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Just ask God in the name of Jesus to forgive you of all your sins of omission, commission, sins of the flesh etc. after you confess to Jesus, Say Lord i too choose to forgive others who have hurt me in my lifetime. Heal all my brokenness and come into my heart, I choose to believe your word is Truth and you are the one true living God. fill me with your Holy Spirit and make me your child.! The promise of God is "I will never despise a broken spirit and a contrite heart!" Pray from your heart fervently, God is watching the positioning of our hearts.
The answers above include a lot of theology which is basically accurate. But, the simple answer is laid out clearly in Romans 10:8-12. Once you do that, relax and don't get all religious! Trust God The Father to lead you in the power of God The Holy Spirit Who WILL come into you and live Jesus', God The Son's, life out through you. The so-called, and often mandated, "Sinners' Prayer" was only invented by one man in the middle of the 19th Century. There were 1850 years of Jesus Followers saved by God before that! Blessings and enjoy living in eternity all! It ain't supposed to be as complicated as too many make it!
When the men and women in Jerusalem were convinced that they had crucified Jesus Christ the messiah they asked Peter "What shall we do to be saved" Peter answered "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" - Acts 2:38. As you continue reading the book of Acts (the actions of the first century Christians), you'll find exactly the same pattern repeated for everyone who wanted to follow Jesus: Believe, Repent, Be Baptised to wash away Sin, Receive the Holy Spirit". These are all the steps and are essential to allow God through His word to direct us into a relationship with His Son the way He directed.
John 3:16; Romans 3:23; 1 Timothy 2:5, 1 Corinthians 15:3 and 1 Peter 3:18; and John 1:12. Once you have received Christ, though, you must daily commit yourself to Christ as did the Macedonians in 2 Corinthians 8:4-5 There’s a beautiful story in 2 Corinthians about how the Macedonians did this. It says they were “begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints — and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us”. Paul had “his socks knocked off” by the obedience of these new Christians. They gave themselves to the Lord FIRST. Then believing they belonged to Him, they gave themselves to Paul and to his mission of mercy for the poor down in Jerusalem.
Every answer here is good and true. I will simply say this: You cannot “live” to God unless you die and are reborn in Jesus Christ. Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life, none shall come to the Father but by me.” He is the only way to God, thus He is the only way to life, as He even says He is life. Now once you are a Christian, what then? Well, you obey and keep the commands of Jesus. This is how you grow spiritually, as every one of Jesus’ teachings and commands comes directly from God the Father, as He states many times. So, to live your life to God, you must: Believe in Jesus Christ and have Him as your lord and savior. Obey His commands.
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