How Can I Be Saved?

Do you know that God loves you? The Bible tells us that He loves you so much that He sent His only Son (Jesus) into the world, “that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

 

I was saved when I was 25 years old. Although I had attended church as a child, I had not given a lot of thought about God’s place in my life. I had finished school, gotten married, begun a new job, and my husband and I were happily expecting our first child. Sadly, we lost our first baby at birth. I was distraught, overcome with this terrible loss. I soon discovered, however, that the God I had been too busy for still loved me and was concerned for me.

 

There was a poster in the hospital labor room that had a caption “Did You Know…” and listed informational items about babies. However, as I looked at that poster title, all I could think of were phrases from an old hymn “Do you know my Jesus? Do you know my Lord? Have you heard He loves you and that He will abide ‘til the end?”

 

God loved me! He didn’t love me because of who I was or what I did for Him. He didn’t not love me because of what I didn’t do for Him. The Bible tells us that God is love (1 John 4:8). God cannot not love. It is His very nature to love us.

 

I just turned everything over to God – all my pain and suffering. I confessed and repented of my sin and how I had left God out of my life. And I discovered the truth of 1 John 4:9 – “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” God truly blessed me with a peace that passed understanding and I discovered another truth from God’s word in Romans 8:38-39 – “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

 

You, too, can know God’s love. He loves you already. He is just waiting for you to accept His love. We are separated from God by sin. The Bible tells us that we have all sinned (Romans 3:23). Because of God’s love for us, however, He provided a way to restore fellowship with Him. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). God provides the way, but it is up to us to accept or reject His offer. Doing nothing is rejection, just as I did until I was 25 years old. But the Bible tells us that if we will confess our sins that God will forgive us (1 John 1:9). I invite you to take that step now and invite Jesus Christ into your heart and life.

 

1. Admit that you are a sinner in need of forgiveness. (Romans 3:23)

 

2. Believe that Jesus died for your sins and arose from the dead. (Romans 10:9)

 

3. Confess your sins and ask God to save you through Jesus Christ. (Acts 2:38 and Romans 10:13).

 

The Bible assures us “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, tho those hwo believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, or of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” (John 1:12-13).

 

This is the first step to living your life to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever!

Responses

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  2. Hey Kathy. I like this page. I think it is a very good way of spreading the Good News of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I can also relate to your pain of losing a child at birth because I myself lost my last child a day after he was born. Through the grace of God I have been saved for 18 years now and I have the sure hope that one day I will be reunited with my son in paradise.

  3. Thanks, KMarie. I am so sorry for the loss of your child, but, like you, am so thankful that we can know that we will see our children again. I’m glad I found your blog. I love your desire to write to encourage and help others. Thanks for taking the time to encourage me!

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