I Do, Again Video provided by: I Am Second
It was love at first sight for Cheryl and Jeff. Young and ambitious, they fell in love and and got married. They had it all: or so it seemed. Cheryl found herself secretly discontent and began to question her love for Jeff. Slowly, they drifted apart and Cheryl drifted into the arms of another man.
She had an idea of what the perfect life looked like. That’s what she wanted, that’s what she worked for and that’s what she had. “But it was fake.” Is divorce the answer or is it just running from the real problem? For Cheryl it was the answer but for God, it was not the end of their story. Seven years and one long road later Cheryl and Jeff got back together. Have you ever wondered if your marriage was beyond saving?
After you have watched the video above, consider the following:
Take a look at your life. How would you describe it?
Contented? Rushed? Exciting? Stressful? Moving forward? Holding back? For many of us it’s all of the above at times. There are things we dream of doing one day, and there are things we wish we could forget. In the Bible, it says that Jesus came to make all things new. What would your life look like if you could start over with a clean slate?
Are you ready to choose a different path?
Jesus came, and died, and rose again to wipe the slate clean. He was scourged, tormented, and finally nailed on the cross for humankind’s sins – this was all part of God’s plan to bring you and I back into relationship with him. God wants to be a part of your life … in fact, not just a part of your life, but wants you to live in full fellowship with Him. Is this the life for you?
God loves you and created you to know Him personally. He longs for you to have the kind of full life you were always meant to have. So why do people not experience this kind of life? People are lost and separated from God, so we cannot know Him personally or experience His love. Because of our sins, we justly deserve judgement. But God provided his Son, Jesus Christ, as the only provision for our sin. He died in our place, then he rose from the dead.
We must individually trust Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; then we can know God personally, receive forgiveness for our sins, and experience His love: “As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12)
We trust God through faith. You can trust Christ right now by faith through prayer! (Prayer is just talking with God.) God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart. The following is a suggested prayer:
Lord Jesus, I need you. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.
Does this prayer express the desire of your heart?
If it does, pray this prayer right now, and Christ will come into your life, just as He promised.