How to start a relationship with God, the Author of marriage.
Christianity is not a religion; it is a relationship.
Consider how you relate to someone you love dearly and who loves you back. There is no fear, no anxiety, no guilt, no feeling like “he’s waiting for me to mess up” dynamic in that relationship.
God’s love is greater than that!
In fact, John 3:16 ESV says “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life”
What does it mean to be born again?
God created man and woman for fellowship, not wrath. Unfortunately, sin separates us from having a relationship with God.
Sin simply means to disobey God – to do what He doesn’t like. The first humans, Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s direct command. (Genesis 2:16-17)
That is how sin entered the world. Sin has a consequence, which is death. Romans 6:23
But God loved us so much that He gave His on Jesus to die in our place, so that you and I would not have to face the consequence of death. In other words, Jesus died in our place. He became a bridge between us and a Holy God.
This is what it means to be born again. You were born a natural birth but you need a spiritual birth.
“Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. John 3:1-21
How to be born again
Romans 10:19 says “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
So how do you start a relationship with God? Simple. By accepting that you are a sinner in need of forgiveness and grace. By asking Jesus to save you! That’s it!
Remember that Christianity is not a religion but a relationship. God loves you right where you are now. You don’t have to “clean up” or “earn” His love. You can come just as you are. There are no perfect people in God’s kingdom, only sinners saved by grace.
If you want to start a relationship with God through His son Jesus, simply ask Him into your heart. You can pray something like this;
“Dear Jesus, I need you. I am a sinner in need of your love and mercy. I ask you to come into my life and change me from the inside. I repent of my sin and ask you to help me know you and live for you. Amen”
After you pray this prayer, you are saved! If you have prayed this prayer, welcome to the Kingdom of God! Please get yourself a Bible and begin to read it (you can start with the Book of John).
Find a Bible believing church and fellowship with other believers in order to grow.
Pray and read your Bible everyday. If you cannot find a church, please search the internet for churches that broadcast their services online.
Whatever you do, remember Jesus loves you! He loves you right where you are now. But He also loves you too much to leave you there; He wants you to grow!
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