Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
Salvation is more than something Jesus did for us on a hill far away on an old wooden cross. Salvation is Jesus living within us. You may have been born into a Christian family or have attended a Christian church all your life, but if you haven’t prayed the prayer of salvation and told God that you want to receive Jesus as your Savior, you haven’t been born into the kingdom of God. You can’t inherit salvation. You can’t get it by osmosis, transplant, implant or wish upon a star for it.
You have to declare your faith in Jesus Christ. Talk to Jesus as you would to a good friend, and confess you’ve made some mistakes. Tell Him you can’t live without Him. Ask Him to forgive you, fill you with His spirit, and come into your heart. Tell Him you receive Him as Lord, and thank Him for His unlimited grace that never leaves you, for eternal life and forgiveness that transforms.