MAY I introduce Jesus to you?
John 3:16 says "For this is how God loved the world: He gavenhis one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life"
You may not know him yet on an intimate basis, you may not even believe in the existence of God, but I can assure you that He knows you. The Bible tells us in Psalms 139:13-14 “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”
Jesus is God in the flesh, He came so that we can experience the love of God, He came so that we can be free from the consequences of sin. He came to restore humanity to her creator.
Friendship AND acceptancE
So from the very beginning of your life he was there. And if you feel a little tug on your heart right now, that is his Holy Spirit calling you into a new relationship of deep intimacy and love. If you have ever been told that following Jesus (being a Christian) is a bunch of do’s and don’ts I can tell you that isn’t true. It is about friendship, acceptance and love. But I don’t want to mislead you; it is also about total surrender and counting the cost. It cost him everything when he went to the cross on your behalf and it will cost you everything when you make him Lord of your life. Yet it is the best thing that can ever happen to you.
I can tell you that he is worth knowing more than any other person you have ever met. There is a little spot in the center of our hearts that is empty and lonely waiting for God’s love and Jesus is the only one who can fill it. He is the only one who can take away all of our sins as if they had never been committed. He accepts us as we are and then transforms us into who God created us to be: our best selves – our real destiny.
One of my very favorite things about Jesus is that you can be honest with him. In fact, things actually go much better if you remember that. You can always tell him what you really think and how you really feel. Talking to him every day and spending time with him will be the way you stay close and intimate with him for the rest of your life…if you decide to meet him that is.
The first step
Are you ready to make the step? If you are there is a simple procedure. This isn’t like a job application or admission to a selective university. You can know going in that you are going to be accepted if you are sincere. I didn’t meet Jesus in a church or through another person, although that is fine and many have found him that way. I was alone in my bedroom. This is all about the heart. The procedure is to simply ask him to come into your heart. Tell him you are ready to make him Lord of your life. Tell him you are done with your own ways and your own plans. Ask him to make you clean from every wrong thing you have ever done. Tell him you love him and you will follow him for the rest of your life as he gives you the grace to do so. Use your own words; speak out of your own heart. That’s it. That is the first step to the rest of your life.
If you are making this step now I congratulate you on a very good decision. You have a marvelous trip ahead of you and I rejoice with you.