Jesus Christ waiting for an invitation

 

Jesus has prepared the way to his heavenly Father for us. He is willing to accompany us to the gates of the Kingdom of God. He invites everybody to find him and his Father.

 

We must individually receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; then we can know God personally and experience His love.

 

Joh 1:11-14 KJ2000  He came unto his own, and his own received him not.  (12)  But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the children of God, even to them that believe on his name:  (13)  Who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.  (14)  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

 

 

Eph 2:8-10 KJ2000  For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  (9)  Not of works, lest any man should boast.  (10)  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.

 

 

Receiving Christ involves turning to God from self (a spirit of repentance) and trusting Christ to come into our lives to forgive us of our sins and make us what he wants us to be. Just to agree intellectually that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that he died on the wooden stake for our sins is not enough. Nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. We receive Jesus Christ by faith, as an act of our will.

 

Jesus Christ is waiting for an invitation to come in to your life. In fact, he says, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in” (Revelation 3:20).

 

Rev 3:10-13 KJ2000  Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.  (11)  Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you have, that no man take your crown.  (12)  He that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.  (13)  He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches.

 

 

Rev 3:20-22 KJ2000  Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hears my voice, and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will eat with him, and he with me.  (21)  To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father in his throne.  (22)  He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches.

 

 

Perhaps you can sense Christ knocking at the door of your heart. You can invite him in by faith right now. God knows your heart so it doesn’t matter exactly what words you use.

 

Here’s a suggested prayer:

 

Dear God, thank you that you were willing to accept the ransom offer of your son. I do want to get to know your son who You prepared for us to bring salvation. Let me get to know this Saviour You provided. Let Your son be known to me and show me the Way to eternal life. I want to know Jesus personally and thank him for dying on the stake for my sins. I open the door of my life to Your son, oh my God, and ask You to let him come in as my Savior and Lord. Take control of my life. Thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.

 

If this prayer expresses the desire of your heart, pray it right now and Jesus Christ will come into your life just as he has promised. Once you invite Christ into your life, he promises to never leave you.