If your faith is in anyone other than Jesus, according to God’s Word your faith is inadequate. The Bible says:
- Admit your sinfulness and seek to turn from it. Jesus said, “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3).
- Believe that “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He rose again the third day” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).
- Trust in Jesus alone as your personal Savior and Lord, Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Accept God’s offer of salvation through His Son and let Him take control of your life.
Paul wrote, “Behold, now is the accepted time, behold now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2). You can do it today by praying something like this:
Dear God, I know I’m a sinner and that in my own strength I cannot do anything to please You or to earn eternal life. I know You love me and You sent Your Son to die on the cross to pay the penalty for my sin. I put my faith in You and trust completely in Jesus Christ to rescue me. I turn away from my sin and let You take control of my life. Save me and be my Lord. Amen.
If you prayed that prayer in all sincerity, you can honestly say, “Now I have the right kind of faith!”
- Page after June 30, Vol. 12A, Our Daily Bread