“God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.” 1 Corinthians 1:30, New Living Translation
At the age of twelve, while attending a church revival, I gave my life to the Lord. I didn’t understand anything about how to be a “good” Christian, or how to pray, or worship, or even how to study my Bible. All I knew was I had encountered a love that I had never known and a power that I had never seen, and I wanted more. I wanted to get to know Him better. For even at that young age, I had a feeling He already knew me all too well.
After that day, as each day turned into months and months turned into years, God gradually helped me understand how real my relationship with Him can be. It was no longer my mother or father’s relationship with the Lord that I wanted, but I was enjoying my own. And it is that real relationship that has seen me through many, many trials and have made me who I am today.
Every real relationship with God begins with a quality decision to let Him into your heart and into your life. Your issues and problems don’t scare Him. Your fear and anxiety about everything in your life does not move Him. You are His and He is yours. And from the moment He entered into your life, the Spirit of God rolled up His sleeves and went to work in changing you from the inside out. His ultimate goal is for you to look like Jesus on the inside and to behave like Jesus on the outside.
Get to know Him by reading His love letter to you—the Bible.
Get to know Him by spending time with Him in prayer, talking to Him as you would to a friend.
Get to know Him by continuing to let Him into every place in your heart and learning what He has to say about every issue of life.
Prayer: Father God, I want a real relationship with you. I receive your Son Jesus into my heart and into my life. I ask that you change me from the inside out. Help me get to know you better and teach me how to walk with you. In Jesus name, Amen.