What’s this God stuff all about?
WELL, IT’S KIND OF LIKE THIS …
God wants us to believe He exists and He wants us to try to get to know Him.
The Bible says,
“Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6)
But we have a problem. You see, God is super holy and we are not.
The Bible tells us that
“All have sinned.” (Romans 3:23)
And worse yet, it’s our sin that keeps God and us apart. As the Bible explains…
“But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.” (Isaiah 59:2)
As we said earlier, God wants to be close to us, so, in His love, He made a way for that to happen. He did that by sending Jesus Christ – who never sinned Himself – to die on the cross for our sins. The Bible puts it like this:
“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” (Ephesians 2:13)
Our job is to believe that – so we can get right with God while we still have the chance. As the Bible plainly informs us,
“Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now He commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.” (Acts 17:30-31)
So how do we get right with God? It starts by coming to God in prayer and asking for His forgiveness. If you would like to begin relating to God personally, through His Son Jesus Christ, here is a suggested prayer you might try praying:
Dear Lord Jesus,
I believe You love me, but I know that I am a sinner and that I need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died for my sins when You died on the cross. I believe You rose from the dead. I want to turn away from my sins and follow You. I invite You to come into my life. I trust You as My Savior and respect You as my Lord. Thank You Lord, for hearing my prayer. Amen.