Knowing God

1. Realize that 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, "No one is good-not even one" (Romans 3:10 NLT).  This is because we cannot become who we are supposed to be without Jesus Christ.

2. Recognize that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you.
The Bible tells us, "But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while were still sinners" (Romans 5:8 NLT).  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.
 
3. Repent of your sin.
The Bible tells us to "repent and be converted" (Acts 3:19 NKJV).  The word repent means to change our direction in life.  Instead of running from God, we can run toward Him.
 
4. Trust your life to Jesus Christ.
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 NKJV).

If you would like to have a relationship with Christ, then you must know your place in relationship with Him.  He is high and holy and beyond our comprehension.  You are a sinner deserving of nothing less than eternal separation from a holy God.  If you repent and trust in Jesus Christ  He will save you.  When you trust in Jesus you are identifying with him in death.  You are putting to death the sin in your life, turning away from the old you, your sinful nature.  The decision is one of faith.  He will empower you through his Holy Spirit to transform your life.  The transformation is not required to believe.  Repent and trust.  Open your bible and find out about the one who loved you so much that he sent Jesus Christ to die on your behalf. 
 
At this point, many would ask you to recite or repeat a prayer.  But that prayer must come from your heart.  Just talk to God, he will hear you.  He is waiting for you to turn to him.  Today is the day or your salvation. 

 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 NKJV).