Have you ever thought that maybe your relationship with God isn't all it should be?
Perhaps you've rejected the idea of God altogether. Yet many people today are changing their minds and hearts about this, because they begin to realize that their lives aren't working. The old ideas and habits don't make sense in a chaotic world. We long for simple goodness, integrity and joy. We ache for something unchangeable that we can count on, something that always remains true. And we sense that God is really there-if we want Him.
You can change your life radically today. Believing in Jesus Christ isn't just a frame of mind. It's a real relationship with a living Saviour. No, you can't see Him in our present time and space. But He still lives, because He rose from the dead-literally-after dying on the cross to save you and me. And He really did live, in historical time and space. He is widely considered to be, even by atheist historians, the most influential figure in the history of the world. And wouldn't that be appropriateÖ.if He really was (and is) God on earth?
His saving spiritual power is very real. What it takes from you is a sincere desire in your heart to want the salvation He freely offers. That acceptance, and a sincere desire to change your life, can transform you from the inside out.
Consider the people from the Bible changed by God. The apostle Paul had been a murderer. The woman Rahab was a prostitute. Ruth was raised to believe in pagan idols. Even David, the hero-king of the Old Testament, committed both murder and adultery, and God still didn't give up on him.
When you acknowledge your need for Him, and ask Him into your heart, He will come.
"Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me."
(Revelation 3:20 KJV)
It's as simple as accepting a gift-and as complex as saving your life. Won't you ask Him into your heart right now?
If you've prayed a simple prayer to ask Jesus Christ to be your Saviour, you might start your new relationship by reading the Bible. A good place to start is to read first the book of Genesis, then skip to the New Testament and read Luke. After that, you might continue with the book of Romans. Then go back and read Matthew, Mark, John and the book of Acts. Then you might want to read Exodus, and continue in the Old Testament.
As a new brother or sister in the Lord, welcome home!
"If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
(John 8:31-32 NIV)