No matter how good a life we try to live, we still fall miserably short of being a good person. That is because we are all sinners. We all fall short of God's desire for us to be holy. The Bible says, "No one is good-not even one" (Romans 3:10 NLT). This is because we can not become who we are supposed to be without Jesus Christ.
RECOGNIZE - that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you.
The Bible tells us, "But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while were still sinners" (Romans 5:8 NLT). This is the Good News, that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die in our place when we least deserved it.
REPENT - of your sin.
The Bible tells us to "repent and be converted" (Acts 3:19 NKJV). The word repent means to change our direction in life. Instead of running from God, we can run toward Him.
RECEIVE - Jesus Christ into your life.
Becoming a Christian is not merely believing some creed or going to church on Sunday. It is having Christ Himself take residence in your life and heart. Jesus said, "Behold, I stand at the door (of your life) and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in..." (Revelation 3:20 NKJV)
If you would like to have a relationship with Christ, simply pray this prayer and mean it in your heart.
Dear Lord Jesus,
I know I am a sinner.
I believe you died for my sins.
Right now, I turn from my sins
and open the door of my heart and life.
I confess you as
my personal Lord and Savior.
Thank you for saving me.
Knowing the right thing we should do and yet struggling - failing and doing the
wrong thing. That is our daily challenge and it is the same challenge experienced
by Paul the Apostle. He wrote about this struggle in Romans chapter seven. There is
obviously a place for the law in the life of a believer, even though we are not saved
by any law we follow - we are saved through faith in Christ.