I don’t believe in God, said Grace.
‘Why’s that? Lara asked.
‘Well, you see, with me, I’d rather see the evidence that proves that there is God before I can believe’, she replied.
‘Oh, okay. I see. But the thing is, with God, He’d prefer you believe in Him first before you can see His doings in your life. And the Bible says in the book of Hebrews 11: 6 (MSG) It’s impossible to please God apart from faith. And why? Because anyone who wants to approach God MUST believe both that he exists and that he cares enough to respond to those who seek him.
This was a real-time conversation that ensued between two people some time ago.
Dear friend, I wonder if you have the same stance as Grace and enjoy your freedom to not believe in anything.
It is not just believing that there is God; it involves giving your life to Him and walking with Him.
I want you to know that beyond the existence of God is His love for you, even before you were born. To show how deep His love is, He gave His Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross of Calvary, shed His blood, rose again and ascended to heaven to prepare a place for us His own people.
Jesus explained this, “I am the Way, I am the Truth, and I am the Life. No one comes next to the Father except through union with me. To know me is to know my Father too. – John 14:6 TPT
Only through Jesus can we come to God.
God is calling you today to come to Him. He has the best plans for you. He knows you because He created you. He has you at heart, and He is willing to give you the best in life. He has a plan for you, the best, way better than what you have for yourself.
It does not matter where or who you’ve been or what has happened to you. You can have those things wiped clean and start on a new slate. Give yourself a new startup experience, a new makeover by the hands of the Maker.
Hebrews 8:12 (TPT) says, ‘For I will demonstrate my mercy to them and will forgive their evil deeds, and never remember again their sins.’
You have done it your way till now;
You have believed in nothing or something else till now;
You have had it good or otherwise till now;
But NOW is the time of change!
The first step towards this beautiful change is by acknowledging your state; we’ve all been there:
- Romans 5:12 (TPT) When Adam sinned, the entire world was affected. Sin entered human experience, and death was the result. And so death followed this sin, casting its shadow over all humanity because all have sinned.
The next step is to acknowledge the sacrifice of Jesus and that by Him only can you be saved:
- Romans 5:8 (TPT) But Christ proved God’s passionate love for us by dying in our place while we were still lost and ungodly!
Moving on, come to Him as you are and confess your sins to Him:
- Romans 10:10 (TPT) The heart that believes in him receives the gift of the righteousness of God—and then the mouth confesses, resulting in salvation.
You combine all these steps by meaningfully and intentionally praying thus:
Lord Jesus, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and that Jesus gave His life for me. I confess my sins before You (mention as many as you remember) and ask you for the forgiveness of sins. Wash me clean with Your blood and make me Your own. I open my heart to You and confess you as my Lord and Saviour. Come and live in my heart, teach me Your ways and father me. I thank you for this great Love You have for me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
If you have said this prayer, well done and congratulations! Welcome into the Kingdom of God. It is not how you physically feel right now that avails you the surety of your salvation but that you mean to go with Jesus. I tell you the whole of heaven rejoices over this choice of yours:
Luke 15:10 – ‘That’s the way God responds every time one lost sinner repents and turns to him. He says to all his angels, ‘Let’s have a joyous celebration, for that one who was lost I have found!’”
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