How to Know God
You were made to know God personally. You were made to live in relationship with Him. This relationship comes through His Son, Jesus Christ. So, how can you start this relationship with God?
Acknowledge that you are a sinner
The first thing you must do to begin a relationship with God is to acknowledge that you are a sinner in need of a savior. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. We could never earn or work our way to God. We could never be good enough, so God sent his Son to die for us.
Believe the Gospel
The gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ. The Bible says that, "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life." Jesus came and died for our sins. He gave His life for us while we were yet sinners. Our response to His great gift of love is to believe. We must turn from sin and self, turn to God and trust in and rely on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for salvation.
Confess Jesus as Lord of Your Life
Romans 10:9-10 says, "that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
The confession of your mouth activates salvation in your life. You must openly declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord of your life. You must submit your life to Him and declare that you receive him as Savior and follow Him as Lord.
Pray to receive Jesus into your life...
Dear Lord Jesus,
I know that I am a sinner. I believe in my heart that you came and you died for my sins. I turn from sin and surrender my life to you. I open the door of my heart and life to you and receive you now as my personal Savior and Lord. Thank you for coming into my life and saving me. Amen.
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