"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23
"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:8-10
God Is Good!
"The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart — These, O God, You will not despise." Ps 51:17
Through His Word! “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” -- Romans 10:17
When we come to Christ, we need to come humbly, realizing there is nothing in ourselves that deserve His mercy and grace, not by feelings or emotions, but in spirit and in truth. "God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth" -- John 4:24
No one can convince you into the kingdom of God, but as you truly seek Him, He will reveal Himself to you as He did to those in Samaria. "He then they said to the woman, "Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world." -- John 4:42
"Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts." Hebrews 4:7
Read Psalm 51 and make it your prayer and read God's Word daily and allow God to reveal Himself to you as He transforms your life.
"Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.
For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me. Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done evil in Your sight — That You may be found just when You speak, And blameless when You judge.
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me. Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken may rejoice. Hide Your face from my sins, And blot out all my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners shall be converted to You.
Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, The God of my salvation, And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness. O Lord, open my lips, And my mouth shall show forth Your praise. For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart — These, O God, You will not despise."