How to open the door
You pray. That just means you talk to God. Stand up, or sit down, or get on your knees – whatever you feel moved to do. Close your eyes (or don’t) and “see” yourself walk to the door. If you have decided you want to, open the door.
If you opened it, you see Jesus smiling. Invite Him in. Talk to Him. There’s no formula for what you need to say – just talk to Him now that you know what He came for. It’s actually good if you can talk out loud. Even though God can hear your thoughts, speaking or even whispering your conversation with Him is important. It gets us out of thinking mode and makes our decision an affirmative action.
What it comes down to is you believing that Jesus was sent by God to die for you, to restore your relationship with Him, and to help you get to God. Repent of your sins and give yourself to Jesus. Here’s what you might pray:
"God, my life is a big mess. I’ve thought, said, and done a lot of things that were not good. I don’t want to be like that anymore. I’ve been going the wrong way. I want to be part of your family. I want to be your child. I want to go YOUR way.
"I know that you sent your Son Jesus here to pay the penalty for MY sins, to die in MY place so that I can be with You from here on out. Thank you for making a way for me to be restored.
"I’m opening the door for Jesus to come in to show me how to do life now. I’ll probably need a lot of help to get this right, so I’m counting on You. Help me to clearly understand how to hear Him and see Him so I can be who you created me to be. Thank you for loving me and saving me.
Amen." (That just means “Yes.”)
Take your time with Him. Talk to Him. Listen to Him.
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