The first step to receiving salvation is realizing that you actually need it! The day Adam chose to believe Satan’s word over God’s Word, sin entered the earth and separated God and man. Through this original sin, all of mankind has inherited a sinful nature…including you.
Even if you don’t consider yourself a really sinful person, you can not deny that you haven’t done some wrong in your life. Romans 3:23 confirms that ~ ..All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Sin has got to be paid for, and the punishment for sin is spiritual death. Sin separates man from God. Romans 6:23 says ~ ..The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The Bible records a wonderful plan in John 3:16 It says, ~ .. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. So, according to that scripture, what did God give to make everlasting life possible for you? His Son, Jesus! What must you personally do to receive His gift of everlasting life? Believe in Jesus!
The cross is your way out of sin (separation from God) and into life (free-flowing communication with God)! All you have to do to become a child of God and have your sins washed away (never to be remembered against you anymore) is personally accept God’s plan of salvation. In other words, to get saved, you need Jesus! So, the first thing you need to do is: ADMIT. Admit you are a sinner and have a spiritual need. Then, REPENT. Repent from your sin and be willing to turn away from your sin. Next, BELIEVE. Believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross for YOU personally. And lastly, RECEIVE. Receive Jesus into your heart and life through prayer. Romans 10:9 assures you that ~ .. if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
So, are you ready to believe with your heart and confess with your mouth? If so, all you have to do is pray the following prayer:
“Lord Jesus, I ask You to come into my life and forgive me of all my sins. I confess my sins before You this day I confess Jesus as the Lord of my life. Thank You for saving me. I believe with my heart and I confess with my mouth that You rose from the dead. I pray this to the Father in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.”