I grew up in a very religious family but did not know the Lord. I believe many people in America go to church every Sunday with their families and get a dose of God for an hour. I never thought I got anything out of it. My family seemed to be comforted by it and my parents were wholly devoted to their church.
I grew up with a comfortable lifestyle and experienced a wonderful family life. I thought I was equipped to make it in this world, but I was truly deceived. Pornography and sexual pursuits had total control over me from a young age, I was like a dumb ox being led to slaughter. No matter how hard I tried to be free, I never made any headway. I wanted to do better but I could not. It was one step forward and three backward. I was drowning, and I knew of no way out.
I’d go to church and talk to people about my problems, but no one had the answers. On a day I will never forget, I turned on the radio and heard this man teaching the Bible. It was the most exciting thing I had ever heard. I listened to this preacher every day and then started listening to other programs on the same channel.
Before I knew it, the Holy Spirit was strengthening my inner man. Pornography and sexual sin were losing
I must state a fact of life. I simply cannot eat a single meal one day a week and stay healthy, I would starve. I must feed my body daily, and the only way to do this is to make the time and eat. The same goes for my Spiritual life. I must feed it daily by the Word of God. A weekly dose of God on Sundays does not cut it.
Yes, it is good to hear teachers and preachers, but I found that if I make the time to open the Bible for myself and seek the Lord with all my heart, He will reveal some profound truths that He will speak to my heart. God wants to speak to me, and He wants to speak to you. He definitely wants to have a personal relationship with each and every one of us. He is no respecter of persons.
God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, made us in His image and likeness and He wants to have a personal relationship with us. If we take a step towards Him, He moves a mile closer to us. My life will never be the same because I have a faithful Father that will never leave me. He fights my battles and meets all my needs. That is a God I want to serve.
How about you?
If you have not yet begun your personal relationship with God, please keep reading. The One who created you loves you no matter who you are or what you have done.
Jesus Christ provides a relationship with the Father and eternal life through His death on the cross and resurrection from the dead (Romans 5:10).
Romans 10:9 promises, “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
You can tell Him in your own words or use this simple prayer:
Lord Jesus, I ask You to forgive my sins and save me from eternal separation from God. By faith, I accept Your work and death on the cross as sufficient payment for my sins. Thank You for providing the way for me to know You and to have a relationship with my Heavenly Father. Through faith in You, I have eternal life. Thank You also for hearing my prayers and loving me unconditionally. In Jesus’ name, Amen.