Of course the Lord — our Creator God who longs to forgive our sins and be in relationship with us–wants us to respond to His voice, but it is our choice. Since I’m an Evangelist, people often ask me, “how do I know I’m saved?” You know, (I know) because there is a change in your (my) life. No change means no Christ.
When we teach our members how to share the gospel, we often have people write about the moment they were saved. Some were saved at a revival, vacation bible school, Sunday school, during Sunday morning worship or even at home. Sadly, some people just stare at a blank sheet of paper. They may have been going to church their whole lives, but they can’t point to the time they started their personal relationship with Jesus. These people are church members, not kingdom members.
Only a right relationship with Jesus makes you a kingdom member. Being a good person or being from a good family will not get you into heaven.
I believe many people hear Jesus knock on the door of their hearts, but refuse to let Him in. Hebrews 3:15 says, “Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts…” What about you? If you were writing about when you were saved, would your paper be blank? Do you know that you are saved? did you answer His voice? do you have a relationship with Him? did you open the door after He knocked? If not, and you are ready to hear the call, pray this prayer with me, Lord Jesus, I know You died on the cross for my sins. I know You are a living God. So today I am answering Your knock on the door of my heart, turning from my sin, and asking You to be my personal Savior and Lord.
Thank you for saving me.
Pastor K, PFPMA Chaplain