#1 – A Changed Heart!

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In order to begin, 31 Days to Have a Heart Like His, we have to start at the beginning and that is with a changed heart.

 

Has there been a time in your life when you gave your life to Christ?

If so…you changed. You became a child of God!

 

For some of you, it may have meant a change in lifestyle, a change in the way you talk, dress, think and live.

 

If you were very young when you gave your life to Christ, it may have been a simple change just in knowing and having the confidence in a living Savior and you now will grow, live and conduct your life different than the world has to offer.

 

You may be reading this and thinking, “I don’t think I GAVE my life to Christ, I’ve just always believed there was a God and after all, I live in America, right, so that would make me a believer.”

 

There is a bit more to it than just believing and living in America.

 

God’s Word says:

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*There is none righteous, no not one. (Romans 3:10)

No one is good enough to get themselves into Heaven or to earn God’s love.

 

*For all have sinned… (Romans 3:23)

I’m a sinner and you are a sinner. No one is without sin.

 

*The price of our sin is death…(Romans 6:23)

We will pay for our sin in a place called Hell. God sent us His son to pay for our sin so that we could instead go to Heaven to live eternally with Christ and all those that accepted Christ into their lives.

 

*Christ died for us…(Romans 5:8)

God sent His son to die for you and for me because he loves us.

 

*That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)

A very simple prayer to pray is:

Jesus, I do believe You are the Son of God and that You died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sin. Forgive me. I turn away from my sin and choose to live a life that pleases You. Enter my life as my Savior and Lord.

I want to follow You and make You the leader of my life.

Thank You for Your gift of eternal life and for the Holy Spirit, who has now come to live in me. I ask this in Jesus name. Amen!

 

*Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:13)

If you called on God through the prayer or a similar prayer in your own words, this verse says, you are saved!

 

If you have been saved for many years or just prayed that prayer a moment ago, you have a changed heart! My heart was changed when I was 14 and oh how thankful I am! If you ever have any doubts, all you have to do is read that verse and ask yourself, “Did I ask Christ into my life and did I ask Him to forgive me of my sin?” If the answer is yes, you have nothing to doubt and no one can take that from you!

 

Okay, now that we have the most important step taken care of, are you ready to move on to do a bit of “heart surgery” and be inspired and encouraged to have a heart like His?

 

I’m ready and I’m excited!

 

I will see you right here tomorrow with our first heart trait, of that like our Savior, Jesus Christ!

 

I would love to hear about your heart change. You can send me an email or comment right here on the comment section. Remember, when you have an opportunity to tell of when Christ made a change in your life, you could be that encouragement that someone needs to read and hear about. Don’t let any opportunity pass you by to share what God has done for you!