God the Father created YOU to know Him-to have a personal relationship with Him, through His One and Only Son, Jesus Christ. Here is how you start a relationship with Him:
Realize that you are a sinner.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
The first thing we need to realize is that you and I are sinners. We fall short of being a good person, least of all Godly. The Bible says “there is no one good person…not one.” We can only become who God created us to be through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Recognize that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16-17
Jesus Christ came into this world to pay our sin debt in full. There is only one way to be reconciled with God the Father, and that is through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Repent of your sin.
“Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.” Acts 3:19
Repenting of your sins means to turn away from them. To do that we need to realize we have sinned and say we are sorry to God. He wants us to be changed from our sinful nature into the nature of His Son, Jesus Christ. To do that we need to realize we sin and confess them to God. He in turn forgives us and accepts us into His family.
Asking Jesus Christ to be Lord of your life.
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9
Becoming one of God’s children, a Christian, is not just going to church and believing in some religion. It is having a daily relationship with our Creator, God the Father, through His Son Jesus. If you want to start this wonderful journey of a relationship with God today, then pray this prayer:
Lord Jesus, I humble myself before you, and ask you to forgive me of my sins. To wash me clean with Your blood that was shed on the cross for me. I ask you, Lord Jesus, to come into my life to be my Savior and my Lord. I believe that you are the One and Only Son of God and that you alone can reconcile me to the Father. Thank you for coming into my life. Change me daily into the person God the Father created me to be. I give you my life. In your Holy name, Jesus, I pray. Amen.