Guinea-Bissau – What do you find your happiness in? What do you look forward to doing? Is there a special person that you love to see because they just make your day? Do you have all you could want or need but find that something is still missing?
All around the world, for the most part, people of every race and culture want the same things out of life — good health, a decent-paying job, a nice house, a nice car, a happy family life, money to pay bills and to put into savings, and freedom to live, love, and lead our lives in peace. We all also want a stable economy, a well-organized government, freedom to worship as we choose, the opportunity to get a good education, and a safe environment in which to live, work, play, and raise our families.
However, at some point, after we obtain everything that we could wish for, we often find that something important is missing. We may not quite know what that something or someone is, but we sense that it is not there. Everything that we have becomes small and probably insignificant, when we are looking to fill that void, that emptiness, inside of our souls. It is a void that cannot be filled with money, it cannot be filled with a big fine house or a nice car, it cannot be filled with family, and it cannot be filled with work, position, or power.
Blaise Pascal said, “There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.” Jesus Christ is the only Person who can fill that void, that emptiness, in your soul. He is the something that is missing in your life. Jesus Christ is the peace, joy, hope, love, and fulfillment that you are missing in life. Today, He wants to fill that void in your heart and soul. Allow me to show you how you can receive Jesus Christ into your heart and fill the emptiness in your soul:
First, you must realize and admit that you are a sinner, just as I am, and that you have broken God’s laws just as I have. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20: “For there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Romans 3:23 reads: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” In fact, I am the chief of sinners, so don’t think that you’re alone.
Second, you must understand that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…” This is both spiritual death and physical death. We die physically and go to the grave because of sin and we die spiritually and go to hell because of sin.
Third, you must understand that you are on the road to hell because of your sins. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” The Bible says in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Fourth, you must accept the fact that you cannot do anything to save yourself! The Bible states in Ephesians 2: 8, 9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
Fifth, you must accept the fact that God loves you more than you love yourself, and that He wants to save you from hell. Because of God’s love for you, he sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to pay the penalty for your sin. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Because God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our sins, we can live with God in Heaven for all eternity after we die.
Finally, with these facts in mind, you must repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and pray and ask Him to come into your heart and save you this very moment. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
If you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me the following simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is trusting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour!