Offer and acceptance

June 16th, 2007

Anyone who has ever bought or sold a house knows about the offer and acceptance form. If you see a house you like, you speak to the real estate agent and put in an offer. The agent then takes it back to the owners to negotiate an acceptable price to both parties. If both are happy you sign the offer and acceptance form and the sale process begins.

As a family we have experienced this twice in the last month or so. We put in an offer on a house in Merredin and several weeks later someone put in an offer on our house. For both sales to go through, all parties had to be happy with the offers and the process has begun.

In the same way as this process, God has placed an offer and acceptence before each of us. He has provided an eternal home that each of us has to “sign” the acceptance form for the transaction to take place.

God greatest desire is that you and I to spend eternity with Him in heaven. He has provided a way for us to do that by sending Jesus to come to this earth to die on the cross for us. Jesus died to pay the price for our sin. He took our punishment for all the wrong things we have done in our lives.

In this whole transaction process of purchasing your eternal home, God has done His part. Now it is up to each of us to do our part. God wants you to “sign” the offer He has made to you and I. He wants you to accept what Jesus has done for you.

If you would like to do that, you can do this by praying the following prayer…

Dear Lord Jesus,
I thank You that you have provided a way for me to spend eternity with You. I thank Jesus that You came and died on the cross for my sin. Please forgive all the wrong things I have done in my life. I am sorry Lord. Right now Jesus I ask you to come into my heart and life. Please be my Lord and Saviour. Please guide me and lead me in all I do. Please help me to live my life for You. Amen.

If you sincerly prayed this prayer, you have now signed God’s eternal offer and acceptance form. Your eternal home has been purchased!

To ensure you are able to able to make a solid start on this new journey I have provided some tips on my new Christians page. These will help you to set a solid foundation for your new life with Jesus. You can access them here http://www.passionaustralia.org/newChristians.html