Dear bird enthusiast,
I care about your eternal soul. I would like to have you in heaven with me. God would love to have you there most of all, as no one loves you more than He. He has every hair counted on your remarkably formed head. He marvelously created you in your mother’s womb (Psalm 139 in the Bible).
If you want to know more about the Creator of birds and you, I have provided an explanation of how you can personally know God Almighty.
In God’s Holy Word, the Bible, God offers you eternal life in heaven through you placing our trust in His Son, Jesus Christ. Christ died on the cross, shedding His blood for your wrong conduct and mine (John 3:16 and Roman 3:23-26), and came back to life—being raised from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:3-7). Jesus Christ now lives eternally in heaven, as true Christians will one day. In heaven, Christians will be set free from all sin, pain and sorrow—this resulting in unending joy. Christians still sin here on the earth and need to ask forgiveness when they act wrongly (1 John 1:9). However, obedient Christians are no longer held in sin’s slavery (Romans 6:5-6).
God does ask that you count the cost before you choose to follow Christ and become a Christian. God does change desires and behavior and you can lose friends as you strive to please a righteous and holy God. You can be terribly mistreated and hated for loving Him.
If you desire the free gift of salvation and understand the cost of rejection, you can simply say, “Dear Heavenly Father, I ask you to forgive my sins and take control of my life. I ask this in Christ’s name.” By saying this sincerely and honestly, you can be assured of eternal life, a purpose on this earth and deliverance from fiery hell. Jesus Christ knows if you sincerely want to turn from your sin to serve Him. God forgives all your wrong actions, not just some. You cannot out-sin God’s forgiveness. Christ shed His precious blood for every sin committed. Prayer is simply talking to God as you would a friend, but always in a respectful manner. He is God in one, yet in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit who enters a person to change them when they accept Christ as their deliverer from sin. Christians pray to the Father as the Bible commands and He hears them when they ask for anything in Jesus’ name that is within His will (John 16:23).
As an example of talking to God on a regular basis when you become a believer, you can say, Heavenly Father, I ask this, or I give thanks for this, or I ask forgiveness for this—all stated in gratitude and in acknowledgment of His Son, Christ Jesus (1 John 5: 10-13, Ephesians 3:14-21, Colossians 1:9-14, etc.).
You can learn about Christ by reading the Gospel of John in the Bible. You can read a chapter a day. If you ask God to rule your life, you will obtain a desire to read more and more of the New Testament and you will want to attend a Bible teaching church.
If you do not believe God even exists, you can simply say, God could you reveal your love to me so I can believe.
To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. (Act 10:43 KJV)