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January 16, 2017 4:44 pm
Harvest messages are brought to you by harvest partners receive free email daily devotions were to become a harvest partner, please visit us email@example.com. It was 11 first Samuel 17 facing your Giants in the coming year. You know we all have giants that we face in life and when I use the word giant use it as a illustration of what might seem like insurmountable problem. An obstacle is something you're afraid of something your under the power of a something that just seems as though it will always loom large in your life and will never stop bothering you, could be something dark and sinister praline around the perimeter of your life. It could be something else and maybe you overcame this giant, so to speak for a week or maybe even a month and you thought you had victory and then it came back with a vengeance stronger than ever and brought you down and of course New Year's. Many people make resolutions.
My New Year's resolution is to make no New Year's resolutions and I'll tell you why because I resolutions you make in the beginning of the year. It goes in one year and out the other year you will get. We break them quickly.
Maybe a phenomenal lose weight in 2017 and you gain weight in 2017. Whatever it is, but we have those challenges that we face in life. It could be what I would call a giant of fear by fear I mean something that's frightening. You right now whenever you think about it is sort of asserted grips you are filled with anxiety and dread.
Maybe it's not even irrational fear, but it's a real one. None the less. Maybe you find yourself asking once this happens or what if this that happens, no, no, and it that sort of your Giants and were living in a crazy world with a lot of very real threats that we face. Or maybe it's a giant of some kind of personal sin. An area where you are weak and you fall over and over again. You seem to have the victory. As I said earlier, but then you lose it quickly.
It could be pride or envy or gluttony or are not graffiti or alcohol or drugs or something else, but it's real and that here's what you need to know. You can overcome these giants might be a giant of threat of some kind that taunts you. Maybe someone is literally threatening your life. Maybe they're bullying you on social media or saying or writing. Then came out kind things about your outright lies are might be the threat of a lawsuit, something that seems as though will never go away. Might be a different kind of a giant like an unbelieving husband or an unbelieving wife for a prodigal son or daughter and you praying you pray and they seem to get further and further from coming to Christ, not closer and closer.
So now as we come to this new year and we face our giants.
I think we need to face him in faith and know that God is bigger than any giant working to face in the coming year and see what happened in the Bible in the life of young man who is able to bring his drive down I know I'm going get a good go to the story of David and Goliath in a few moments, but David was clearly a world changer. Remember in the series called world changers based on the great heroes of faith from Hebrews 11. Here's what he was 11 says about David in verse 32. What more can I say from the time would fail me to tell of Gideon a Barak of Samson and Jeff the also of David and Samuel and the prophets who through faith subdued kingdoms work righteousness obtain promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire escape the edge of the sword and out of weakness were made strong, they became valiant in battle, turned the fight are turned to flight the armies of the aliens and women received their dead raised to life again. There David stop the mouths of lions.
He was valiant in battle. He did fight armies. David was a study in contrast he was both a warrior and a worshiper. You know sometimes you will see him, and another little later I'm a lover, David was both. He was a fighter and he was a lover. He was a king, and he also was a sinner but were introduced to him in Scripture. He was a shepherd boy watching over his flock. He was one of the sons of the men named Jesse who lived in Bethlehem, the Lord spoke to the prophet Samuel basically said I'm done with King Saul. He's out and my new king is waiting for you of the house of Jeff Jesse living in Bethlehem, so the prophet Samuel comes the town by the way, when a prophet showed up. It was a big deal. The whole town turned out, and they're all waiting to hear what the prophet has to say, so the prophet offered a sacrifice in the S Jesse to bring on his boys 70 Jesse had seven strapping sons and he brought them before the visiting prophet.
They really were the magnificent seven for sure so the prophet walks along the looks out of the news. The next thing the Lord says this is the one.
This is in the one this is in the one that he comes across Eli Abbott, was the tallest of the boys really good looking and I Samuel this is the one who wrote to Samuel, will you stop already. Don't you know that I don't judge according to outward appearance that I look on the heart, so he goes to the whole gang of seven and not one of them is the right one and so just Samuel S Jesse Gevity more boys.
Yeah, I've got one more. He's out on the field and he's a little weird. He's a musician and he pleases the instrument and strike songs to God. He watches over the sheet. The prophet said bring a man so incomes David Downing with vim and vigor and energy any sort of reddish in color of the Bible tells us, so he probably little different from his brothers right here maybe a few freckles of the Lord says that's my boy. The prophet anoints him and says this is the next king of Israel.
Then he just thank you very much God bless and delete so there's David like what am I supposed to do now and he goes back to tending the sheep.
No real changes so fast forward and we have the children of Israel in a conflict with their longtime enemies. The Philistine on one side of the villain Valley of Eli were the Philistines and their army and the other side with the Israelites and so David sent on an errand by his father to take bread and cheese to his brothers serving in the Israeli army bread and cheese. Basically, David was making a pizza delivery.
Okay, really, what is bread and cheese it's pizza. How many of you like pizza. Raise your hand up to how many of you don't like pizza you know like it get out to sculpt no really don't like it has a plus. I love pizza really like Joyce making a pizza delivery bread and cheese and his brother Eli about was the one that stood up from the other brothers sees David McKenna matzoh ball did you come from watching your little flock of sheep busy with the big boys are doing and then David here's some overgrown man strutting around in the valley of the law, posing a challenge. It Goliath, a gigantic human being 9'6" of solid muscle and covered head to toe and body armor challenging Israel to send someone to fight him and he says I'll make you a deal. If this kind of fight see if he wins, we, the Philistines will serve you. But if we win, you survive David's sin like those that God lets Goliath wasn't someone fighting. He's mocking God there's a will.
No one wants to find them.
David said off item after they got up off the ground from laughing for 20 minutes you and what army me in the Lord, all face them by faith and I'll go now and so that's our story picks up little David young man goes to face this warrior and the story starts in first Samuel 17 starting in verse 40 and I'm reading from the new living translation.
So David picked up five smooth stones from a stream and put them in a shepherd's bag then armed with only a shepherd staff and sling. He started across the fight Goliath. Goliath walked out toward David with his shield bearer ahead of him, sneering in contempt at this ruddy faced boy or freckle faced with.
You will be rewarded David my dog to come in me with a stick and he cursed David by the names of his God Goliath you come over here and I'll give your flesh to the birds and wild animal. I love David's response. David Shelton reply, you come to me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. Today the Lord will conquer you and I'll kill you cut off your head and then I'll get the dead bodies of your men to the birds and wild animals in the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel, and everyone will know the Lord does not need weapons to rescue his people. It's his battle not ours. The Lord will give you to us now notice what happens as Goliath moved closer to attack David.
David quickly ran out to meet him and just hold his ground.
He goes into attack mode, verse 49, reaching into a shepherd's bag and taking out a stone. He hurled it from his sling and kept the Philistine in the forehead. The stone St. Ken Goliath stumbled and fell face downward on the ground so now David finishes the job.
Verse 50. David triumphed over the Philistine child with only a stone and sling, and since he had no sorting ran over and pulled Goliath sword from its sheath, and he used it to kill the giant and cut off his head when the Philistines saw that their champion was dead.
They turned and ran the story okay so where we learn from the story about facing our Giants if you're taking notes. Here's a point number one we all have giants that we face in life.
We all have giants we all face severe hardships we all face, seemingly insurmountable obstacles. We all deal with temptation. So whatever you're going through right now know that you're not the only one going through it.
First Corinthians 1013 says, remember that the temptations that come into your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful and he will keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can set up against it. So when you're tempted he'll show you a way out so you will not give into it, so we all have giants. That's true, but this is also true.
Every giant is depletable. Now consider this Goliath was not always the giant. I mean he's a human being a big human being, but a human being. Nonetheless, I bet he was one massive baby right huge baby. I can imagine the conversation between his parents. It's time to change Goliath diaper. I'm not doing that. I did the last time I'm still traumatized by church or and then the little baby became a toddler. Can you imagine Goliath in this terrible twos and the sky was big and he was honoring and then he became an adolescent and then he becomes a man he started small and he got big in the same way our Giants so to speak, often begins small little things turn into big thing. Let's say that maybe you have a problem with drinking. Maybe it started out with you just you having a beer with the boys are a glass of wine with dinner and then you found what you know when you get home from work I like to have a drink.
It helps me to unwind.
Then time goes by I need a drink to come to get me going in the morning and then we need a drink. Maybe in the afternoon and then you find yourself not being able to go through a day without a drink in one day you wake up and you are a functioning alcoholic.
Maybe not even functioning you're just under the control of alcohol and it started small and it got big now look I'm not speaking from a vacuum. I was raised in an alcoholic home. My mom was a reaching drunk and I use that word intentionally because there's no other word to use. It was something that she dealt with almost for her entire life and she would literally pass out at night. Pretty much every night from drinking so I saw the devastation of alcohol in my mother's life. All the husbands and boyfriends. She had the other people she knew it just wrecked havoc in so many lives so I knew I didn't want that myself. But now as a pastor for over 40 years I've seen with alcohol does in people's lives. I've seen marriages destroyed by icing lives destroyed by I know of two pastors that have actually had to leave their churches because they found themselves with a drinking problem. So this is something we don't want to win.
We have to be careful because your so-called liberty could very easily one day turn into a giant that you lose control of and I think is a Christian. I don't want to be under the power of anyone or anything, but Jesus Christ, that's it for me.
I don't want to be under the control of this carrots. I wanted to I want to be under the power and control of the Holy Spirit.
The Bible says don't be drunk with wine were in a success, but be filled with the holy spirit to be careful your so-called liberal little liberty could one day turn into a giant back when I was a kid. It was a very popular trend it Easter to buy little baby chicks and bunnies and give them to your kids seem like a cute idea until the chicks turned into chickens.
Most people don't want a pet chicken. You know it would take a chicken for a while. Come on you know what, it's not work out too well, or a pet bunny. They just sort of sit there, you know that.
And so you all of a sudden chicken McNuggets and rabbit stew is sounding better all the time even plan on that happening. But that cute little thing turn into a larger thing that you didn't really want in your life.
Let's shift gears in the way we view Regina might be a giant of another kind like a nonbelieving husband or wife or prodigal child you've tried everything you've shared the gospel with them. You prayed for them. You taken them to church you mad them. You pressured the everything you try. They seem to get worse and you wonder what this person ever believing you've given up hope you think Google never come to Christ while peers principle number two member principle.
One is will of Giants number two lesson. David knew the battle belong to the Lord. David knew the battle belong to the Lord. Look at verse 47. It is his battle not ours. He says the Goliath, the Lord will give you to us. This is why Giants defeatists again and again because we face in our own strength and we lose in Ephesians 6 talks about the armor of God tells us to put on the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of faith the sea or the breastplate of righteousness.
Excuse me, the shield of faith, the sword of the Spirit, and so forth. But before any armor is put on it says that you should be strong in the Lord and in the power of his mind. In other words, you can't win in spiritual battle and defeat your giants in your own strength. You can only do it through God's strength. So we rested his strength when we face our Giants and we recognize that this is a spiritual battle and you fight fire with fire.
It's interesting, as David approaches Goliath for 47 he says the Lord does not need weapons to rescue his people. It's his battle not ours. The Lord will give you to us what we mean when I say fight fire with fire were in the spiritual battle, so let's use our secret weapon. The God is given to us as the church. What are they are boycotting and protesting know this. Another secret registering of voting that's very important, but those are not our secret weapon. Here are the secret weapons God is given to the church prayer and preaching prayer and preaching.
So whatever your problem is.
Right now, pray about it, something troubling you pray about it. Turn your worries and the prayers.
Turn your fears and the prayers. Turn your problems in the petitions. The Bible says don't worry about anything, pray about everything.
And the peace of God that passes all human understanding, will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus will pray about it pray about that nonbelieving husband or wife for son or daughter get together with other Christian friends and start praying because when you pray your perspective changed. You know Jesus and what we call the Lord's prayer said after this manner therefore pray he didn't say when you're in trouble in case of emergency, pull out this mega prayer is nothing wrong with praying the Lord's prayer, verbatim our father who art in heaven, hallowed be your name, beautiful prayer absolutely print but that's not the primary purpose. It's really more of a template or blueprint for prayer again.
Jesus said after this manner therefore pray our father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven give us this day our daily bread, and deliver us from the evil one, and so forth.
Now if we wrote the Lord's prayer it would go as follows. Our father who art in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, sort of a hello God, how's it going. Here's what I meet with Jesus taught us a different way to pray is that when you come to the father using our father who art in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done. There's a lot in the sports first of all, he's God in heaven is the all-knowing and all-powerful God but yet these are father that speaks of relationship. My powerful father in heaven, hallowed be your name, the word how would been set apart honored revered is your name so all-powerful, all-knowing, loving father who is in charge of everything. I bring this need to you see when I see God for who he is all see my problem for what it is and a lot of the times are problems looms so large is because our view of God is so small. If we can see God and his greatness will see our problems in perspective gathered there there still there though always be there to a certain degree until they go away and are replaced by another problem. But God is there to and so now I can look at the problem. I can realize there's no giant too big for God to bring down so you look at it in that sense. So David says it like you, the sword in the spirit.
45 but I come in the name of the Lord God Almighty. That's point number three. Attack your giant attached your giants. By the way early in the story we read that Goliath was actually coming up into the Israeli camp. Chapter 17 verse 25 says this man.
Goliath has come up words so I wasn't just staying on his side of the street on the Philistine side. He wasn't even in just the valley of Eli in between them. He was coming right up into the Israeli K I'm Goliath who cannot find me.
Do you want to finally get up. Let's do it if you win will serve you find when you serve us.
He was really bringing it right to that which reminds us that if you tolerated giant will take over your territory. The come right up on your doorstep.
That's why you don't run from giant, you attack them. You don't negotiate with them.
You don't even yell at them. You kill them, and that's what David did look how it says verse 48 is Goliath move closer to attack. David ran quickly to meet him.
Didn't just hold his ground ran in the Goliath in the direction of Goliath.
Any sale cable. This is very nice little sermon. I don't really know what you're talking about was impractical. Let's say that you have a problem. Maybe your problem is lost and you feed it with pornography and you're wondering how to why I slay this time to number one.
Call it what it is. It's a sin and admit that sin bring it out to the light of day. Make yourself accountable to someone.
Let's leave a problem with drinking is going to holy, what it is. This is a sin I'm bound by this and help me get free from this or drugs or whatever it might be bring your giant in the light of day and then attached your giant and point number four finish the giant off.
Don't just attack finish the giant off you see Goliath felt interesting that stone him right in the four you know David was quite adept at using the sling on my son Jonathan got his son Christopher, my grandson, a slingshot for Christmas. Nothing says Christmas like a slingshot right and it's like one of those old schools link saw the little piece of wood.
You know, sort of in a Y-shaped and the little Robert Newman Christopher shoot stop whether that's a boy right so basically David's going into battle with a slingshot you know Goliath as an assault rifle and and David as a squirt gun if you will, but he goes with the sling and he is pretty good this thing is getting a few rounds within the let's agon. It's like a guided missile and the kids Goliath and he falls forward, but he doesn't die. He's laying there now.
Many times we seen in movies and TV programs were the good guy shoots the bad guy, bad guys laying on the ground dead.
Then the good guy gets up and inexplicably turns his back to the bad guy.
So using the seniors a good guy and he's on the phone or doing something what happens about guy stands up fills the frame areas in these coming up the good guy we you. David seen all those movies so thing to happen to him, yet he brought the giant down for now is going to finish the giant off verse 51. He ran over, pull Goliath sword from its sheath and use it to kill the giant and cut off his head. This is a big sword that he pulls rugby to both arms will goes over and I am probably just come right off. You probably other shop. But if you don't think like this is like the grossest sermon payment. It's the Bible.
Okay because and set off any make sure it's offense severed hey David really knew how to get ahead in life right it would he want you charge something when you came into to give me a courtesy laugh anyway. So now the giant is dead because that's how you deal with giant listener that if you don't kill your giant your giant will kill you to finish them off. You know I don't. If you've ever got catching snakes when I was a little boy I used to catch and collect snakes why I have no idea, but I did. I love them and I we could just make you sort of follow it and then put your foot or you may have a little device that they use the catchable would use her foot with her to step on the back of his neck. Not too hard. You reached on get right behind the net and grab them very tight because will bite you and then you grab the rest of the snake with your other hand and put them in a bag or whatever you going to do.
I you never pick up a snake by the tail is no real right back in the bite you as a way to catch a stick and there's a way to kill a snake to you approach a rattlesnake. I strongly urge you to back off. Don't deal with that. But if perchance you in this situation with the rattler and the rattler has to die. Here's what you need to know. Don't cut off his Rattle battle just to come off you gotta cut off his head that the only way you kill a snake you cut off its head. And I've seen rattlesnakes have their heads cut off with a shovel and even when the head is separate from the body is still like biting you know there to catch you know there's still some blood pumping around in there somewhere.
That's how you deal with giant you cut the head off completely and that's with David that there be no comeback for Goliath seasonable would assist me okay if you going to defeat your giant you make a clean break. That means you burn your bridges then means that you change relationship.
Let's say you're probably drinking what you do, pour it down the drain. You have a problem with drugs you read about why I will and the money my drugs. Maybe I should sell them no because you will be arrested. Get rid of the you have a problem with pornography put a filter on your computer and if you can't control yourself around the Internet. Disconnect the Internet will live without the Internet. You could believe it or not. Jesus said if you're right, I offend you, pluck it out for it's better to enter the kingdom of God with one eye and be thrown into hell with two if your right arm offend you cut it off.
Fritz better enter into heaven with one arm then be thrown into hell would to know course you know that's not literal right is figurative because in that culture. The right I was perceived as the dominant in Best Buy, the right arm was perceived as the dominant despot. Sort of like the expression we use. Put your best foot forward so they thought the right was the best. And so Jesus was saying in a way, whatever you need to do whatever measures you need to take the kids sin out of your life.
Take some hearing and run a bunch of people to drink all the time and you were probably drinking you/you need new friend you have a problem with drugs and you want to be free from them don't hang around people that are doing drugs have a problem with porn. You don't want to be tempted. Don't be around people that are looking at that stuff, you know, when I came to Christ at the age of 17, four years ago plus a lot more but I hung around with a bunch of lowlife druggie kids and I realized these to be my friends anymore. I try to reach with the gospel later but wasn't very successful in all honesty I do new set of friends I find a bunch of Christians and started hanging around with them. You need godly influence in your life and you need to have godly influence on the lives of other that's why it says in second Timothy flee youthful passions and follow righteousness, faith, peace and joy along with those a call on the Lord out of a pure heart, so attack your giant kill your giant and finish your giant off.
That's what David did and he was victorious. And here's an interesting thing after David prevailed over Goliath. All the Philistines turned tail and ran because you see Israel was emboldened by this they attacked the Philistines. They shared in the victory of David. David was the representative of Israel and so is he prevailed.
They prevail canola. Let's apply that to us. We share in the victory of the greater David Jesus Christ who came to this earth and was born in the manger. We just celebrated that and then went voluntarily to across and as he hung on the cross and all the sin of the world was placed upon him. He used one word to summarize what just happened.
He cried out the work to tell us thought that's translated in many ways from it is accomplished, it is completed or the more familiar translation.
It is finished. What that mean that meant that at Calvary at the cross Jesus defeated the devil and his demons. Colossians 214 says Christ's counsel the record that contain the charges against us, he took it and destroyed it by kneeling it to the cross.
In this way God disarmed the evil rulers and authorities any shame them publicly by his victory over them in the cross of David. He defeated the devil I cannot defeat the devil you cannot defeat the devil.
I'm no match for Satan he's not the equal of God, but he is a powerful spirit being and that you want to face him in your own strength. I think some people like you know bring a crucifix you think really Satan is concerned about crucifixes.
I have some holy water and bring it to you. There's no such thing as holy water well. Our garlic around my neck.
That'll keep your friends away but I won't keep the devil away if you chew the garlic around your neck. It'll keep everyone away. Even your dog won't come near you.
Maybe the cat will because they're stupid, but has always work in a Reference somewhere just to see that thing of people thinking I hate cats when I don't, but I still do it and I don't know why but now I've lost my way because I was silly with the point of it is your no match for the devil see if you're a Christian, you have an ID tag attached you and the ID taxes property of Jesus Christ and Satan sees it, and he backs off. If you're not a Christian you of a bull's-eye painted on your chest and the devil can do whatever he wants. Nothing you will do will stop him. He can wreck havoc in your life. He can control your life. Listen to this. He can even take over your life. Demon possession it's real it happens. Scary. I think a person is to open their life up to a certain degree to darkness and big demons and so forth. But you know you mess around with all the stuff in one day you are under the control of Satan you want live that way Christ can set you free. Right now, and you can make a clean break with the devil and his powers and you can start walking as a newly minted child of God.
You don't have to be controlled by your past, you could have a new future. God can break into your life and change the narrative that he can change her story if you want them to. But he won't force his way in your life Jesus to die who rose who ascended who's coming again stands at the door of your life right now and he knocks he says if you will hear his voice and open the door he'll come in.
Let me ask you this. Has Christ come into your life. Yet you can live off somebody else's faith earlier in the story. I did mention of it's kind of a funny little part work before David went to fight Goliath, King Saul, who is a pretty tall guy said will David you better wear my armor. He put his big old helmet on David Ms. breastplate on David Lewis to pay the little guy. At this point he was immobilizing. He says I can't wear your armor after go my own. Listen, you can't wear somebody else's armor and you can't live off somebody else's faith.
You know if your mom and dad were Christians and they raise you in the way of the Lord. Awesome, congratulations. You still have to make your own commitment to Christ coming to a church is a great thing, but that doesn't make you a Christian any more than going into a Krispy Kreme makes you a donut right there has to be a moment when you say you Jesus I want you in my life I want. She was my Lord, I want you as my Savior. I want to is my friend. Only you can open the door of your heart, so to speak. If you would like your sins forgiven if you would like a new beginning in your life if you would like to know God in a personal way, to give you an opportunity to pray and ask him to come in right now so broken up our heads if you would please and pray and just think about what you're going to do because you're about to make a decision for or against Jesus Christ. Father, thank you for speaking to us today. Lord Jesus, thank you for coming to this earth and dine on the cross and paying the price for our sin. Now, you stand knocking on the door of our heart, so to speak, ready to forgive us, ready to change us, ready to deliver us, but we have to ask for it. I prefer anyone hear anyone watching who does not yet know you help them to see their need for you help them to come to you right now I want heads about and her eyes are closed or praying together. How many of you would say today. Greg, I want Jesus I want to be forgiven of my sin. I want a fresh start in life. I I want God's help, I'm in trouble. I've made a mess of things am under some power, some addiction. I just need God right now. Pray for me. I'm ready to say yes to Jesus you want your sins forgiven.
If you want to know that when you die you'll go to heaven if you want your guilt taken away wherever you are want you to reach your hand up right now and I'm in a pray for you just raise your hand and say, and I want Jesus to pray for you today.
God bless you.
God bless you many hands are going up. I hope yours is one of, if you need to make this commitment anybody else raise your hand saying I want Jesus Christ I want is forgiveness. I want to know him. Raise your hand up a pray for you. God bless each one of you.
Some of you may be the fallen none of the power of sin in the last year and if you like your stop him he can't get out. You need a second chance. You are the prodigal son or daughter. I've been talking about.
You need to come back to Jesus affect you if you need to return to the Lord, would you raise your hand up right now.
Let me pray for you as well. Raise your hand up or if you are accomplishing compass each one you that are watching the screen there at harvest in Riverside. I want you to raise your hand as well. I don't see you, but the Lord sees you raise your hand. You need to make this commitment or recommitment to Christ anyone else as possible. Would you want Jesus to come in your life you want to come back to Jesus. Raise your hand up a pray for you compass all of you dominant asked everyone of you that is, raise your hand if you would please I want you to stand your feet want to stand up, stand up if you didn't raise your hand stand up if you want to make this commitment to Jesus stand up, lead you in a prayer of stand up set up wherever you are.
Good Riverside stand your feet looking to pray anybody else stand up even if you did not raise your hand but you want to make this commitment or recommitment to Christ to stand up will get a pray together. Anybody else that now. God bless you, that are standing stand. Bless you what else anybody else. All right you that are standing on the lead Juniper got busted there in the back. God bless you guys a Riverside as well were standing on the lead all of you are standing in a prayer I would ask that you would pray this prayer out loud after me. This is where you're asking God to forgive you of your sin, your making a commitment to follow Jesus needed from your heart. God will hear you again as I pray just pray this out loud after me okays pray this after me know out loud, Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner but I know that you are the Savior who died on the cross and rose again from the dead. Now Jesus come into my life be my Savior be my Lord be my God, be my friend. I choose to follow you from this moment forward in Jesus name I pray a man. God bless each one of you