Realize... You can't get right with God if you haven't any
real sense of need for Him, so the first step is to admit that there's an emptiness, a
deep inner longing for life and reality that all your friends and the world around you
simply cannot satisfy. You may have your act pretty much together, or you may have made a
mess of your life, but the longing is still there... you need Jesus.
Repent... It's an old-fashioned word, but it's the only
solution to a problem that's been around ever since Adam and Eve. You need forgiveness of
your sins just like they did. You've been living for yourself instead of God, you've
broken His commandments, and failed to do the right thing again and again. You may have
tried a few times, but you just couldn't find it in you to really carry on for the Lord.
This time do it His way: humble yourself, ask His forgiveness, and ask Him to help you
walk with Him.
Receive... Jesus Christ died for your sins on the cross
nearly 2000 years ago. It's a historical fact. He rose again from the dead and He's alive
today. He wants to have a personal relationship with you, as He has with millions of
others down through the years. Receive Him. Accept what He did for you, and ask Him into
your heart and life. You'll never be the same, and you'll never regret the decision to
walk with Jesus and be right with God.
Lord Jesus, I do realize my need for you, and I ask you to
forgive me of all my sins, and help me to walk as you'd have me to. Please come into my
heart and life and be my Lord and Savior. I ask it in Your name. Amen.