Are you seeking to know God?
Read these four short truths to learn more about why Jesus came.
People were designed to be with God.
Have you ever caught yourself staring in awe at a sunset, feeling a sense of smallness when surveying space, or feeling as though there is something greater that is missing in your life? This is because all humans were uniquely created in the image of a loving, involved, and uncreated Creator. He made everything, including you, to speak of the reality of His existence. When God created people, He designed them to find wholeness and completeness through a relationship with Him.What's next?
Sin and failure has severed our connection to God.
If you've ever broken something special to you, you understand the despair, frustration, and pain that comes with that loss. The Bible teaches us that we live in a world of broken things; relationships break, bodies break, and people break due to a reality called sin. Sin is a simple term defining the complex truth that we all have broken our relationship with God through active rebellion and disobedience to Him. When we violate His standards of perfection with our thoughts, words, or actions, this is sin. The first human beings chose their way rather than God's, and we have been doing the same thing ever since. So, if you feel things are broken, it's because they are. Brokeness is not only around us; it's within us.What's next?
God fixes broken people and broken things
Discovering & admitting that we are an active part of what's broken is the beginning of reconciliation with our Creator. When humanity chose to rebel against God, God could have rightly abandoned His creation; He did not. Instead, God decided to become the remedy for our sin and failure. He would come to restore us to the people He created us to be. Because we were guilty without the hope of erasing our guilt, God in His love stepped into humanity to take the blame and punishment of our sin upon Himself. Jesus was the fullness of God in human flesh. He lived a perfect life we could not live, died a gruesome death on a Roman cross that we deserved, and rose from the dead to conquer the grave forever. He lives today to offer His righteousness, forgiveness, and eternal life to all who would come to Him by faith and trust Him for their repair.What's next?
Salvation and new life are as close as a prayer.
This next part might offend your human pride. God didn't make His offer of salvation dependant on your moral or religious performance. He knows that even on our best day, we could never be good enough to earn His forgiveness. Religious gymnastics don't impress Him. God's economy operates in the currency of faith. To inherit eternal life, you must be born again, become new, put your old life behind you and embrace a new life that comes from God. This is a gift you receive by trusting wholly and solely in Jesus Christ for your salvation. You and I must come to Him, confess our sin, trust that He can save us, and make an active decision to turn from the direction we've been going and put our faith in Him. If you pray today for Jesus to forgive you of your sin, be the new king of your life, and save your soul, His answer is YES! You can even do it right now wherever you are. Welcome to God's family!I want to know Jesus.