New Believers Bible - Flipbook - Page 91
HOW YOU CAN KNOW GOD
serving of enjoyable table conversation. You would share your heart and life
with those who sat beside you.
Consequently, when Jesus says that he will “share a meal” with us, it implies
intimacy, closeness, and friendship. He offers this to us, but we must first
“hear him calling” us.
To hear God calling us, we must know how he speaks. One way in which
God speaks to us is described in the Bible as a “still, small voice.” This could
be described in another way as that tug you might have felt on your heart
from the Holy Spirit showing you your need for Jesus. He may even be
speaking to you right now! It is at that point that you must “open the door.”
Only you can do that. Jesus will not force his way in.
Receiving Jesus Christ into Your Heart. If you are ready to turn from
your sins and believe in Jesus Christ so that you can receive the forgiveness of
sin and the hope of eternal life, then take a moment to bow your head and pray
a prayer like this one right now:
God, I’m sorry for my sin. I turn from it right now. I thank you for
sending Jesus Christ to die on the cross for my sin.
Jesus, I ask you to come into my heart and life right now. Be my Lord,
Savior, and friend. Help me to follow you all the days of my life as your
Thank you for forgiving and receiving me right now. Thank you that
my sin is forgiven and that I am going to heaven. In Jesus’ name I pray,
Rededicating Your Life to Jesus Christ. Perhaps you are already a Christian but you have strayed from Jesus Christ. You have been a prodigal son or
daughter. God will forgive you right now if you will return to him. He tells us
in Scripture, “My wayward children . . . come back to me, and I will heal your
wayward hearts” (Jeremiah 3:22). If you would like to return to God and
rededicate your life to him right now, you may want to pray something like this:
God, I am sorry for my sin. I am sorry that I have strayed from you.
I ask you to forgive me now as I repent of my sin. I don’t want to live
like a prodigal any longer.
Renew and revive me as I once again follow you as my God. Thank
you for your forgiveness. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
Whether you prayed to make a first time commitment or a recommitment, you
have made the right decision. God has forgiven and received you if you really
meant it. Know that your relationship with Jesus Christ will bring radical and