Be Ready to Meet Jesus

It is a blessing to know that because you have opened this link, you are seeking information about a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ — a relationship that will give you eternal security and confidence at the very moment you see Him face to face. It is my privilege to share how to make sure you are ready to meet Jesus…

Genesis 1:27 says that God created you in His image, meaning you were created with a capacity to know your Creator in a personal relationship. Colossians 1:16 says you were created by Jesus Christ and for Him. Therefore, knowing Him in a personal way is the key to human fulfillment and satisfaction. That’s why God has just given us Jesus, that He might open the way into a personal, permanent relationship with the Father.

Any personal relationship requires the investment of time. For instance, what kind of relationship would I have with my husband, if I only spend one hour with him each week? How can we expect to have a close personal relationship with God when we only give Him one hour on Sunday morning? Even though you may be in a good church, there is no substitute for time spent alone with God in prayer and Bible study.

This relationship begins with hearing the Word of God, acknowledging that it is the truth, then making an intellectual decision to establish a personal relationship with Jesus Christ now.

Then based on faith in God’s Word, pray as follows:

1. Confess to God you are a sinner. “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) Name specific sins as well as the general sin of not having a right relationship with Him.

2. Repent of your sin, which simply means that you are willing to stop sinning with His help.

3. Ask God to cleanse and forgive you of your sin through the blood of Jesus Christ shed at the cross. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (I John 1:9)

4. Invite Jesus to come into your life as your Savior, taking control of your life as Lord. “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and live with him, and he with Me.” (Revelation 3:20)

5. Thank Him by faith for having now done what you have asked Him to do in #3 and #4. “As many as received Jesus, to them He gave power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.” (John 1:12) “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)

6. Once having made this transaction with God, you have established a personal relationship with Him through faith in Jesus Christ. Do not go on feelings or emotions. Believe God’s Word that you have been spiritually “born again” into God’s family. (John 3:3) You are now a child of God, and one day will live with Him forever in His heavenly Home.

This decision is just the beginning of the adventure of getting to know God in a personal, permanent, love relationship! That relationship is developed by a few simple daily disciplines:


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