Have you ever wanted to start over? I mean, live on air and transported come out of the cocoon a butterfly instead of a meal worm? The Bible says, "All we like sheep have gone astray. We have turned everyone to his own way and the Lord has laid on Him (Jesus) the iniquity of us all." Isaiah 53. I have been saved, that is, have a personal relationship, not religion, with my Savior, Jesus Christ and through Him to God.
You don't need a reformed life but we need a transformed life from the inside out lived. God loves you and you can be sure of Jesus dwelling inside if you agree (homologeo in Greek) with God in prayer that you are wrong before Him in the mirror a sinner failing to obey at one point the Ten Commandments and have missed the mark. Then agree with God you spiritually need forgiveness because His mercy and grace covers you takes away your sin and you are forgiven! Live your rest from your own works of your life in God's Finished Work of the Cross, a disciple of Jesus Christ and for God, knowing you are in the Kingdom of God here saved by accepting the Innocent substitute of Christ's Death as atonement for your sins in the strength God provides. Just agree you're a sinful sinner wrong before God's eyes in specific attitudes and actions but He will bury your sins in the sea then (where no one can dig them up.) God takes your word (about your faith in Him) and combines it with Jesus's promise to raise you up resurrected, a new person with a new heart, lifestyle, and new spirit in Him and makes you born again. Just by faith believing God is right, Holy, good, but He needs to be wrathful against evil and sin and just as such, He is Righteously demonstrated in Jesus and Just in the end to merciful forgive you your sins and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness.
You become a vigilant butterfly instantaneously God having separated what you do in sin from who you are being, loved unconditionally by Him now so you quit sinning in large measure at the beginning. If you genuinely come to Christ to God this day you never have to go back to your former way of life again. Just jump the pond into God's arms. It's an about face from sin and then against the grain life, when you leave sinful ways, take up your cross and follow Christ, this life in the Son losing your life to find it in God's Kingdom of grace but you will bear fruit in keeping with repentance as you grow in the grace & knowledge of Christ & the exposed truth. Who you are in Him, called, chosen, and promised promises to become identified in Him near, you stand in the mirror, God's Word the Bible, candid, complete, and near Col.2:9.
Tell someone else about what you have done if you prayed for now is the day for salvation & share your experience of salvation so then you will be solidified in a root system in God established over time and you will begin to show love for God by showing evidence of God's mercy to you by doing in a love walk with Him justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with your God. Desires change. Redirects in life will be there.
Jesus said through St. Paul, "There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus," for they leave the sinful life behind & go and sin no more in desires God is intervening in. "I am come that they may have life and have it more abundantly." Romans 8:1; John 10:9,10 People outside the faith are condemned already by their own consciences. They literally suppress knowledge of God to continue to practice sin.
"Wide is the gate that leads to destruction but narrow is the gate that leads to life and few there be that find it!" I have known the Lord since the age of four and have never looked back. I am blessed! He put a new man in my shoes. Yes there is a heaven and hell and you can be sure to shun the one and gain the other if you're on the right road. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord! As partakers of His Divine Nature you do right things now because of being in right standing with God and this is rightness from God that will become naturally what you want to accomplish spontaneous delighting in Him your Father and the Standard (His will as laid forth in the Word of God,) He performing it through you every waking moment Romans 3:19,21;5:1; II Peter 1:1-6ff. Isaiah 26 says, "I (God) will perform and accomplish for you." Eph. 2:10 says,"you are His workmanship, (Greek word poema like the word, poem) and were ordained beforehand unto good works." Be still and see the salvation of The Lord. Put your singer first who sing to praise The Lord!
LET me introduce myself. I'm Dave C. from Franklin Square, N.Y. I'm a Blood-washed born again Child of God, believe in the Gift of Righteousness found in God's Son, take a stand for a new standard, Christ's righteousness & make no apologies for it. I attend church Services at an Assemblies Of God church: Bethel Assembly Of God Church from Franklin Square. I've accepted Christ as my personal Savior and Lord. I was four. Being all God wants me to be is a part of my all-calling I'm pursuing in God to be a minister to others and to minister to God first. As a minister of reconciliation as a layman I'm loving being single and agapetotes freed up love from God to 'laleo' (Greek word for to gossip or chirp) the Gospel to my family and church family. I Algebra tutor math to a twelve year old child next door to me at times. As well I'm a Gideon who distributes Bibles to many needy locations and peoples, am a substitute High School Teacher, and have a Bachelor of Science's in Chemistry. God's unconditional love is totally awesome. I rejoice evermore. I witness with all-joy to My Jesus My comfort, and shelter for he has taken my sins away! W/o Him we can do nothing. With Christ we can reign in God and in life to all possibilities from God's radical grace in Him for every impossible situation be victorious through Him Romans 5:17;8:1,28,37;12:1,2. What the Lord has done for me He can do for you. He has made something... beautiful... out of my life! Long live King Jesus! You are mercy to me! Humbly, Godliness with contentment is great gain. Riches will fade away. But His Word will last forever! My utmost for His highest. El Elyon is "God Most High," His title in the Old Testament. God gives us gold, silver, and precious stone in character approved service! What must I do to be saved? Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. Then follow Jesus Christ on your knees to the nth degree. Be men of service not degree. Be Christ's disciple and disciple.