And God wants to interact with you through a personal relationship on a daily, hourly, by-the-minute basis. He wants to guide your steps and lead you into a life that will be the most rich and satisfying life imaginable. The Bible tells us in John 10:10 that Jesus says, "My purpose is to give you a rich and satisfying life." His purpose.
But there is one thing standing in the way. God is a Holy God. That means He is set apart in His purity and goodness. And we are a fallen people. From the day we are born, it is our natural inclination to do bad things. Just look at a toddler. They don't naturally share toys or give away candy. They unashamedly display the selfishness that naturally exists in all of us. And this selfishness results in sin. God hates the sin. But know that He loves you.
So there was this problem. Man was separated from God through the problem of sin. We try to do things to get closer to God. We do good works, get involved with charities, try to be nice to others, try to be a "good person." We work and work and work. But you know what? It is so much easier than that. God knew that man could never try hard enough in his own will to be good and holy, so He sent His son, Jesus, to bridge the gap. Jesus, being fully God, became fully man in order that he may take the sin of the world on his shoulders and die on the cross to make atonement for that sin. When he was hanging on that cross, he actually had you, by name, on his mind. He suffered that you may live in rich abundance. Because he loves you.
And here is the best part. Do you know what you have to do to receive all this grace and all this mercy and all of this forgiveness? Just ask for it. That's it. You tell God, "I am a sinner. I sin all the time, like, every day, and I don't want to anymore. I am asking you to forgive me of my sin. I'm asking you to come into my life and be the Lord of my life so that I can live in relationship with you."
Seriously, that. is. it.
Like for real, if you have never prayed that prayer before, and you feel like it is something you want in your life, you can do it now! Please let me know if you do, because there are so many people who would just love to help you understand more about the richness and fullness you are now walking in!
I love you and I just wanted to share the truth that has changed my life, just in case you didn't know.