Sin has separated us from God. Sin is failing to live up to God’s standard for our lives. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” – Romans 3:23.
God loves us so much that he sent his son, Jesus Christ, to pay the penalty for our sins by dying on a cross in our place. After Jesus died, God raised Jesus from the dead. “For Christ also suffered once for sins...that He might bring us to God.” – 1 Peter 3:18
Jesus has done the work to restore our relationship with God, but we must act. We must respond to God with our heart, mind and will. “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God.” – John 1:12
- Admitting you have sinned and asking God for forgiveness (1 John 1:9)
- Telling God that you believe in and appreciate what He has done in sending Jesus Christ to die for your sins and rise again (Romans 10:9)
- Asking God to begin re-directing your life from self-centered living to God-centered living (Acts 3:19).