Then we can know and experience God’s love and plan for our lives.
We Must Receive Christ
“But to all who did accept him and believe in him he gave the right to become children of God.” – John 1:12
We Receive Christ Through Faith
“I mean that you have been saved by grace through believing. You did not save yourselves; it was a gift from God. It was not the result of your own efforts, so you cannot brag about it.” – Ephesians 2:8,9
When We Receive Christ, We Experience a New Birth
We Receive Christ by Personal Invitation
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in and eat with you, and you will eat with me.” – Revelation 3:20
Receiving Christ involves turning to God from self (repentance) and trusting Christ to come into our lives to forgive our sins and to make us what He wants us to be. Just to agree intellectually that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He died on the cross for your sins is not enough. Nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. You receive Jesus Christ by faith, as an act of the will.
These two circles represent two kinds of lives:
Which circle best describes your life?
Which circle would you like to have represent your life?
The following explains how you can receive Christ:
You can receive Christ right now by faith through prayer.
Prayer is talking to God. God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart. The following is a suggested prayer:
“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 to be.”
If this prayer expresses the desire of your heart, then you can pray this prayer right now and Christ will come into your life, as He promised.
Does this prayer express the desire of your heart? Did you pray this prayer just now? Please write us an email and let us know. We would love to share this moment with you, help you find answers to any questions you might still have, and celebrate with you!
Also, stop by the Training & Growth page of Campus Crusade for Christ and Starting with God for answers to questions like, “I’m a New Christian…What Next?”