This is what the Bible tells us:
By nature, your heart runs from God and rebels against Him. The Bible calls this “sin”. Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Yet God loves you and wants to save you from sin, to offer you a new life of hope. John 10:10 says, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” To give you this gift of salvation, God made a way through His Son, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” You receive this gift by faith alone. Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” Faith is a decision of your heart demonstrated by genuine repentance and changed actions in your life. Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him form the dead, you will be saved.”
If you are choosing right now to believe Jesus died for your sins and to receive new life through Him, pray a prayer similar to this, accepting Him and thanking Him for your new life: Dear God, I know I am a sinner, I believe Jesus died to forgive me of my sins, I now accept Your offer of eternal life. Thank You for forgiving me of all my sin. Thank You for my new life. From this day forward, I will choose to follow You.
If this expresses the prayer of your heart, or if you would like to talk with someone about how to have new life in Christ please contact us, we would love to rejoice with you!