So you ask, "How can I have that kind of a relationship with God?" It is so simple that even a little child can have a relationship with
Him. You may be familiar with the phrase "childlike faith" and that is all that is required to develop the relationship that begins the
moment that you receive the greatest gift of all.
It kind of started here when sin entered into the picture in the 'Garden of Eden,' man (Adam & Eve) could no longer fellowship with
God because they made a choice to sin by eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, man's first rebellious act. This
caused a huge gap between man and his Creator. (That's a very abbreviated edition.)
Well, God devised a plan that would once again bridge that gap between humanity and Himself by sending His Son Jesus, Who was God
in the flesh. John 1:14 says, "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son
from the Father, full of grace and truth." He was God in the flesh, Who came to bring us life everlasting with Himself. You probably
know the story of the life of Jesus (most of us have heard it somewhere throughout our lifetime), God in the flesh Who "For our sake
He made Him to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God." 2 Corinthians 5:21. We celebrate
the resurrection every year because it was the greatest proof that God is Who He says He is and does what He says He is going to do.
On that cruel cross, Jesus, God's Son, took on every sin that ever was committed and ever will be committed and bore that to reconcile
us to the Father. John 14:6 "Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through Me.
"But the best news is that on the third day, after being crucified, Jesus dying and being buried, He rose again! How amazing is that and it
was done just so that you could be reinstated with Father God! Now is that love or what!
So, here is where I extend the invitation to you. Would you like to know the Father? If your answer is yes, here is a simple prayer that
you can pray--that God will hear--to make a lifelong connection to the Father.
Lord, I come to You with my hands and heart wide open to You. I admit that I am in need of a savior and that I have not walked
according to Your word. Father, forgive my sins and show me the way to You through Jesus Christ, Who died for me just so I
could have fellowship with You. Thank you that I can now live forever in Your presence because through Jesus' shed blood, You
have cleansed me from all my unrighteousness (sin). Now show me how to live for You and I ask the Holy Spirit to be my teacher,
comforter and friend as we begin this new life in Christ together. In Jesus' name, Amen!
Congratulations, dear one! You have begun the journey of a lifetime--well, even forever. I can guarantee that you will never regret your
decision to surrender your heart to Jesus. If you need reinforcement and encouragement, drop me a line or an email and I will do my
best to walk with you shoulder to shoulder as a new creation in Christ! 2 Corinthians 5:17 "What this means is that those who become
Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun!"
You can let me know if you don't have a Bible, as this will be your guide. It is your personalized love letter from Abba Father and you
will need one to help you get to know Him! He desires to spend time with you daily.
Let me pray for you right now, "Lord, take this fresh commitment and protect this dear one from the enemy of their soul, satan,
who would love to steal their new found faith in You. Help them to lean upon Your Holy Spirit so they gain much wisdom in this
new walk and learn more and more about who You are and how much You love them. Guide and direct their pathway and may
their life grow to glorify You, in Jesus' name, Amen.
Knowing the Father
"I am the vine. You are the branches. He who remains in Me, and I in him, the same bears much
fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing." John 15:5
Did you know that you can have a
personal relationship with the living,
loving God of the Universe? Friend, I'm
not talking about "religion" here. I am
talking about a God who is so interested
in you--well, in fact, He is crazy about
you! And He waits patiently to hear from
you, keeping an eye on you and an
extended arm out to you through His
Son, Jesus Christ. He longs to fellowship
with you; in fact that's why He created
you. That's the God I am talking about.
He is ever present, never failing, all
knowing and yet still in love with you.