It is our desire to share a message that can change your life. It is not the Steinkamp’s message, nor the Rejoice Marriage Ministries’ message, but the message of our Lord God. He alone can turn your life around and give you the strength to endure everything that is being thrust upon you right now.
May we ask you a question? Suppose you were to die today and stand before God, as each of us will be called to do, and God asked you, “Why should I let you into Heaven?” What would you say?
That is a question many people have considered. Some might say, a”Because I have tried to live a good life,” or “Because I was born into a Christian home.” Others might reply, “Because of all the good things that I have done.” Some of the people who have just discovered standing for marriage restoration might want to say, “Because I am standing for my marriage.”
As noble as it is to stand for your marriage, to live a good life, and to do good deeds, none of these will get you into Heaven. Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” The only way to receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord is trusting Christ to come into your life, by repenting, confessing your sins, and accepting Jesus Christ through faith. The following Scripture passages illustrates God’s part and your part.
Read each verse and believe it, for it is the Word of God speaking to you.
God loves you and has a beautiful plan for your life, regardless of what you are going through right now:
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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16-17
As good as we have attempted to be, we have all sinned against God.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
God’s Heaven is a place without sin. Since we have sinned, we deserve Hell.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
God loves you. He sent Jesus Christ to die in your place and to pay the price for your sins. Salvation is a free gift from God:
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. Ephesians 2:8-9
There is no way you or I can pay the price for our sins. Jesus Christ offers forgiveness of sins as a free gift, with no strings attached.
You can invite Jesus Christ into your life right now by praying something like the following prayer. You can personalize it:
Dear Lord, I know that I am a sinner and I need Your forgiveness for my sins. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I believe Jesus died on the cross in my place to pay the price for my sins and that He rose from the dead and defeated Satan and death. I now invite Jesus Christ to come into my life as my Savior and Lord of my life. Thank You for making me Your child. Help me learn to follow Your will and Your way for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13
We pray these scriptures will help you make the most important decision in your life that you will ever make; a decision that will give you the strength for tomorrow and the promise of life eternal with your Lord God. Now you can stand with your Lord God for your marriage.
“For nothing is impossible with God.” Luke 1:37
If you have sincerely prayed a prayer such as the one above just now, today is your spiritual birthday. You have been reborn into the family of God, with brothers and sisters all around the world. Far greater, you now have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit will be with you always, to lead, to guide, and to comfort you. He will never abandon you. Just call on the name, “Jesus.”
If you have prayed to receive Jesus Christ for the first time, there are two things we ask of you. First, find a Bible-teaching church to attend on Sunday. Tell a pastor that you have prayed to receive Jesus Christ this week. They will help you get started right in your new walk as a Christian.
Secondly, please contact us and let us know specifically that you have just prayed to receive Christ. We want to be praying for you by name. We would also like to send you a free book that will help you further understand the decision you just made.
I pray that you will sign up for our daily Charlyne Cares devotionals. They will help you grow spiritually. Start reading the Bible and you can start in the Book of John. Another exciting experience is for you to start praying, which is just talking to the Lord throughout your day! Try it! Then listen, He will speak to your heart frequently. God loves you and your family!
May God bless you,