How to Start a Relationship with God


1. Stop trusting in yourself or others. Confess you've made mistakes and need God's help. You don't have to rely on yourself to be made right with God.

For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 NLT Read John 3...

If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. 1 John 1:8-9 NLT Read 1 John 1...

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CRU "How to Know God Personally"

2. Put your trust in Jesus. Declare a relationship with Jesus, not your own perfection, is what makes you right with God.

...all who believe in him are made right with God...If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. Romans 10:4, 9-10 NLT Read Romans 10....

Resources:

CRU "How You Can Be Filled with the Holy Spirit

3. Get to know Jesus better through prayer, reading the Bible, & other Jesus followers:

Pray & Read the Bible. Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense His grace. Matthew 6:6 MSG Read Matthew 6...

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4. Connect with others to learn more about God.

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25 NLT Read Hebrews 10...

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I hope this helps you as you explore starting a relationship with God. A relationship with God changed my life. I've experienced peace, hope, and joy regardless of my circumstances. The same is possible for you.

Email katie@laneofroses.com if you prayed to trust Jesus with your whole life, or download this FREE guide How to Start a Relationship with God

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