‘Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me’ (Revelation 3:20).
Developing a Personal Relationship with Christ
God actively seeks to reveal Himself and His love for them to all people. It is easy to feel that God can't be reached or understood, since we can't grasp Him with our physical senses. We do understand things that can't be measured such as loyalty and love because we feel how they affect us on the inside. God can and does influence people with inner promptings, but has also revealed Himself and His purposes more directly.
God created the universe and all that is in it. A creation full of immeasurably complex design points to a creator or designer. The DNA strands in a single fertilized egg contain the coding for a complete creature. To accept that a sophisticated blueprint that goes on to build its design is a product of random chance is simply ignoring the evidence.
The inspired Word of God, the Bible, is a record of God's interaction with and plan for people. The history of the children of Israel recorded in the Old Testament is the history of God revealing Himself to people in a way which prepared for the ultimate revelation of God becoming man in Jesus Christ. The New Testament records the life of Jesus and explains why he came to die for us. God walked this earth as a man, and with his voice and by his actions told people how they could know God and receive eternal life.
In this life we will never fully understand God, but we can believe in Him and put our trust in Him. The most important thing we will ever do is respond to God's offer of eternal life with Him. This life is a passing moment that will decide an eternity.
|Admit your need
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).
Believe in Christ:
"Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved" (Acts 16:31).
Commit yourself to Him:
"Yet to all who received Him … He gave the right to become children of God" (John 1:12).
Being truly sorry for your sins, and through the power of Christ forsaking them, go forth to live for Christ. He will give forgiveness, power, victory, purpose, the Holy Spirit, and life eternal!
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship." (Romans 12:1) (Read by Max McLean. Provided by Zondervan.)
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