Want to Know God Personally?
1.) God loves you just as you are. Yes, you!!!
Not only does God love us unconditionally, he also has created a perfect plan for each of us.
God’s Love: For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
God’s Plan: And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth. John 17:3
2.) We sin, all of us!
Because of our self-will and imperfection we choose to go our separate way and pursue our own independence. Because of this, our relationship with the Lord suffers. This is evidence of what the Bible calls sin. Sin draws us away from God, but he is not afraid to pursue us even in our darkest moments.
We are Sinful: For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Romans 3:23
3.) Jesus died for those sins so that we can be free. Yes, all of them!
The only provision for our sin is through Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross- and his resurrection! Because of God’s great love, he sent his only son to Earth to die for our sins so that we may have a personal relationship with him and be set free from our sin.
He Died For Us: But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Romans 5:8
He’s the Only Way: Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. John 14:6
4.) God wants to have a relationship with us. Like for reals!
In order to know God personally, we must accept him into our hearts as our savior and Lord. In doing this, we are trusting Christ to come into our lives to forgive us of our sins and to make us what he wants us to be, by turning from our self and to God instead.
We Receive Him: God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. Ephesians 2:8-9
We Are Born Again: God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and his Spirit has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ… 1 Peter 1:2
Want to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior? You can receive him right now by faith through prayer.
“Lord Jesus, I want to know you personally. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive you as my Savior and Lord. Thank you for forgiving me of my sins and giving me eternal life. Make me the kind of person you want me to be.”
I will be providing resources and excerpts of ways I’ve grown in my spirituality with God on Instagram and my blog posts in hopes that it may help you with your walk. I hope to live by example and spread the love of Christ with all I do. Of course, I am far from perfect- we all are- but that is part of the journey. Imperfections and “mess ups” is how we learn and grow and we have a Heavenly Father who created us this way.
Click here for more information on how to start your walk with Jesus. Or just shoot me an email! Happy to talk and pray for you.