How to know Jesus is real…
Feel like you’re missing something, like you’ve got a hole inside that nothing can fill? Have you been looking high and low for what might fill that empty space? What you’ve been looking for is Jesus Christ!
Jesus came to fill the empty space in the heart of every person. He did this by dying on the cross for our sins and making a way for us to have a relationship with the Creator of the universe. He came for you and everyone. And you can invite Him to fill the emptiness in your life by taking the most important steps of your life.
Recognize that “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23) The emptiness you feel comes from trying to meet impossible standards of doing “good.” We can’t help but fall short because of sin. And when we fall short, we feel like something’s missing.
Understand that “The wages of sin is death.” (Romans 6:23) Sin separates from God. Being separated from God means being spiritually dead, that empty feeling you’ve been struggling with. If you remain spiritually dead, a sinner without being reconciled to God, you’re headed for hell.
Repent! “Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19) Repent means to turn around and walk in a different direction. That’s what you need to do to get that emptiness filled. By repenting or turning away from your sin, you can enter into a relationship with God that promises to restore you.
Jesus is the only way! “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12) Salvation through faith in Jesus is the only way to be assured of a relationship with God and a place in heaven when you die. Not being a good person, going to church, or doing good things can give you these two things. Accept Him now and He promises to change your life and guarantee your eternity!
When You Recognize…
- You are a sinner
- That remaining in sin assures eternal death in hell
- That repentance and acceptance of Jesus’ death on the cross is the only way to heaven.
- And receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior by faith
…You are on your way! The emptiness you’ve been longing to fill can happen and you will become a member of the family of God, assured of being with Him in Heaven!
For this is how much God loved the world—he gave his one and only, unique Son as a gift. So now everyone who believes in him will never perish but experience everlasting life. (TPT)