How To Receive Christ?
Are you tired? Are you looking for true happiness and peace of mind? Have you felt heartache and desperation in your life? Here are a few simple steps leading to forgiveness and new life. Read them, act upon them, and allow the love of Jesus Christ to remake you into the person He wants you to be.
1. Believe that Christ is your friend and that He cares about you
“Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you” (1 Peter 5:7)
“For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending out life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:3-5 NAS).
“Jesus … said unto them, ‘They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” (Mark 2:17).
“For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost” (Matthew 18:11).
2. Call upon Him now for help – NOW!
“For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: For the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:11-13). “Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yokes easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).
3. Believe Him to save you from sin, depression and fear.
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hearest my word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life” (John 5:24).
“If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9).
“Who (the Father) hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son” (Colossians 1:13).
“God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).
4. Believe He will cleanse you and make you over again.
“But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the Blood of Jesus cleanseth us from all sin … If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:7,9).
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away: behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
5. Confess Him as your Lord and Savior.
“Whosoever therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32,33)
“Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God” (1 John 4:15).
“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:10).
6. Trust Him with simple, child-like faith.
“And Jesus called a little child unto Him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you. Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven” (Matthew 18:2,3)
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6).
“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1).
Pray this simple prayer, in faith, believing He will hear you and answer:
Dear Lord Jesus, with my mouth I confess my sins, my emptiness, my selfishness. Forgive me; cleanse my heart and give me a new beginning. I receive You as the Lord of my life. Here and now, I determine to trust you with my life. And with Your help, I will let You recreate me into a new person. I believe what the Bible says is true, and I’ll act upon it. Jesus, wash me, cleanse me, make me new, be my very best friend. In Your name I pray, Lord Jesus. Amen.
You have just made the most important decision in your life! Jesus has come into your heart. He will be your best friend. Make time to talk with Him daily. Read His Word, the Bible, regularly. He will speak to your heart and lead you all the days of your life, if you continue to seek Him.
If you live in the Gulf Coast come visit Haven House Mission Church or join another strong Christian church in your community for Bible study and fellowship.