From the day you were born, you have been on a quest.
You have been searching for something more, because deep down inside, you have a sense that life must have some kind of meaning and purpose beyond mere existence. Maybe you’ve even wondered if you’re the only person who feels this way. You aren’t. Deep down inside, we are all searching. Whether you are young or old, rich or poor, healthy or sick, male or female—you were designed to know God in a deep and personal way. You were made to have a relationship with God, through His Son, Jesus Christ.
How do you start a relationship with God?
1. Realize that you are a sinner.
No matter how good a life we try to live, we still fall miserably short of being a good person. That is because we are all sinners. We all fall short of God’s desire for us to be holy. The Bible says, “No one is good—not even one” -Romans 3:10 NLT.
This is because we cannot become who we are supposed to be without Jesus Christ.
2. Recognize that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you.
The Bible tells us, “But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” – Romans 5:8 NLT.
This is the Good News, that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die in our place when we least deserved it.
3. Repent of your sin.
The Bible tells us, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away” -Acts 3:19 NLT
The word “repent” means to change our direction in life. Instead of running from God, we can run toward Him.
4. Receive Jesus Christ into your life.
Becoming a Christian is not merely believing some creed or going to church on Sunday. It is having Christ Himself take residence in your life and heart. Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door [of your life] and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in.” – Revelation 3:20 NKJV
If you would like to have a relationship with Christ, you simply need to respond to the moving of the Holy Spirit on your heart. He is the one prompting you right now. All that you need to do is surrender…give your sin, your guilt, your shame to Him…Jesus already paid the price in full for it. Then just accept the free gift of forgiveness and salvation…again, you can’t earn it – it’s a gift… it is already paid in full—Jesus did it all FOR YOU. Just go before Him and pray a simple prayer like this…
Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank You for saving me. Amen.
If you just prayed that prayer and meant it, Jesus Christ has now taken residence in your heart! Your decision to follow Christ means God has forgiven you and that you will spend eternity in heaven. The Bible tells us, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” -1 John 1:9 NKJV
We would love to know about your decision to welcome Jesus into your life! Please let us know at [email protected] or call us at 623-399-9613. We have some information we would like to send you as well as answer any questions you may have.