Your Relationship with God
God desires to have a relationship with you. When Adam, the first man, was created he shared a relationship with God. They spent time with each other; God taught him, gave him authority and responsibility. Things were fine until Adam made a decision that was against God's will. Anything that is against God’s will is sin and God hates sin.
Sin has consequences. The consequence of Adam's decision was a disconnect in the relationship. We are the offspring of Adam and we share a common selfish characteristic to do what pleases us instead of doing what pleases God. So, that makes us sinners. Even now God desires to have a relationship with you, but he can’t because of sin. The Bible says “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) and “there is none righteous, no, not one; (Romans 3:10)
Sin also has a penalty; an eternal separation from God which means when you die in sin your spirit will continue to be separated from God. “The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
But God loved you is much that He created a plan to repair the relationship. It's called salvation and it is the only way to begin a relationship with Him. “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8). God’s Son Jesus Christ gave his life so that you can have a relationship with God. He paid the penalty for sin with his life so that you don’t have to.
Even before we decided to accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, He gave His life for ours, and through His death we now have the opportunity to receive the free gift of eternal life.
We have a wonderful opportunity to accept God’s free gift of eternal life through Christ. By accepting Jesus Christ, we allow God to pardon us from sin’s penalty and to change our relationship with him. To accept his gift is simple. The Bible says “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”(Romans 10:9-10). Also, 'For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved”' (Romans 10:13).
It is more than just knowing about Jesus Christ and His life. It is believing who He is (God’s Son) and what he has done (died for your sin), and then making a decision to accept what he has done.
Once we accept Jesus Christ into our heart, we will no longer be judged or condemned for sin because He has paid the penalty for all of our sins.
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:1)
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1)
If you have not accepted Jesus Christ into your heart, you can do it now. If you pray the Prayer of Salvation below, you too will have eternal life!
“Lord Jesus here I am, for I am a sinner. Please forgive me: Lord, you said that if I confess with my mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in my heart that God has raised Him from the dead, I will be saved. So I confess that Jesus Christ is the only Son of God. He was born of a virgin, died a physical death on the cross and on the third day He was raised from the dead by the power of God. He ascended into Heaven and He will return to receive us back unto Himself. Father with that mouth confession, please help me to believe what I have confessed. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen!”