This post will detail how to accept Jesus into your heart!
Do you want to know how to accept Jesus into your heart? Well, you are in the right place! This post will provide a very detailed, scripture-based guide on how to do just that!
Why is this post necessary? Many people are curious about what it means to be saved, and this post will answer all of your questions.
A quick highlight is that Jesus came to purchase us with His own blood, and you are given eternal life by accepting Him into your heart. It’s a simple process, but it requires faith. I will walk you through the entire process, step by step, so that you can be assured of your salvation.❤️
Ready? Let’s go!
4 Easy steps on how to accept Jesus into your heart
Step 1: Understand that Jesus is the Son of God
The first step is to understand that Jesus is the Son of God. He is the only way to salvation.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
Jesus came to die for our sins. He took our punishment upon Himself so that we could be forgiven and have eternal life. Believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died for your sins. This is key to understanding how to accept Jesus into your heart.
Step 2: Repent of your sins
Next, you need to repent of your sins. This means acknowledging that you are a sinner in need of forgiveness and turning away from your sin.
“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19).
Once you have turned from your sin, you are ready to receive forgiveness.
Step 3: Confess your faith in Jesus Christ
The third step is to confess your faith in Jesus Christ.
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9).
By confessing your faith, you are declaring that Jesus is your Lord and Savior. You are acknowledging that He is the only way to salvation.
Step 4: Invite Jesus into your heart
Finally, you need to invite Jesus into your heart.
“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:10).
This is how to accept Jesus into your heart. By inviting Him in, you are giving Him control of your life. You are surrendering yourself to Him and His will for your life.
Once you have followed these steps, you become a child of God! “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:12).
Hang on tight, I have a salvation prayer later in the post that you can use as a guide as well!
Benefits of salvation
People may wonder what happens when you accept Jesus as your Lord and savior. What are the benefits of salvation?
Well, here are some:
- Forgiveness of sins
- Eternal life
- A relationship with God
- Purpose and meaning in life
- Hope for the future
- Freedom from fear and guilt
- Peace of mind and heart
- Strength for living
- A new beginning.
Prayer to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior
Are you ready to accept Jesus into your heart? He is waiting for you! Here is a simple salvation prayer:
Dear Jesus, I understand that You are the Son of God and that You died for my sins. I repent of my sin and turn away from it. I confess my faith in You and invite You into my heart. I give You control of my life and surrender myself to Your will. Thank You for saving me! Amen.
Next steps after salvation
Now that you have accepted Jesus into your heart, there are a few things you need to do next:
- Join a church. This is a great way to grow your faith and meet other believers.
- Read the Bible. This is how you learn more about God and His will for your life. I have a simple beginner-friendly bible study process that you can read here.
- Pray. This is how you communicate with God. He wants to hear from you!
- Witness. If you feel like the Lord is leading you- share your testimony with others and tell them about the wonderful things God has done in your life.
How to join a church (why join a church)
Joining a church is a great way to grow in your faith and meet other believers. It can also be a great way to serve your community. When you join a church, you become part of a family of believers who can support and encourage you in your faith.
To find a church near you, google the closest churches based off your zip code. You will most likely find their website and you can check their statement of faith (this is their foundational beliefs). You can also ask friends or family members for recommendations. Once you’ve found a few churches you’re interested in, visit them to see which one is best for you.
When you find the right church, simply request to become a member. Most churches will have a membership class that you can take to learn more about the church and what it means to be a member. After you’ve completed the class, you’ll be able to officially join the church.
Take heart when you experience challenges/opposition
While salvation is a free gift from God, it doesn’t mean that your life will be free from challenges. But take heart! Jesus promised that He would never leave or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). He will be with you always, even when the going gets tough.
Additionally, He has given us His Holy Spirit to comfort and guide us (John 14:26). When you are feeling discouraged or overwhelmed, turn to Jesus. He is the only One who can give you the hope and strength you need to overcome whatever challenges you may face.
And that’s it, folks, how to accept Jesus into your heart
By following the steps I highlighted, you can be assured of your salvation and have eternal life in Christ!
If you said the salvation prayer while reading this post, here is a hearty CONGRATULATIONS from me to you! Welcome to the body of Christ! ❤️
P.S I have already recorded some YouTube Videos that may interest you:
- “New Believer encouragement,” goes live on November 7th, 2022.
- “Bible Study for New Beginners,” goes live on November 14th,2022.
Lastly, feel free to read this post: 23 Misconceptions About Salvation: How These Wrong Assumptions Can Distort the Gospel