I would like to take a few minutes to share something special with you. This is something more important to me than tournaments, tackle or fishing. It is my relationship with Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.
Many years ago, I was just like anyone else… lost and without a Savior. I was on my way to hell and didn’t really even know it. More than that, I probably didn’t much care. I had a lot of the things that I wanted. I had a steady job, and a roof over my head. And I could go out and get drunk whenever I wanted to… I wasn’t asking for anything more.
But then I met someone that woke me up. It was my girlfriend, who started inviting me to church on Sundays. At this church I listened to a Preacher sharing what he called the Good News, or the Gospel. He told of God’s Love for me, and for every one else, and how Jesus had died for my sins.
I took it lightly at first, but the Holy Spirit didn’t take it lightly. He started working on my hardened heart, softening it a little at a time. Before long I started to realize that there was indeed a big empty spot inside of me that no-one or anything could fill. I started taking the preacher’s message a little more seriously. I listened to him telling me and others about Salvation and Heaven. Eventually, His message got through to me and I gave my heart and life to Jesus.
That was December 12, 1982. I’ve never looked back or regretted it for one moment. God has done some really GREAT things in my life. He gave me a beautiful wife who loves me in spite of my faults and shortcomings (this is the same teenage girl that started bringing me to church). He gave me two daughters that I love dearly. He surrounded me with His never-ending Love.
But, most of all, he saved my soul. I know that I am Heaven-bound should anything happen to me. And I take great comfort in knowing that He loves me in a way that no man or woman can understand.
The preacher that lead me to Christ explained things in a way that I could understand. He made God’s plan very clear and easy to understand with regard to the salvation of man. I would like to do the same for you here.
You and I are all sinners….. Romans 3:23 says- for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
There is a price to pay for our sinfulness…. Romans 6:23- For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus, our Lord.
God loves us in spite of our sins….. Romans 5:8 says- But God demonstrates His love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
God has provided a way of salvation for us through Jesus Christ. We need to reach out and take hold of it. If we ask for salvation, it will be ours. God assures us of this. Romans 10:9-10 says- 9 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. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
If you have read this and you feel that God is speaking to you, and you would like to ask Jesus into your heart to be your own Savior, you can do just that by repeating the prayer below, or one similar to it.
Don’t put it off until tomorrow. No one is guaranteed that they will have a tomorrow. Grab hold of it while you still have today. You won’t regret it.
Prayer of Salvation
Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I know that I deserve to be punished for my sins. I know that I am lost and need a savior. Please forgive me and come into my heart and life. Make me a new creation and help me to turn from sin.
Be my Savior and Lord of my life. I ask this in Your name. Amen
If you have just prayed this prayer or one like it, CONGRATULATIONS!!!
The Bible says that all the angels in Heaven are rejoicing with you!!
You now have a new start on life and a home in Heaven. Most important of all, you are forgiven for ALL of your past sins.
You are a new creation in Christ.
I would like to hear from you. Tell me about yourself and your salvation experience.
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