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Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”1 God’s love is all-powerful, but He won’t force it on you. Instead, He sends His Son, Jesus, to knock at the door of your heart and then wait for you to open the door and invite Him in.
Jesus wants to give you eternal life and become a very real part of your life here and now, but He can’t do either unless you want Him to. He stands meekly and patiently at your heart’s door—perhaps He has been standing there for years—waiting for you to hear Him knocking and open. He wants to be your Savior and will come in as soon as you ask Him to, but He has left that choice up to you.
Will you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior? If you haven’t already or if you’re not sure that you’re saved, you can make sure right now by sincerely praying this prayer:
Jesus, please forgive me for all my sins. I believe that You died for me. I open the door to my heart and I invite You into my life. Please fill me with Your love, help me get to know You, and guide me in the way of truth. Amen.
If you prayed that prayer and meant it, Jesus has already come in. You have eternal life and have just embarked on this life’s greatest adventure—experiencing God’s love in Jesus and growing in His ways and wisdom.
He lives! He lives!
Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me,
And talks with me,
Along life’s narrow way.
He lives! He lives!
Salvation to impart.
You ask me how I know He lives,
He lives within my heart!
—Alfred H. Ackley
Fact, Not Feelings
Sometimes people don’t get any evidence when they pray to receive Jesus as their Savior, and they’re disappointed because it wasn’t manifested by some supernatural or physical experience right then and there. But it doesn’t matter how you feel; from the instant you asked God for the gift of salvation, you have had it. You know you’re saved because God promised it, because of what He said about it in His Word. Your faith is built on fact, not feelings.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
James 2:14 What does it profit, my brothers, though a man say he has faith, and have not works? can faith save him?