You believe that Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead so that you can have God’s forgiveness of your sins.
Acknowledging what Jesus has done for you is the important first step. God desires for you to receive His forgiveness so that you may have new life in Christ. This new life is a relationship with God. Jesus says that eternal life is to know God and Jesus Christ whom He sent (John 17:3). Remember, God is love. He is life and also light. Those who are in fellowship with God have everything! To have eternal life, then, you turn to God and bring yourself under His authority by making Jesus the Lord and Savior of your life.
Jesus wants to be your Lord and desires you to be in fellowship (relationship of love and trust) with God because…
God Loves You
The very God who created the universe desires a relationship with you. Not because He is needy, but because His very nature is love. God wants you to know Him and enjoy His magnificence.
God created you for an eternal relationship.
You are significant because the Creator of the Universe custom designed you in His image. Job explains,
You guided my conception and formed me in the womb. You clothed me with skin and flesh, and you knit my bones and sinews together. You gave me life and showed me your unfailing love. My life was preserved by your care.Job 10:10-12, NLT
You are not an accident! God created you in His image. You are very precious to Him.
The Bible tells us that He formed each of us individually in our mother’s wombs and that we are the work of His hands. What an amazing thought—how deeply we are known by the Creator of the universe! The Psalmist writes:
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.Psalm 139:13-16
God desires the very best for you.
God is committed to your well-being. Think about that . . . God cares about you! Not only did He design you, but He also has mapped out a perfect course for your life that will result in your utmost joy and fulfillment. Listen to God’s words,
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.Jeremiah 29:11, NIV
God has a wonderful plan for your life. What He has for you will start to unfold when you begin a relationship with Him.