Five Phases of The Christian Life – Phase 1

You’re lonely and you have this emptiness inside that you can’t seem to fill. Your life seems to be one big ole mess and you just can’t grasp reality. Your world is tumbling down quickly and you might even be in despair. You’ve reached the end of your rope! Good! You are right where God needs you! You’ve come to the end of yourself!

Now what? First you must understand that you are a sinner and you need forgiveness. Yes you are a sinner! The bible tells us “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23 NKJV)

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.” (1 John 1:9‭-‬10 NKJV)

Simply put, if you have ever told a lie, you are a sinner. If you have ever used God’s name in vain, you are a sinner. If you have ever disobeyed any laws, you are a sinner. Maybe you know the ten commandments because you’ve seen the movie and can honestly say you’ve missed the mark and you’ve disobeyed God’s law! Guess what? You’re a sinner and you’re not alone.

I too am a sinner, just like everybody else in this world! Just like the guy or girl standing next to you. But you can be forgiven! God loves you, God loves me. God can and will forgive you just like He forgave me. God wants all of His creation to come to the saving knowledge of His Son Jesus Christ.

You might say, big deal! Who cares? Well, God cares and you should too! Without God in your life there is only one direction to go and that’s down! Straight down the path to destruction, and inevitability straight to hell! Yes! Straight to hell! But wait! You can change all that! You can change your eternal destination! And you can do so right now! Simply repeat after me…

Dear God,
I admit that I am a sinner and I need your Son Jesus in my life! I believe that He died on a cross, was buried and then rose from the grave on the third day. I believe that Jesus did all this to be a sacrifice for my sins, past present and future. I believe that Jesus is alive and is amongst His children. Father God I ask for your forgiveness and I ask that you would come into my life. I need you, I need Jesus! Make it so! Guide me, teach me, give me life! I ask these things in Jesus name, amen.

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