Steps To A Great Relationship With God: Step 1
Having a great relationship with God brings great peace to all who have been born again in Christ.All Christians face the many stresses of life. Some of us will face heavy duty trials and tribulation during the course of our lifetime. Some, not so much. Whatever the case may be, there is a way to experiencing peace through anything we face in life and that is by having a great relationship with God our Father through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
So how do we establish this great relationship with God?
The first and foremost step to having a great relationship with God is to fully, with all your heart, mind and soul accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour.
There is no other way to God but through Jesus.1
Because of Jesus’ death on the cross and His resurrection, we have access to God the Father directly if we confess our sins and turn our life over to Him.2
The way to do this is to acknowledge in your heart that you are a sinner and that you fall short of the Glory of God.3
The second thing to do is to ask God for forgiveness for all sin in your life.4 Once you’ve done this, God washes all your sins away5 and you become a new person in Christ.6
(By the way, once you are forgiven then you are forgiven. The Lord will never throw your past sins to your face to make you feel guilty.7)
At this point you have become born again.8 Not only have your sins been forgiven by God, but also when your body passes away, you will be heaven bound and present with the Lord.9
What I’ve mentioned above is the first step to a great relationship with God. Without this first step, it will be impossible to have any relationship with God.10
If you would like to accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour of your life, simply call on Him today. Don’t worry about what you’ve done in the past or feel that you need to clean up first. Simply come as you are and the Holy Spirit will do the rest.
If you have already established a relationship with Jesus in the past, but are struggling, today is the day to come back to Him. Simply ask for forgiveness with a true heart and then push forward toward Him. He will take care of the rest.
Step Two of steps to a great relationship with God is coming soon so stay tuned.
If you’d like to share additional scriptures that pertain to this, please do so in the comments section.
God bless you!
1 John 14:6 (NKJV) Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
2 Romans 10:8-10 (NKJV) But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
3 Romans 3:23 (NKJV) for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
4 1 John 1:9 (NKJV) If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
5 1 Corinthians 6:11 (NKJV) And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
6 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
7 Isaiah 43:25 (NKJV) “I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins.
8 John 3:3 (NKJV) Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
9 2 Corinthians 5:8 (NKJV) We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.
10 Isaiah 59:1-2 (NIV) Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.