Are you tired of depending on yourself for everything in your life? Do you inherently know there has got to be a better way to live? We were not designed to take care of the challenges of living in this world without God. We all have a God-sized gap in our being that craves to connect with God our Father. Our God is a loving caring provider who wants to bless you and care for you.
If you do not yet have a relationship with God, this is how you can start right now.
First, acknowledge that there is a gap in your life and that you are far from God. Acknowledge you are incomplete and cannot solve all problems in life by yourself.
Second, know that God created you and loves you. He created the first humans, Adam and Eve and put them in a garden. They lived in close fellowship with God and He lovingly provided for all their needs. However, when our forefather Adam made a choice to disobey God, it caused all humanity to develop an innate bent towards sinning against God. That sin nature causes us to be hostile towards God, and we choose our own way apart from God. This natural state of sin, separates us from God, both in this world and eternity. You must acknowledge this is your nature before you can be restored to close fellowship with God.
Third, to be restored to the close relationship with God, in this life and into eternity, you must accept God’s free gift. He sent His son, Jesus Christ, to live a sinless life as a human being dependent on God. He chose to die as a sacrifice for our sins, and He rose again to conquer death and separation from God forever. Jesus received all our sin upon Himself when He died for us. When you depend on Him and what He did to bring us back to God, all your sins are covered by what He did. You become a new creation, spiritually, which is “in Christ”. When God looks at you after you accept what Jesus did for you, you are not the same as you were before, you are seen as a sinless creature covered by Jesus’s sacrifice. Anyone who accepts that Jesus is the sacrifice for their sins, as the only means of entering back into relationship with God and then confesses that truth is saved. Jesus lived a sinless life and then died for us in our sins. He was the first human to live a sinless life before God. When we repent (turn around) from our sinful life, depend on Jesus’s sacrifice of Himself for us, and acknowledge God raised Him up from the dead we instantly are saved. We are returned to close fellowship with God. We become spiritually alive to God. That eternal part of us, our spirit, is again connected with God for eternity. God becomes our spiritual Father, and we can be as close to Him as Jesus is. As believers, we depend on God. We seek His will. We hear His voice guiding us. We feel His love and we share it with the world. We are secure in His love in this world and the next.
Fourth, if you truly believe what is in the first 3 steps, please pray this, “Heavenly Father, I thank you that you have provided your son Jesus who died for my sins and rose again to life to bring me to life again in You. I confess I am a sinner separated from You, and I repent of my sin nature and welcome you as the Lord of my life. I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and my Saviour. Help me to start getting to know You better now”.
Lastly, if you prayed this prayer, that is not it. You will need to start reading the Bible to understand God and begin renewing your mind (learning to think about things the way God does) with the Word of God. You need to connect at a bible believing church to be mentored in your faith in matters like prayer (prayer is just communicating with God). You will be baptized to show publicly you are now dead to your old way of life and alive to Christ.
If you prayed this prayer, please email me to let me know! You have taken a huge leap forward from the spiritual darkness of this godless world to the Kingdom of Light in Jesus Christ. You are now a new spiritual creature. Your life is changing for the good and God is now your spiritual Father. You will feel God’s love and you will be able to depend on Him for everything. He will start guiding you into all things that give life. I want to rejoice with you! I will also pray with you and answer any question you may have. My email is rosemarie (at) faithitlikeaboss (dot) com.