Matthew
There is no magic in reciting a Sinner's Prayer, or being water baptized, or simply calling yourself a Christian. None of these things will ensure Salvation.
What does ensure Salvation is a commitment to Jesus. Christianity isn't about religion but relationship, a relationship with Jesus, and being obedient to His wishes. That means a change of heart, a change of thinking, a change of lifestyle.
First you must acknowledge Jesus as your Lord and Savior, then you must repent of your sins (doing your utmost not to repeat those sins).
I believe that a new Christian needs fellowship with other Christians, and should (if possible) join a Bible-based church that offers good teaching, and the opportunity to grow in your knowledge of Jesus.
2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV
© Graham Pockett
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2017