Do you know the Master Musician?
Psychologists have long known that every person has two great longings and inward needs. The first is to be loved, and the second is to love. But when pressures and heartaches come into our lives, many give up any hope of ever finding love.
The tragedy is that we often look in the wrong places to fill this deep, deep need and longing. Some substitute lust for love. Others pursue material things or superficial relationships - all in the futile attempt to fill a God-shaped vacuum in the human heart.
But there is good news! There can be music in your soul – the kind of music that comes from knowing you are loved. The Bible says, "This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in Him, anyone can have a whole and ever-lasting life." (John 3:16). On the cross of Christ, God's mighty love was revealed and offered unconditionally to all who would be saved.
Do you long to know this kind of love? Then I need to ask you the most important question you'll ever be asked: Do you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God loves you, that your sins are forgiven, and that you are saved and on your way to heaven?
The great news is, you can know! Your soul CAN sing! Here’s how…
Admit Your Sin
First, you must admit that you are a sinner. Sin is an offense against God that carries a serious penalty.
According to Romans 6:23, "The wages of sin is death [eternal separation from the love and mercy of God.]"
We have ALL sinned. “… all fall short of God's glorious standard.” (Romans 3:23).
Abandon Your Efforts
Second, you must abandon any efforts to save yourself. If we could save ourselves, Jesus' death would have been unnecessary!
Even "getting religion" cannot get you to heaven. The Bible says it is "not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His [God's] mercy He saved us" (Titus 3:5). Salvation is by God's grace, " God saved you by his grace – his special favor - when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it." (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Acknowledge Christ's Payment
What you cannot do for yourself, Jesus Christ has done for you! "But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners." (Romans 5:8). He died on the cross for you and then rose from the dead to prove that His payment was acceptable to God. But you must acknowledge and believe this fact. “Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with your entire household." (Acts 16:31).
Accept Christ as Your Savior
Salvation is God's gift to you. "The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:23). When someone offers you a priceless gift, the wisest thing you can do is accept it! This very moment, you can receive Christ's gift of salvation by sincerely praying this simple prayer from your heart:
Dear God, I know that I am a sinner. I know that You love me and want to save me. Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God, who died on the cross to pay for my sins. I believe God raised You from the dead. I now turn from my sin and, by faith, receive You as my personal Lord and Savior. Come into my heart, forgive my sins, and save me, Lord Jesus. In Your name I pray, Amen.
Friend, if you have not yet made a decision for Christ, I urge you to receive Him today. You'll be eternally glad to know this Master Musician who longs to put His song of love in your heart.
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