Giving your life to God is a life changing event that takes place in every believers’ life. It’s how you start your journey with God. This is where you make a confession that Jesus is Lord. Making him Lord of your life saves you from the eternal fire of hell. Romans 10:9 says if you confess with your mouth the lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Making this confession and being saved by God is the best decision you can make. With this confession you have received salvation. Romans 10:9 is the underlying principle of the sinner’s prayer. This prayer is prayed when in repentance for your sin and would like to be Christian. Some people use these words when praying the sinner’s prayer:
“Father, I am a sinner. I turn from my sins. I come to you asking for your forgiveness. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive. Jesus come into my heart. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”
Romans 10:9 scripture is why it is worded the way it is. Receiving the Lord as your saviour is a lifestyle change that leaves you complete. It gives you what you have been missing. You are well on your way for the destiny God has for your life.