Devotions

God’s Free Gift

skyHave You Accepted God’s Free Gift? God loves you so much that he gave his one and only Son Jesus, that whoever believes in Him will not die but have eternal life (John 3:16 NIV). The Bible says in Romans 3:23 that all of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. In other words, we have all missed the mark. But if we will admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, God is faithful and true to His word and will forgive us and wash us clean from everything wrong that we’ve ever done (see 1 John 1:9).

If you have never invited Jesus to be your Lord and Savior,
we invite you to do so now. The Bible promises that when you pray a prayer
like the one written here from your heart, you will experience a new life in
Christ. Simply read it aloud and mean it from your heart. Pray,

Father, I come to You just as I am. There is nothing I can do to earn salvation-I cannot work my way into a right relationship with You.The Bible says that we are saved by grace through faith as a gift from You. I confess that I have sinned against You and others. I ask You to forgive me and wash me clean with the precious, life-giving blood of Jesus Christ, Your Son. I believe that He died for me-He took my sin upon Himself and died on the cross for me. And I believe that He was raised from the dead, giving me power over the enemy. Jesus, I ask You to come live inside of me. I don’t understand everything about being a Christian, but I invite You into my life to help me learn daily how I am to live. Thank You, Father, for Your gift of restoration and eternal life. I am so grateful for Your love and mercy. In Jesus’ name, Amen. (Verses to read John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 10:9,10; 1 Corinthians15:3,4; 1 John 1:9; 4:14-16; 5:1,12,13.)

If you have just prayed this prayer, please let us know. We would like to include you in our prayers and help you begin your new life in Jesus! God’s waiting for you. Come as you are, not as you’re trying to become. He’ll make you what you are to be.

Verse of the Day

“And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” — Hebrews 11:6 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Powered by BibleGateway.com.