Do you know for sure that you have a relationship with God?
Do you need God’s forgiveness and a fresh start today?
To answer these questions, you need to know that Jesus died for your sins and He wants to have a relationship with you. When you open up your heart to God and ask Him for forgiveness, He will give you the fresh start, the new life you’ve been looking for. Learn to talk to the Lord each day, just as you would talk with a friend. Share your heart with Him, and ask Him to speak to you through the Holy Spirit. Your life will never be the same!
GOD CREATED MAN AND WOMAN
In the beginning, God wanted a family… so he created Man and Woman. His desire was for a true relationship, not a forced one. God wanted someone to choose to love Him so He gave Man and Woman a choice. They chose themselves.
THE SIN OF MAN
With this choice, sin was introduced on earth. Sin is anytime we miss the mark of perfection and love ourselves more than God or others. Have you sinned? Well, the Bible — “God’s words to us” — tells us that everybody has sinned.
So what’s the problem? Well, sin created a separation between man and God. It prevents us from having a true relationship with him. Something had to be done to bridge the gap. Some people think if you work hard enough you can make a bridge over the gap to God…but it just doesn’t work.
The only way to reach God is for God to build a bridge. He did this by sending his son in the form of man as Jesus and dying for our sins. Why did He have to die? Because the punishment for sin is death. God’s one and only son Jesus stepped in for us and took our sin on himself, and by doing this, He set us free and bridged the gap to a full relationship with Him. That is what the love of God is. It’s not judgment. It’s not condemnation.
GOD WANTS A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU
You may have never given your life to Jesus Christ; or maybe you prayed as a child years ago and drifted away from having a relationship with God. No matter how far away from God you may feel right now, the amazing news is that God has never stopped wanting to have a relationship with you.
He loves you with absolutely no conditions. Nothing you could do could ever win or lose the love of God. All you have to do to be saved is accept it. Ask for it. God says everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. You can have the real, loving relationship with God that He always wanted. Just call on His name…Jesus.
Don’t wait any longer to join Him in this lasting relationship.
PRAY THIS SIMPLE PRAYER
Dear Jesus, I know I am a sinner.
I thank you for dying on the cross for me. I confess with my mouth. I believe in my heart that you are the Son of God. I believe you are the Lord and that God raised you from the dead. Please, forgive me of my sins. Wash my heart clean. Come live in my life. Be the Lord of my life. Fill me with your holy spirit. Teach me to walk with you and live for you the rest of my life. Thank you for saving me and for giving me the gift of eternal life in Heaven with you. Amen.
Did you just pray the prayer?