Repost from the blog: Jesus Wept
"Last week I was able to bring to your attention that FOX sports had banned a Christian commerical under the ruling of too much "religious content". It goes without saying that restricting of this commercial mocks the freedom of speech that seems to so often rule American advertising. Prayers were no doubt needed here as sexually explicit advertising has become a norm on Superbowl Sunday however something with Christian morals is deemed inappropriate.
Good news!!!! Just before the 4th quarter of football on Sunday night the John 3:16 commercial aired. It was to the surprise of many however the website was bombarded with hits to the point where it became difficult to load. This is amazing news that in mere curiosity people were drawn to discover the meaning behind John 3:16 and get a glimpse of Christ. Here is the ad. Please share it with those who might have missed it."
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
The best gift ever, given to us freely.
Pray on this and receive your very own personal Lord and Savior. He will save you from all that is not right and nudge you in the right direction. It's that simple. Guess what? He forgives you when you make mistakes, no matter how big or how small. He forgives over and over and over and over and over again. Until you pass the test and get it right. Just have a sincere heart when you ask for His forgiveness. And He says, "Ok, forgiven. And erased, forgotten." Then loves you up with His big heart. He won't bring up your old stuff, He won't bash you or make you feel bad for doing it. He never holds a grudge, just a hopeful heart that you'll turn to Him instead of yourself or Man (anyone other than Him). What do you have to lose? If you were to die right now, do you know where you are headed? Pray on this. If you've never prayed, start right now. Jesus loves you, even if you don't know Him. He still loves you anyway.
If you need a prayer to say, sincerely from your heart and receive Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, repeat this prayer below. There is no right or wrong way to say it, if it's truly from your heart:
I now believe that Jesus Christ is Your only begotten Son, that He came to our earth in the flesh and died on the cross to take away all of my sins and the sins of this world. I believe that Jesus Christ then rose from the dead on the third day to give all of us eternal life.
I now confess to You all of the wrong and sinful things that I have ever done in my life. I ask that You please forgive me and wash away all of my sins by the blood that You have personally shed for me on the cross. I am now ready to accept You as my personal Lord and Savior. I now ask that You come into my life and live with me for all of eternity.
Father, Jesus – I now believe that I am truly saved and born again.
Thank You Father.
Thank You Jesus.
To understand what you just did or are about to do or need further prayer to make this decision in your life, read about it further: Sinner's Prayer (Know, we are all sinners and even by being saved, we will always be sinners until our Lord takes us home to heaven for an eternal life with Him).
A great book for children that shares Jesus with them and invites Him into their hearts is: "The Prayer that Makes God Smile" by Stormie Omartian. I just gave this book to Sister Bear and it's making her think about it and understand it more at her level.
Praying for you and with you.