I was eleven years old when I started to think that there must be more to life. What’s the point of it all? What purpose does it serve? And in my searching I was not disappointed because I found something so wonderful that it has stayed with me all my life.
God is love and he loves me and he loves you. You can know his love in a real and tangible way, like nothing you’ve ever known before. He is able and willing to forgive you every wrong doing, every shameful act. He can put your life on track and give you a brand new start with all the old rubbish dealt with.
So how do you get a new life?
Step 1 – Believe God can forgive you and give you a new life
Step 2 – Determine in your heart to put your life in God’s hands
Step 3 – Accept God’s gift to you
You can do all this now by saying these words to God.
“Dear God, I am so sorry for the mess I have made of my life. I have made so many mistakes and I don’t know how to fix them. I believe you have made a way for me to be forgiven, that your son, Jesus Christ, has taken the punishment for all my failings. I believe that he died because you loved me so much and wanted me to know you and your truth. I am leaving my old life behind and I accept your gift of new life and forgiveness. I give you my life that I may serve you. I thank you that you are going to look after me and will never leave me. Amen”
If you have prayed that prayer then you have started your new life. Now go and tell someone. I went from my bedroom and told my mum and dad that I had become a christian. I’m not sure what they thought but I knew that I was different and nothing would be the same again.
It is really important that you meet with other christians, whether that is through a local church or group in a home. Spending time with christians will help you understand more about God and will teach you how to serve.
It says in the bible “We are created to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” If something good has happened to you today don’t keep it a secret, tell others. You never know, someone else may need a new life and you may be the one to help them find it.
Finally, please let me know if you have been blessed by what you have read. If you would like to talk to me please feel free to email me. You can get more help by looking at my Resources for new christians.
God bless you