“Father Knows Best” was a popular television series during the 1950s which portrayed ideal middle class family life in the Mid-west. Robert Young portrayed Jim Anderson as the husband to Margaret and the father of three children. He was a responsible man who loved his wife and children. And even though he owned the biggest insurance company in town, he never let his business get in the way of family life; he did what was best for his family. Whenever one or more of his children had a problem, he thoughtfully gave them wise advice.
The reason why children go to their parents for advice and help is because they often do not know what is best for themselves. However, because a parent has passed through that stage of life, they can understand what the child is going through, where he or she is headed and what they will face along the way.
In life, even beyond childhood, we still need someone to whom we can turn for advice and guidance. Often, we have difficult decisions to make about finances, education, relationships and work. But our most perplexing questions come when we face spiritual matters. Questions like: What happens after we die? Can I be sure about going to Heaven? Why am I even alive?
Fortunately, we can go to God with these questions and concerns. He has the answers we desire, and he definitely knows best. God not only wants to answer your questions, but He wants to have a relationship with you. He wants to become your Heavenly Father. As your Heavenly Father, God will comfort you, guide you, always be there with you, and provide you with the instructions you need to handle any situation you face if you just ask Him.
Do you want to begin a relationship with God as your Heavenly Father? Allow me to show you how.
First, recognize that you are a sinner and that your sins have separated you from God. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Because of your sins, you are deserving of punishment. The Bible says in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”
Second, realize that God loves you, and believe that because of God’s love, He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for your sins–taking the punishment you deserve. John 3:16 says, “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.”
Third, accept Jesus Christ’s invitation to begin a relationship with God by receiving Jesus Christ into your life by faith as your Savior from sin’s consequences. Jesus Christ said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “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 accept Jesus Christ into your heart, you will begin a relationship with God that will last for eternity. He will be your Heavenly Father, and you can go to Him at anytime knowing that He is there to hear your prayers and guide you throughout life. If this is your heart’s desire, you can pray something like this right now to let God know about your decision:
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 and forever. Amen.
If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! I want to congratulate you on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”.
Believe by faith. Share the faith. And keep the faith! God Bless You!