A real Christian is someone who has made Jesus the Lord of his life. The No.1 priority.
make Jesus your priority? Because Jesus made us his top priority he
gave his life for us. And in exchange for our commitment to him, he
gives useverything that really matters. We can't sit on the fence.
Jesus himself says in the Bible that he will spit lukewarm or
halfhearted followers out of his mouth! (Revelation 3:15-16).
much room for complacency for any of us there. But why bother, you
might say. Because we need saving. A drowning man would be stupid to say
to the rescuer holding out a hand to save him, I'll think about
putting all my trust in you one day or Well, I'm not sure I need saving
really, I don't know if I'm going to drown or not, or I'm not sure you
are the real rescuer. I'll wait and see what other people say? But
saving from what? Everyone has made mistakes and done wrong. All have
sinned, says the Bible. God will not allow ANY sin into heaven, so
people must be completely clean. But hang on a minute, you say, no one's
perfect? So how can we ever get into heaven? And you're perfectly
right, no one can get into heaven on their own merit. God does not work
on a do the best you can basis. He doesn't weigh up our good works and
bad works and see if the scales tip in the right direction. He demands
that full and proper justice be done.
No one in court could
expect a judge to waive the sentence for any crime on the basis of the
prisoner promising to do the best he can. The brilliant principle on
which a holy yet merciful God operates is substitution. In the days of
corporal punishment, identical twin boys at attended a school in
Glasgow. One had a weak heart , but few people knew about it. One day
the ill twin kicked a ball through the window of the headmaster's
office. The other twin bravely volunteered to go to the headmaster,
taking his brother's place, because he knew the punishment would be
severe. He received three painful whacks and on the third one the pain
was so intense that he broke into tears.
But he was glad because
he knew he had saved his brother from it all. The boy became a
substitute, taking his twin's punishment. This is what Jesus did when he
died on the cross. He willingly allowed himself to be killed, so that
we can live. But you must ask him to become your personal rescuer or
Savior, otherwise the death of Christ cannot apply personally to you.
Good medicine on a bedside table is no use to a dying man unless he
takes it. How to become a Christian?
Jesus will change your life for ever, but the actual steps you take to
begin are as easy as ABC. If you would like to know Jesus for yourself,
be certain that your sins are forgiven and that one day you will go to
heaven, follow these three easy steps, talking to God in your own words?
A - Admit that you have done wrong. The Bible says, "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).
- Believe that Jesus died so that you can be forgiven, and ask God to
forgive you: God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life
(John 3:16) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will
forgive us our sins? (1 John 1:9).
C - Commit yourself to living
God's way from now on Jesus said, "Whoever follows me will never walk in
darkness, but will have the light of life" (John 8:12). Following Jesus
is not always an easy road, but it's the best decision you will ever
In a humble prayer, ask Jesus to become your Savior today. You
can follow these simple guidelines:
"Lord Jesus, I need You. Thank You for dying on the cross
for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and
Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take
control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me
Does this prayer express the
desire of your heart? If it does, I invite you to pray this prayer right
now and Christ will come into your life, as He promised.