1John 5:15: “And if we know that He hears us- whatever we ask, we know that we have what we asked of Him”
Salvation Starts with a Question
The promise of God is that He always hears us. Free will gives us a choice that all of us must make. For me it came through my God-Mother, Mary. She was a Catholic who had a deep, personal relationship with Jesus her Lord and Savior. When I was 30 years old, while vacationing together in Ireland, she asked me if I loved her. When I answered yes, she then asked the one question which would change the course of my life for all eternity, “Cindy I want you to do me a favor and ask God if He is real and invite Him into your heart. I promise He will reveal Himself to you.”
I replied, “ God is not real so why would I ask Him. I know Mary that you and your family are really different and that you believe in God. I love spending time with you. You are so loving. But I cannot ask God if He is real, because there is no God, for me.”
Mary said, “if there was a God who made you and all creation and, He truly was real, would you want to know Him?”
I said, “yes, of course.”
Mary replied, “ while we are here at the Knock Shrine, go inside the church and ask God, if He is real to reveal himself to you. And I promise you, He will.
I said, “okay Mary I will do it because I love you.” While inside I knelt down and truly asked God, “if you are real come into my heart, I want to know you.”
Since I had grown up a Catholic I asked God to forgive me of all my sins and I said the Our Father prayer. I waited for 30 minutes for God to show Himself to me and nothing happened. I was so disappointed and saddened that there was no God since she had given me hope to believe.
When I returned I told her “Mary you believe in God and I did what you asked but, He did not come to me. There is no God.” Then she absolutely surprised me by hugging me tightly and crying with joy, she said “Cindy now I know you will be saved because if you ask Him to come into your heart He will.” On our trip back to America Mary was full of joy knowing that after praying for me for 30 years I would be saved.
Two weeks later at 6:00 a.m. I awoke suddenly and was compelled to go to church. There I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. My desire to know Him was overwhelming and I joined a HomeGroup that studied the Word of God. I have now been a minister of the Gospel for 31 years.
I suggest you ask people, “if God was real, would you like to know Him, the God who created you and the universe?” If he is not real, he will not show himself to you. So why not ask? What is there to fear?