Wholeheartedly Messy is a ministry, and in this ministry we believe...
The Bible is God's true word, living and breathing, the only truth to be found in this dark world.
God created the world, and He created us in His image so that we may glorify Him. And He gave us free will so that we would choose to love Him and not be forced to. Unfortunately, we chose not to, and we sinned. Our sin tainted us. If we sin just once, we are not allowed anywhere near God or in Heaven. Everyone has sinned, and we can no longer get to God on our own.
All through the Old Testament, God tried and tried to lead us back to Him, but again and again we chose the world over God. And nothing ever turned out well for us because of our sin.
But there's good news!
Jesus was innocent and never did any wrong, yet He was persecuted, mocked, beaten, and killed. Being God, He had the power to stop these cruel things being done to Him, but He chose not to. He knew that the only way we were ever going to get to God was if someone so pure as God died as a sacrifice for our sins.
And that Guy was Jesus Christ.
Notice how this whole story has been about choices? Well, after Jesus died, God gave us a choice.
If we choose to accept Christ as our Savior and follow Him, we will be saved from the punishment of our sin and be able to freely go to God whenever we choose to. We will have the power of God living inside of us (aka the Holy Spirit), and when we die, we will live in Heaven for all of eternity.
But it all starts with a choice. Do you choose to believe in God? Do you believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven? Do you believe that He paid for your sins? Will you choose Him over the world?
If not, I invite you to search for the truth and for the answers to your questions.
If you do believe, say it out loud.
If you don't know how to accept Christ as your Savior or don't really have the words, below is an example prayer. (There is no one way to accept Christ; it just has to be sincere.)
"Lord, I know that I've made a lot of mistakes. I admit that I've sinned, and that I can't get to You by myself. Please forgive me for my sins.”
"I believe that You sent Your Son down to earth to die. I believe that He paid the price for my sins, and I believe that He is the only way to Heaven. I believe in Jesus Christ.”
"I choose to follow you, Jesus. I choose you over the world. I choose you as my Lord and Savior."
If you have any other questions, concerns, prayer requests, or just need a listening ear, feel free to message me using the form below. If you would like to accept Jesus as your Savior or just did, PLEASE TELL ME AND I WILL CELEBRATE WITH YOU. (Probably with happy dances and Star Trek gifs.)