The Truth is…
“I stand at the door and knock.”
Do you know who said that? It was Jesus.
What door, you might be wondering. Well, that happens to be the door to your heart.
Then Jesus said, “If you hear me calling and open the door, I will come in.” Jesus is such a gentleman, such a compassionate Creator, that He will not force His way into your life. You have to want Him in your life, and if you don’t want Him in your life, you’ll keep the door to your heart closed. But before you make that decision, you should really ask yourself why you would close the door of your heart to Jesus Christ?
One reason might be that you’re doing something that you don’t want Jesus to see. Did you know that He sees it anyway? In fact, the Bible tells us that not only does He see, but someday we will each have to explain to Him why we did every single thing that we did.
A second reason might be that you’re just not interested in spiritual things. You’re curious, but you’re not serious. That’s hard to believe, actually. You’re on this Web site, after all, because you’re interested in spiritual things. Most likely, there’s something lacking in your life, and you’re hoping to find that missing piece.
A third reason why you’re not ready to open your heart may be because you’re not sure what Jesus will do if you let Him in. The Bible has an answer for that, too. It tells us that God is able to do exceedingly abundantly more than we could ever think, ask, or imagine. The fact is, you have a dream in your heart that He placed there, and He wants that dream to become a reality.
Once you do open the door to your heart, and Jesus comes inside, His first order of business is to save your soul. He wants to wash away your sins. Please note, the hand He’s knocking on the door to your heart with is covered in blood because Jesus Christ bled and died for your sins. If you’ll allow that blood to cover your sins, you will be saved. The Bible says there is only one name by which we can be saved, and that name is Jesus. Salvation is from Jesus for you. It’s the gift of God. And it brings eternal life.
Are you ready to receive this free gift? If you are, here’s what’s you need to do: Confess with your mouth that Jesus is who He claimed to be and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, and the Bible promises that you’ll be saved. How do you do that exactly? In prayer. If you’re ready and willing, with your heart opened wide, you can repeat this prayer or one like it…
Lord God, I open my heart, and I invite You inside, to be my God, to be my Savior, and to be my Friend. Please wash away my sins. I want to be saved, and I want to be certain that I have a place in Your Kingdom that will soon come. I trust You, God, today for my salvation. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Now, if you didn’t pray that prayer, you still don’t know who God is, but you most certainly need to know who He is because if you know who God is, you’ll trust Him enough to let Him inside. The Word of God is a truly reliable record.
What if you didn’t ask Jesus Christ into your life because you’re afraid He’s going to make you odd for God or make you strange or weird, like the guy down the block who says he’s a Christian? Please do not fear that, and here’s why. The Bible says that the fruit of the Spirit is love and joy and peace and goodness and kindness and gentleness and faithfulness and self control. So, if you’re truly connected to the real God, you will live a real life, and that reality is wise, and it’s sharp, and it’s smart. You can trust that.
>> The above is from GodSpeaks.com