“Look! Here I stand at the door and knock. If you hear me calling and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal as friends.” - Revelation 3:20
But how do I take a leap of faith into the arms of Jesus?” you ask. “I want to go to heaven. I want to get down ff my fence, but I need help. Show me how.”
First of all, you have to understand four basic things. The first is the fact of sin. Believing you are a sinner means acknowledging that you are not perfect. Having said yes to that, the second thing you need to do is believe that your sin has separated you from a holy God. The third question is: Do you believe God loves you so much that he sent Jesus to save you from the consequences of your sin? If you can say yes to that question, then the last thing you need is to ask God to forgive your sin, come into your life, and write your name in his book in heaven. If you do not know how to ask him, make this prayer your own. “Dear Jesus, I believe you are a holy God, and I realize I am sinful. Forgive me. I want to go to heaven. Thank you for dying to make that possible. Come into my life, Lord Jesus, by your Holy Spirit.”
Did you say it? Did you mean it? Then it is done! You are saved! He said so, and God is a perfect gentleman, so you can trust his word! Thank him—right now!
For Further Study: Revelation 3:14-22
Excerpted from The One Year Devotions for Women, Copyright ©2000 by Jill Briscoe. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers. All rights reserved.
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