Monday, January 5, 2009

How Do I Accept Christ?

God created us to enjoy friendship with him. Though we were citizens of the kingdom of darkness, he pursued us with his unconditional love. Even though we chose to sin against God and against others, Jesus chose to pay the debt for our rebellion. He had each one of us in mind when he went to the cross. And he pursued each one of us specifically until through faith we recognized that he died and rose again for us.

Perhaps you are unsure of your relationship with God and need to deal conclusively with this choice now. We cannot pay for our sins. Christ has already done this for us as a gift [Ephesians 2:8-9]. Christ died on the cross to save us from our sins. He took our place.
If there is any question about whether you have fully accepted Christ's substitutionary death to pay for the wrath you deserve for your sins, take some time to reflect on His love and forgiveness.

He longs for us to come to Him with our own 'free will'. He knows all about us from before we were ever born and knows what our path in life will consist of:

“For You did form my inward parts; You did knit me together in my mother's womb. I will confess and praise You for You are fearful and wonderful and for the awful wonder of my birth! Wonderful are Your works, and that my inner self knows right well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was being formed in secret [and] intricately and curiously wrought [as if embroidered with various colors] in the depths of the earth [a region of darkness and mystery]. Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days [of my life] were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them.” ~Psalm 139:13-16 (Amplified Bible)

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