The Lord God Almighty created you to be in relationship with Him forever, but sin entered the human race, and sin separates us from our Holy Creator and deserves God’s judgment. Fortunately through God’s grace He sent Christ to die for your sins to bring you to God, to give you true life now and for eternity (1 Pet. 3:18, John 3:16, 10:10). Here’s how to respond to God:
Admit that you have sinned. Ask Jesus to forgive you. “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…” Rom. 3:23, Eph. 1:7, 1 John 1:9
Believe with trusting faith upon Jesus who died on the cross for your sins and rose in victory. “..Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,.. he was buried, .. he was raised on the third day ..” 1 Cor. 15:3-4a, 5-7, 57; “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Rom. 10:9
Commit (surrender) your life to Jesus as your Savior and the Lord of your life; “and He (Jesus) died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” 2 Cor. 5:15; Luke 9:23b-24
God may be prompting you right now to begin a true life/eternal life relationship with Him. If so, respond to Christ in faith by giving your life to Him as your Savior and Lord and you can know that you have eternal life (1 John 5:13).
How do you live the “true life” in Christ? worship God, develop the habits of prayer and bible learning/living, commit to living for Jesus through a bible-believing church, be baptized in water, grow in God’s Word with other believers, serve and help people, communicate the great news of Jesus to nonbelievers, become more like Christ in character and mission, and glorify God in all that you are and do!
Tell a pastor and others that you have given your life over to Christ. Amen! Praise God! There is a celebration in Heaven every time someone does this.
If you have questions about giving your life over to Jesus Christ, please ask a pastor or another maturing Christian for guidance, and pray to God for help, and study God’s Word for answers. God bless you in your true life journey of faith in Christ!