RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST
God loves us and calls us into a loving relationship with Himself. To have a personal relationship with God, we are called put our trust in Jesus and his gift of salvation.
The Bible says, “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
In order to do that, you have to admit that you are not perfect.
The bible says, that “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23)
Then you have to ask Jesus to forgive you and to be your Saviour.
Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). The Bible also says, “To all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12).
Then you commit to letting Him help you live for Him all the days of your life.
When we receive Christ, our lives change. We become a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). We enjoy an intimate relationship with God the Father. We learn to hear His voice, and receive direction for our lives.
God responds to all who genuinely seek Him in faith. If you have prayed in this way, trust Him to begin to work in your heart and life as He has promised, and to reveal Himself to you.
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If you’re not sure what to say, try this prayer:
“Lord Jesus, I need You. I am sorry for all the wrong things I have done in my life. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Saviour and Lord. Thank You for forgiving me and giving me eternal life. Take control of every area of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be. -Amen”
Growing in Faith
Living for Christ is the most life changing and rewarding decision you will ever make. A relationship with Him enriches every area of your life, and impacts the way you perceive and interact with the world—including your family, your friends, and your community.
Believers at every stage of their journey with Jesus benefit from continued encouragement and intentional discipleship—the process of learning how to become more like Christ. Every Day Faith is a discipleship ethos encouraged by the PAOC to help churches and individuals remain inspired to engage in established practices that help us remain grounded in our relationship with the Lord and with each other. Visit www.everydayfaith.ca for regular updates that will help any reader to learn more about becoming all that Christ calls us to be.