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Reasons to Choose Jesus

So, what's involved in choosing Jesus? The Bible says, “The one who has the Son [Jesus Christ] has life, but the one who does not have the Son does not have life.” (1 John 5:12) “For God so loved the word that He gave His one and only Son [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

If you're exploring, here's a good prayer.
“True God of the universe, I want to make the right choice. I want to choose You. Make Yourself real to me, I pray. Grant me wisdom and courage to choose correctly, because I want to please You. Please make the right choice abundantly clear to me, and remove any obstacles that would keep me from choosing You.”

If you're ready to choose Jesus, here's a prayer that can help. (While the process of receiving Jesus and choosing to follow Him looks slightly different for each person, this prayer covers the bases.)
“Lord Jesus, I invite You into my life, into the deepest places of my heart, into the everydayness of my life. You died on the cross for me. You were buried and You came back to life and ascended into heaven to prepare a place for me. I thank You. I give my life to You. Forgive me for all my wrongs. Grant me the ability to forgive those who have wronged me. Make me into a new person, a person who loves and follows You. Bring truth to all the places where I have believed lies. Give me please, the gift of eternal life with you. Teach me how to follow You.”

If you've prayed this prayer, please contact me and/or get in touch with a Christian pastor who can help you with your spiritual journey.

*My thanks to Sarah Karlen for her insights on the basic approaches offered by various religions.

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