Responding to God’s Offer to Know Him Personally
Principle Four: We must individually accept Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord; then we can know and experience God’s love and plan for our life.
The Bible says, “But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12).
We accept Jesus by faith. The Bible says, “God saved you by his special favour when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it” (Ephesians 2:8,9).
Accepting Jesus means first believing that Jesus is who he claimed to be, then inviting him to take the control of our lives and make us into new people (John 3:1-8).
Jesus said, “I’m standing at the door and I’m knocking. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in” (Revelation 3:20).Jesus Christ?
Consider these two circles.
S Self is on the throne and in the driver’s seat
Jesus is outside the life
Interests are directed by self, often resulting in frustration
Jesus is in the life and on the throne/in the driver’s seat
S Self is yielding to Jesus
Interests are directed by Jesus, resulting in harmony with God
Which circle best represents your life?
Which circle would you like to have represent your life?