|Christ in Gethsemane (Christus in Gethsemane), oil painting by Heinrich Ferdinand Hofmann (Heinrich Hofmann). The original is at the Riverside Church (Riverside Church, New York City). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Salvation begins with Action and proceeds through successive actions. The steps of action are as follows:
Acknowledge that God is Who He is--Creator, Heavenly Father, and Lord of all of the Universe. Acknowledge that Jesus is God incarnate come to Earth to dwell among humans in order to teach, to fulfill the law, and to shed His blood to atone for our sins. Acknowledge that some of this may be difficult to understand, but you are willing to submit yourself to instruction. Acknowledge that there is a process ahead, a road to travel that will lead to knowledge if you are willing to stay the course.
Ask Jesus into your life to open your eyes, mind, and heart. Ask Him to guide you along a path of enlightenment and learning so you can know Him better. Ask these things through your acknowledged belief that God can do all things and will provide you the strength you will need for your journey of faith.
Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Listen for His voice and obey His commands. Feel His power within you and all around you. Accept your role as a follower of Jesus Christ and a child of our Mighty Father in Heaven.
Adoration will come if you have followed these steps. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind. Everything will start falling into place once you start following Christ's commandments.