5 And this is the message which we have heard from him and announce to you, that God is light and there is no darkness in him at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness (at the same time), we lie and do not practice the truth. 1 John 1:5–6 (LEB emphasis mine and comment in brackets)
Often I am tempted to demand a person seeking God to fall on their knees, look to heaven, and proclaim, 'Jesus, I receive you as my LORD, Savior, and God.' After that, I would proclaim something like, 'go your way your sins have been forgiven'. Now, even for me, that is bold. To all of us, it seems foolish. We have been taught that there are certain things we are to understand before we 'ask Christ' into our lives. In reality, He is screaming, 'I am your Life, let me out.'
A friend of mine wrote a book titled "Once Caught No Escape". That says it all. The reason people do not want to 'give their life to God' through Jesus is that they intrinsically know He will take it. Yep, they will lose control of their life and destiny. So, instead, like Ananias and Saphira, they want the right to claim that they have given it all to God through Jesus but retain enough of it to remind God what He has promised and tell Him when to deliver His promises. Well, that is trying to be God, isn't it?
Instead, you died with Christ way before you were conceived and when you ask Him to take over He simply reminds you He did, except one thing has changed. Now you know He is LORD and there is no escape.
9 God is faithful, by whom you were called to fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:9 (LEB)
9 Do not lie to one another, because you have taken off the old man together with his deeds, Colossians 3:9 (LEB emphasis mine)