Finding Your Way Back Home to God![/text_divider]
Jesus? Why do I need Him?
It’s simple, because Jesus loves you! He wants nothing more than to have a relationship with you, He want to give you a new life that’s full of joy and full of purpose. Why in the world would you need Jesus in your life?
1. Because you have a past that, if it’s like mine, has lots of blemishes in it.
The scripture says: “There is nobody living right, not even one, nobody knows the score, nobody alert for God. They have all taken wrong turns; they’ve all wandered down blind alleys. No one’s living right; I can’t find a single one.” (Romans 3:10-12– The Message)
The problem is, none of us can go back and fix the past, the good news is, that God can “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). He can go into those places that are full of darkness and hit the reset button, totally restore what was wrong. God can give you a totally new life in Him if you will allow Him to!
2. Because you need a true Friend.
Jesus knows the worst things about you, but He still believes the best. That’s exactly what a best friend does! But why does He chose to see you this way? Because he doesn’t see you in your current state, rather, he sees you the way you will be when He’s all done changing you! Wow! That’s powerful! John 15:15 says “I’ve named you friends because I’ve let you in on everything I’ve heard from my Father.” (The Message)
3. Because He is the author of the future.
Seriously, who else could you put your trust in? God makes you safe and secure—today, tomorrow and every day for the rest of eternity. “For I know the plans I have for you….plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. (Jeremiah 29:11-13 TLB)
4. Because we all need a leader we can put our trust in!
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Matthew 11:28-30 – The Message) That’s the message of Jesus, one where He does the heavy lifting and you get to go along for the ride!
How do you start a personal relationship with Jesus? It’s simple, you start by talking to God – say something like this:
“Lord Jesus, I invite you into my life. I believe You died for me and that Your blood pays for my sins and provides me with the gift of eternal life. By faith, I receive that gift, and I acknowledge You as my Lord and Savior. I want to learn what it means to follow you! Amen.”
Way to go! That’s the first step in having a relationship with Jesus. When God adopts us He gives us eternal life with him after we die and a full on adventurous life with Him while we live!
Professing faith in Jesus is the beginning! Your next step is to get Baptised at a local church or by a Christian friend. Please take a second and share with us the decision you just made so we can pray for you and encourage you!