How do I come to know God?

If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For a man believes with his heart and so is justified, and he confesses with his lips and so is saved.
- Romans 10:9-10

God is a real God. He was present in time before the world even began. It’s a mind-blowing concept, one we can never understand with our finite minds. The amazing thing is that He cares about you and had a plan for your life when He created the world. He wants a personal relationship with you and pursues you passionately.

You can know God by simply responding to Him in these ways:

  1. Acknowledge that you are a sinner. Romans 3:23 says, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:10, “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.”
  2. Confess your sins to God and Repent. 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Confession is admitting that we have done wrong. Repentance is an inward resolve to live differently. We can receive forgiveness because of the death and resurrection of God’s son, Jesus Christ. He paid the penalty for our sin by giving His life.
  3. Make Jesus the Lord of your life. The Holy Spirit comes into our hearts and changes us. He gives us a desire to live for God. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.” I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. - - Romans 12:1-2

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