We are all searching for God. We want to know the purpose of our life and what leads to true fulfillment. We desire to love and be loved. You may be wondering what life is all about, and if there is something more. Below are truths that can help answer these questions. We invite you to consider them:
God created you, knows you, and loves you personally. He sees you as his child, and he will never stop loving you.
“See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are.” (1 John 3:1)
God is love. He is good, and has your best interests at heart. God can be trusted and is constantly working for your good.
“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11) “We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
Knowing who you are in the eyes of God brings freedom and security. Being in relationship with God is an endless source of love, strength, wisdom, and hope. It is a relationship that brings purpose, direction and help in all areas of our lives.
The unity of this loving relationship we were created for has been damaged. Something has come between God and us: sin. We have all sinned and turned away from God in the things we have done or failed to do (see Romans 3:23)
Sin has real consequences. It harms our relationship with God, with others, and with ourselves. It can bring guilt, emptiness, and feeling far from God. As sin severs our relationship with God, it leaves us lost and without hope. Turning away from God is painful, and it causes real suffering (despair, not knowing our value and identity, abuse, selfishness, greed, using others, lying, killing, adultery…).
Sin can have an even worse consequence. As we have true freedom and can stubbornly choose to resist God’s call to repentance, we can lock ourselves into a final and definitive ‘no’ to God’s love–choosing eternal separation from him in hell.
God loves us so much that he could not bear to be separated from us. He sent his Son Jesus to restore our relationship with God.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” (John 3:16-17)
When Jesus was nailed to the cross, he took upon himself all the consequences of our sins, and by his rising from the dead brought us new life. Jesus alone restores our relationship with God and bridges the gap caused by sin. That is why he says;
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6)
You can experience this restored relationship.
“Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to you and eat with you, and you with me.” (Revelation 3:20)
Whether you have been close or far from him in the past, he is waiting for you to open the door. Take a moment to look at the following prayer:
“Lord Jesus, I believe that you know me and love me. I have not always chosen to love you, and have broken my relationship with you through my sins. Thank you for proving your love for me on the cross so that our relationship can be restored. I open the door of my heart and I invite you to be at the center of my life – to be my Savior and my Lord. Direct me and help me to live the Gospel with my whole life. Amen.”
Would you like to invite Jesus to be at the center of your life? If so, step out in faith and pray to him right now.
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