You Can Know God Personally

Would you like to know God personally, but don’t know how? It’s really not complicated. Because he loves you and longs to have a relationship with you, he has already made the way!

For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

John 3:16 WEB

God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.

Jesus said… ‘I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.’

John 10:10 WEB

But sin has separated us from God, and we need his forgiveness for it.

We have strayed from God by going our own way and sinning. And this sin causes us to be separated from God.

For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God.

Romans 3:23 WEB

So Jesus came to save us from sin and repave the way to the heavenly Father.

But God commends his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8 WEB

There is nothing any of us can do to remove our sin or earn salvation. Only Christ, by dying on the cross, paid the penalty for our sin and removed it from us.

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, that no one would boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9 WEB

Because Christ wants to see every person saved, he knocks at the door of each heart.

Christ desires the salvation of each and every person so that all can go to live with him in heaven for all of eternity.

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with me.

Revelation 3:20 WEB

After Christ rose from the dead, he ascended to heaven, where he waits for us.

Christ bodily arose from the dead and now awaits us in heaven, where he is preparing a place for us.

In my Father’s house are many homes. If it weren’t so, I would have told you. I am going to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will receive you to myself; that where I am, you may be there also.

John 14:2-3 WEB

But each of us must first answer his call.

God has given us a deep inner longing to get back to him. But each of us must answer his call to repent of our sins, and in faith receive Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior.

God, you are my God. I will earnestly seek you. My soul thirsts for you. My flesh longs for you, in a dry and weary land, where there is no water.

Psalm 63:1 WEB

And once we do, we become God’s children and begin a new life in him.

But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God’s children, to those who believe in his name:

John 1:12 WEB

We experience a new birth in Christ. And are born again spiritually into a life of meaning and purpose as his children.

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away. Behold, all things have become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17 WEB

Then begins the great adventure of walking with God, learning to know him and growing to become more like him.

God calls us to grow through prayer, Bible reading, and Scripture meditation. And by connecting with other believers in a Bible-believing church.

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.

2 Peter 3:18 WEB

You will show me the path of life. In your presence is fullness of joy. In your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.

Psalm 16:11 WEB

Ask Christ into your heart and life today.

You can receive him as your personal Savior by praying to him in faith and with sincerity. Why not pray the following prayer (putting it into your own words) right now?

You will become a new creation in Christ, ready to grow in your new relationship and to experience his abundant life.

Lord Jesus, I admit that I am a sinner and need you. I am ready to turn from my sin and receive you into my heart and life. I believe that you died on the cross for my sins and thank you for doing it. Please forgive me for my sins and make me into a new person. Please come into my life, take control of it, and make me into the kind of person you want me to be.

In Jesus’ name, Amen

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