A Relationship ~ Not A Religion

Would you like to have a relationship with Jesus? God loves you passionately and desires to have a relationship with you!

But how can this happen? None of us are worthy ~ “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” ~ Romans 3:23 ~ of anything except death ~ “For the wages of sin is death” ~ Romans 6:23a ~ because our sin keeps us separated from God. Let’s face it. All of us mess up. None of us are perfect ~ “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” ~ Romans 3:10 (KJV)

BUT God made a way to bridge the gap of separation between us ~ “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him.” ~ John 3:16-17

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” ~ Romans 5:8.

Jesus, the Son of God, became a man and took upon Himself our sin, so that He could pay in full what we owe.

“For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” ~ 2 Corinthians 5:21 (KJV)

So then the second half of Romans 6:23 tells us ~ “the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Not only did God send Jesus to die for our sins on the cross, but Jesus freely gave His life as a gift for us. He paid the “wages of sin is death” FOR US so that we might choose to accept “the free gift of God [which] is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”.

Jesus already paid the price. He died, but then He rose up from the dead, conquering death, and is alive and eagerly waiting for you to accept His gift to you. It is like a Christmas present, already purchased and wrapped, but you must receive it and open it and believe it is yours, from God.

“that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved;” ~ Romans 10:9

That’s it. Just accept it, confess it as truth, and believe it in your heart. God did all of this for you. The only thing you need to do is accept, confess, and believe!

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.” ~ Ephesians 2:8-9

There is nothing we could ever do to make us “good enough” to deserve the gift of salvation and eternal life. NOTHING. Jesus did it all for us, so that once we accept, confess, and believe, we can have a relationship with God. We can stand before Him washed clean by the blood Jesus shed for us, forgiven, and clothed in Jesus’ righteousness.

“For He delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” ~ Colossians 1:13-14

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace, which He lavished upon us.” ~ Ephesians 1:7-8a

Remember ~ God’s grace is undeserved, unearned mercy, kindness, forgiveness and love!

God promises to never leave you or forsake you (Hebrew 13:5). And God keeps His Word, EVERY promise He makes to you!

“But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that being justified by His grace we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” ~ Titus 3:4-7

Loved. Saved. Mercy. Washed. Renewed. Justified. Grace. Hope. Eternal life. What more could we ask for? Come and talk to Jesus! ๐Ÿ™‚

And then read God’s love letter to you, the Bible.

You will never regret it. Never.

4 Responses to A Relationship ~ Not A Religion

  1. amylou413 says:

    This is so well written ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m excited to read more of what you write.

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