How to Know God
Realize You Are a Sinner
No matter how good a life we try to live, we still fall miserably short of being a good person. That is because we are all sinners. We all fall short of God’s desire for us to be holy. The Bible says, “There is none righteous, no, not one” Romans 3:10. This is because we cannot become who we are supposed to be without Jesus Christ.
Recognize Jesus Died on the Cross
The Bible tells us, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 . This is the Good News, that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die in our place when we least deserved it.
Repent of Your Sins
The Bible tells us to “repent and be converted” Acts 3:19. The word repent means to change our direction in life. Instead of running from God, we can run toward Him.
Receive Jesus Christ as Your Savior
Becoming a Christian is not merely believing some creed or going to church on Sunday. It is having Christ Himself take residence in your life and heart. Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door (of your life) and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in…” Revelation 3:20.
If you would like to have a relationship with Christ, simply pray this prayer and mean it in your heart.
Father, I know that I am a sinner. Jesus died on the cross to save sinners. Jesus died to save me. Forgive me. Cleanse me of my sins. Give me a new life. I will follow you from this day forward. In Jesus name, Amen.
If you just prayed that prayer and meant it, Jesus Christ has now taken residence in your heart! Your decision to follow Christ means God has forgiven you and that you will spend eternity in heaven. The Bible tells us, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
To put your faith in action, be sure to spend time with God by reading your Bible, praying, going to church, and telling others about Christ.