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The Most Important Decision that Every Person Faces

While I do know some of the people who read this blog (because they comment or email) the majority of my audience is anonymous. Although I started this blog for infertility, I’m most passionate about writing about faith while in the middle of a trial or waiting. Of course, both of those topics apply to infertility, but so many of the verses and promises I post about refer to those who are believers.

I don’t want to go on without sharing how someone comes to know Jesus. I hate that it has to be through a post and not in person, but I have hopes (and am praying) that this post touches at least one person.

So what is this critical decision?  We all have the choice to either accept God and the grace, salvation, and love He offers us, or we can choose to reject God and live life the way that we think is best. 

You may or may not have heard of the Romans Road, but it walks through 5 truths in Romans (New Testament chapter of the bible) of why we need salvation, how God provided salvation, how we can receive salvation, and the results of salvation.

1 – Why We Need Salvation – Romans 3:23“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”

Every person in the world has sinned and displeased God. It doesn’t matter how good of a person or rule-follower you are – you are just as guilty of sinning. We all need salvation because we all have sinned.

2 – The Consequences of Sin – Romans 6:23 – “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord, “

This tells us what the consequences are when we do sin. Our sin causes us to die, not just physically, but eternally too. The consequence of sin is death.

3 – How God Provided Salvation – Romans 5:8 -“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us

Jesus died for our sins. His death paid the price for all of our sins. 

4 – How We Can Receive Salvation – Romans 10:9-10,13 – “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved … For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Because Jesus died on our behalf, all we do is have to believe in Him. When we trust that His death paid for our sins and ask Him to be our Lord and Savior, we will be saved. Both salvation and forgiveness are given to anyone who trusts and believes in Him. We receive salvation and eternal life through Jesus Christ.

5 – The Results of Salvation – Romans 5:1 & 8:1 – Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. 

Because of Jesus’ death, even though we continue to sin, we will never be condemned for our sins. Salvation through Jesus Christ brings us into a relationship of peace with God.

Nothing about a relationships with Jesus has to do with what you HAVE or HAVEN’T done. It’s not about works, but about grace and faith. The truth is Jesus is the only perfect person. All you have to do to be in a personal relationship with Jesus (become a Christian, a believer, saved – however you want to word it) is admit you are a sinner, believe Jesus died on the cross for your sins, repent from your sins and your former life, and ask Him to come into your life to be your savior. An example prayer would be:

Dear Lord, I admit that I am a sinner. I have made many mistakes during my life. I am sorry and I repent. I ask you to forgive me. I believe that you died on the cross for me, to save me. I come to you now and ask you to come into my life and be my Savior. Help me to live every day in a way that pleases you. Amen.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8

If you followed those steps and prayed that prayer you are now a believer in Christ! It’s the best and most important thing you could ever do! I promise that God will completely transform your life, just as He has done to mine. Being a Christian doesn’t mean you will cruise through life and it’s going to be full of flowers and rainbows, but He does promise that He will be with you during the storms! It has nothing to do with religion or being ‘religious’, but has everything to do with a personal relationship with Him

I would love to hear from you by comment or email if you accepted Jesus today – It would bring me so much joy to know and to journey with you in doing life together and praying for you! There are a million more verses I would love to share, but for the sake of keeping it short, I’ll have them on hand for anyone who wants to know more. Blessings!

The Romans Road of Salvation - The most important decision every person faces

 

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21 Comments
  • Elisha
    Posted at 07:18h, 20 August Reply

    loved this post and I’m praying that your email is flooded with people who are now believers in Christ! Very exciting!! xo

  • Jessica Hiltz
    Posted at 07:27h, 20 August Reply

    I came to know Christ as a young girl of 6 years old. I can’t imagine my infertility journey without the comfort that only God can bring.

  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    Posted at 08:05h, 20 August Reply

    I just love that you shared this Caroline. You have such a beautiful heart my friend… and so many need to hear this message. Thank you for taking the time to share it. I pray that your words… and this message touches many.

    Wishing you a blessed day.
    xoxo

    • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
      Posted at 16:57h, 21 August Reply

      I’m so delighted you shared this on the #SHINEbloghop. I will continue to pray that this will minister to someone.

      Wishing you a lovely evening.
      xoxo

  • Jennifer T
    Posted at 08:08h, 20 August Reply

    All of your posts are very touching. Isn’t it amazing what our Savior has done for each and every one of us!!!

  • Gen Delali
    Posted at 08:55h, 20 August Reply

    this is the most important message in life-the Good News! thanks for sharing! God bless you! 🙂

  • Tania // Run to Radiance
    Posted at 10:43h, 20 August Reply

    So good! I love that you shared this so well laid out and easy to understand-praying many see this and are drawn to him.

  • Tiffany (A Touch of Grace)
    Posted at 12:42h, 20 August Reply

    I think this is my favorite post from you Caroline. This is such an important message and I hope you get lots of people who share that they have accepted Jesus into their lives.

    xoxo

  • C
    Posted at 14:24h, 20 August Reply

    Hi Caroline. I am a new blogger and happened upon your blog, and this post. What a beautiful post and so needed at this stage of my life! I am a very spiritual person, however dealing with fertility issues has made me question why this particular ailment was brought upon me. I am trying to trust in the universe and the spiritual world. The way you trust in the Lord inspires me! Thanks for posting this and I hope to read more of your thoughts.

  • Dspence
    Posted at 14:37h, 20 August Reply

    Love that you posted this and am praying you receive so many emails today. God is good!

  • Lisa
    Posted at 20:34h, 20 August Reply

    Love that you’re boldly sharing the Gospel!

  • Charity
    Posted at 21:23h, 20 August Reply

    I’m so glad you shared this! A wonderful reference post for so many. Sharing this on my Facebook.

  • Angela
    Posted at 22:23h, 20 August Reply

    Great post as usual, sweet friend! 🙂

  • Chelsie
    Posted at 07:38h, 21 August Reply

    This is one of the best posts I’ve ever read. Thank you for these words; a perfect reminder and an excellent post. It is truly a wonderful reminder. Love it & you!

  • Jaclyn
    Posted at 21:09h, 21 August Reply

    To all the ladies reading this,
    Jesus is all that you have been searching for and God has been with you through every step of your journey – nothing that you have experienced (good or bad) was out of His sight. AND yet He STILL loves you and longs to have a relationship with you. His forgivness and love no one can fathom – one of THE BEST relationships you can have on this earth. I pray today that you accept Him into your heart and life – He wants to help you and created you specifically for a relationship with Him. You can search this entire earth to fill that emptiness in your life, but you won’t find it anywhere but in Christ. He will never leave you or abandon You – He is more faithful than a brother and closer than the mention of His name.

  • Kelli B
    Posted at 22:23h, 21 August Reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! This IS what it all comes down to. Nothing else would exist without our salvation through Jesus!

  • Amanda
    Posted at 16:49h, 24 August Reply

    I love how you put it all out there like this! You are a blessing to many, Caroline, and an example of Christ.

  • Beka
    Posted at 17:39h, 25 August Reply

    First off, Praise Jesus for salvation!
    Secondly, I love the Romans road. It is one of the easiest tools to use to walk someone through the salvation plan. It’s easy to memorize and easy to navigate in the Bible.

    Thanks for sharing! Jesus said His Words never return void so His will, will be accomplished through sharing this =)

  • Caitlin | belong with wildflowers
    Posted at 08:54h, 26 August Reply

    Stopping by from Jack of All Trades // Your passion + dedication for helping others find God is so inspiring. Keep at it, girl!

  • Sarah
    Posted at 10:23h, 26 August Reply

    This is a great post! I love how simply you laid it out!

  • Chantel
    Posted at 15:12h, 28 August Reply

    <3 this Caroline! Even though I grew up in a Christian home and going to a Christian school I still feel like I don't really know how to lead anyone to Christ, this post is a great resource for someone like me!

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