God made us in His image for a love relationship (Genesis 1:26-27; Psalm 139:13-16; Jeremiah 31:1). God made us to do purposeful work with Him (Genesis 1:28; 2:15-20; Psalm 8; Jeremiah 1:5).
We’ve all turned from God & tried to play God (Genesis 3; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:10-12). We deny & downplay the consequences of our sin (Proverbs 14:12; Jeremiah 2:13; 13:23; 17:9,13-14; Isaiah 59:1-2; Romans 1:18-32; 3:23; 6:23).
God came to us, as one of us, in Jesus (Matt 1:21-23; Luke 2:10-11; John 1:10-11; Hebrews 2:14-18; 5:7-9). Jesus died & rose again to bring us back to God (Luke 19:10; Romans 3:21-26; 5:1-11; 8:1-39; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; 1 Peter 3:18; 1 John 5:18-20).
Admit our selfish way & surrender to His control (Matthew 4:17; Luke 24:46-47; Acts 3:19; 20:21; 2 Corinthians 7:10). Receive Jesus & His grace to live a new life (John 1:11-13; Romans 6:23; 10:9-13; 1 John 5:12-13).
God gives us His Holy Spirit to live in & lead us (John 14:26; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:29-30; Eph. 1:13-14; 1 John 4:13-16). To devote ourselves to be Jesus’ body in this world (Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:4-5; 1 Corinthians 12:7-27; Galatians 5:13-14; Ephesians 2:10, 19-22; 3:10-11; Titus 2:11-14; 1 Peter 4:10-11).
I acknowledge Your plan for my life – to have a love relationship and work with You.
I admit my problem – I’ve selfishly turned from You & Your plan, and tried to run my own life and this has profoundly separated me from You.
I acknowledge Your answer for my problem – that in Your Son, Jesus Christ, You came to earth as a human being to die in my place on a cross & rise again the 3rd day to bring me back to You. What sacrificial love!
My response is to humbly admit my selfish way and receive Your free gift of new life in Jesus Christ.
I want to live out Your call – with Your Holy Spirit living in me and leading me each day, I give myself to be part of Jesus’ Body, the Church, while I’m here on earth.
Thanks for giving me eternal life with You, LORD. Amen.