HOPE CHANGES EVERYTHING
For those of you who are not Born Again, there is a simple prayer you can say. It doesn't require elaborate words, just a sincere and open heart......... John 3;3 says, "Unless a man is born again, he can not enter the Kingdom of Heaven". He's waiting - He's listening, and He longs to have a personal relationship with you.......... Just pray:
"Jesus, I admit I am a sinner, and I ask You to come into my heart as Lord and Savior. Forgive me, change me, make me new. I surrender my life to You. In Jesus Name, Amen".
You will be amazed at what He will do for you. He knew you while you were in your mothers womb. Jeremiah 1;5 says, "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I set you apart". When He forgives, He remembers it NO MORE! He wipes your slate clean and calls you CHOSEN, REDEEMED, FORGIVEN, HEALED, WHOLE, BLAMELESS............. "This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun". (2 Corinthians 5;17)
He will give you a heart of flesh, and do more than you can ever dream of, hope for or imagine for yourself. Only with HIM are all things possible. (Matthew 9;26) He writes your name in the Lambs Book of Life!!! Follow Him and be faithful, and you will spend ETERNITY WITH JESUS......... SEE? Hope DOES change everything!!!!! But God leaves the choice to us. Joshua 24;15 says, "Choose today who you will serve". Choose GREATER....... Choose LIFE....... Choose JESUS....... He made a way! He paid your debt and sees you as NOT GUILTY - He is the ONLY way!!!
Why did He do that for us? Because He loves us so much - Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He will meet you where you are. No need to clean up first. He wants you just the way you are! It doesn't matter what you've done or where you've been. Nothing surprises Him. Nothing could make Him love you less! You will find He's been waiting for you all your life. All who are broken, ashamed, lost, unworthy, weary, empty, addicted, fearful. You are not too far or too deep, that God cannot reach you - He simply bids you to COME AS YOU ARE...........