You were designed to know God in a personal way—to have a relationship with Him, through His Son, Jesus Christ.
How can you start a personal relationship with God?
Realize that you are a sinner
No matter how good a life we try to live, we still fall miserably short of being a good person. That is because we are all sinners. The Bible says, "No one is good—not even one." We cannot become who we are supposed to be without Jesus Christ.
Recognize that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you
The Bible tells us that "God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while were still sinners." This is the Good News, that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die in our place when we least deserved it.
Repent of your sin
The Bible tells us, "Repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away." The word repent means to change our direction in life. Instead of running from God, we can run toward Him.
Receive Jesus Christ into your life
Becoming a Christian is not merely believing some creed or going to church. It is having Christ Himself take residence in your life and heart. Jesus said, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in . . ." If you would like to have a relationship with Christ, simply pray this prayer and mean it in your heart.
"Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank You for saving me. Amen."
If you prayed that prayer and meant it in your heart, you are now a born again believer! You are saved! Congratulations and welcome to the family of God!
You may be wondering what to do next? Here are some next steps.
Read the bible! The amount of resources online to study the bible is staggering! Pastor Ron has quite a few resources available right on this site. Check out what's available on our site under the Teaching section. Here are a few more resources we like: Blue Letter Bible, The Word For Today.
Pray daily! It's so important that we pray. Talk to God. Get to know Him. Spend time talking to Him throughout the day. Be sure to be still and listen for Him to speak to your heart.
Attend church regularly! It's important to find other Christians that can encourage you in your new walk with the Lord. If you live in the area we would love for you to be a part of our fellowship here at Calvary Houston! Check out our Service Times. You can also watch online. If you don't live in the area, find a good bible teaching church in your area. Pray and let the Lord lead you. He will answer!
Lastly, if you have any questions and would like to talk to someone, please feel free to Contact us.