I had always considered myself to be a Christian. I was born into a church-going family and attended church regularly. I recognized the Bible as being the Word of God and I knew what it was to pray. I even attended a school where we would have regular church services. In my mind I was a Christian. There has however always been another part of my life which I tried to hide from God. I believed that I could live a Christian life and have my social life on the side. I always had no shortage of friends but I always felt the need to belong to a group and never to be left out. I was 14 when I started experimenting with alcohol and frequented night clubs. I thought this was the life for me. This behaviour carried on for many years and it felt great being accepted by society. There was however always a gap in my life that no amount of fun could fill. No matter what I tried. I was a Christian on Sundays and the rest of the time I would try to hide from God.
At a healing service one Sunday I felt angry and frustrated and I wasn’t even sure why. I was emotional and didn’t understand the feeling. In that service the pastor made a call for all those who wish to surrender and accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour. I broke down and decided on that day that I want to be born again. I gave my life to the Lord. I now serve a Lord who is merciful and who has taken me into his arms saying “My child follow me, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” I now live my life knowing that God has a plan for my life. God has sent the most amazing Christian friends my way. God has taken away the old and restored me to new life. Jesus Christ is my personal Lord and Saviour and I long to follow him forever. He saved my life, and as you read this I believe he wants to do the same for you.
Pray this simple prayer: “Father, in the name of Jesus, I come to you today as a sinner and pray that you may forgive me. Please come into my heart, Lord Jesus, and make me a new creation. Jesus, I believe that you died for me and that you have risen again. I am washed in the blood, I am forgiven and I am born-again by your grace. Please strengthen me by your Holy Spirit, Lord. In Jesus’ Name I thank you for saving me. Amen.”
If you really meant what you prayed then you are now born again by God’s Spirit! This is the best decision you have ever made! Please get in touch with me if you have prayed this prayer, I want to rejoice with you and keep you in my prayers as my brother or sister. You can find my contact details on the right of this page. Bless you!