Insights on spirituality and inspiration from the word of God.

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you;

I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. “

Ezekiel 36:26

Often the heart of the matter for someone who is having an unusually hard struggle coping with life’s difficulties is really a matter of the heart.  When you’re not sure that a person has experienced authentic salvation, these two penetrating questions may be helpful for revealing whether the real need is a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.


Question #1

“Have you come to a place in your spiritual life where you know for certain that if you were to die today, you would go to heaven?”

“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God

so that you may know that you have eternal life.”

I John 5:13

Question #2

“Suppose you were to die today and stand before God and He were to say to you, ‘Why should I let you into my heaven?’  what would you say?”

If the answer refers to “good works” or anything we can do to earn or merit God’s acceptance, then an authentic salvation experience may not have occurred.

The answer must be based on these truths: salvation is a true gift and eternal life is received only through acceptance of the death of Jesus Christ as payment for our personal debt of sin.

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith –

and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.”
Ephesians 2:8

“He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree,

so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness;

by His wounds you have been healed.”

I Peter 2:24

“Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.”
Acts 16:31

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”
2 Corinthians 5:17

Prayer of Salvation

God, I admit I have lived a self-centered life.

I ask you to forgive me for my sins,

I recognize my desperate need to be saved.

Thank you, Jesus, for dying on the cross

to pay the penalty for my personal sins.

Come in to my life to be my Savior and my Lord.

Thank you for giving me a new life and for

what you will do in me and through me.

In Christ’s name I pray.


If you have prayed this prayer and have trust Christ as your Savior, we would love to rejoice with you and help you as you begin your new life as a Christian.  Please use our contact page to inform us of your new found faith in Christ.  God bless you!