How to Know God
How Can You Have a Relationship with God

"Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things. And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?" (Romans 2:1-4)

We All Have Sinned

No matter how hard we try, no one can achieve perfection, no one can be perfect in desire, in thought, nor in the things we do all of the time. After all, we are only human. Everyone has sinned, everyone at one point or another has done something or thought something they're not proud of, something that they would not like anyone else to know about, let alone God. This is part of what it means to be human and possessing a sin nature. Because of our sin-nature, every person has sinned in thought, word and deed. The Bible confirms for us, "There is none righteous, no, not one." (Romans 3:10)

Therefore, it's important to know and understand that God loves you, He created you in His image and He calls you to Himself. He loved you yesterday, and He loves you today and He will love you tomorrow. God knows our frame, God knows what and who we are, and despite that He loves us dearly. The Bible says, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16) God, through His grace, and because of His love for us, gave us a way to be with Him forever. Moreover, it's Gods will that all people would spend eternity with Him in Heaven. That all people would come to the knowledge of Christ Jesus our Lord. God gave us a way to be with Him that doesn't require perfection, that doesn't require a life of constant searching for perfection, but instead is a product of His mercy and grace, which is extended to us in Christ.

The Bible says, "For by grace you are saved through faith; and not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8,9) God is here to meet you where you are. Reach out to Him, take the gift He has given to you! Jesus gave everything so it would cost us nothing, all we need to do is in faith, believe in Him, and accept the gift of salvation that only He can provide, and we do so by faith alone.

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