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KNOWING GOD

ImageWe have all been created in such a way that our hearts will always be restless until we find the One who created us.
God is everywhere, He is very near you and He wants to become so real to you. He knows everything about you. He knows every thought you think and He hears every word you speak, and you know what? He loves you passionately! Regardless of who you are and what you have or haven’t done in life – He loves you! He cares and He is very interested in you.

You may be tired of your life and seem to be going around and around in circles and getting nowhere. Maybe your world is full of suffering, pain, miseries and trouble and you have no hope. Others may have hurt you badly and your world has fallen apart. Jesus knows everything you are going through and it’s on the top of His priority list to help you.

If you are hurting please know you can be healed
If you are lonely please know you can find comfort
If you are discouraged please know you can find hope
If you feel weak please know you can be strengthened
If you feel you are broken please know you can be mended

JESUS IS YOUR ANSWER

He is the only ONE who can do ALL this in your life – and He really longs to do all this for you and to pick up your broken pieces and make you whole again in Him. It’s when you get close to Him and come to know Him intimately that He begins to change you from the inside out.

“‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. ‘Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
‘You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
‘I will be found by you,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will restore your fortunes…’
Jeremiah 29:11-14

God created you and He longs to bless and help you but He will only do so with your permission. This is because He doesn’t want to control or manipulate you. You just need to make a decision that you want to know Him and then ask Him to become real to you, He is waiting for you to ask Him.
“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; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Romans 10:9-13 NASB

“God wants everyone to be saved and to know the whole truth, which is, There is only one God,
and Christ Jesus is the only one who can bring us to God.”
1 Timothy 2:4-5 CEV

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”
Ephesians 2:8-10 NASB

Being good and doing good works can never save us, the only way we can be saved is to be born again, and to come into a living relationship with God. He gives to us His salvation as a wonderful free gift. Being born again means to start life a new, no longer living for yourself but living for Jesus who will guide you into a life of abundance.
Read John 3:3-21 All you need to do is to talk to Him like you would to your best friend and believe that He hears
you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you, reach out to Him, seek Him, ask Him to come to you. The problem is that our sin and wrongs have created a huge wedge between us and God. God knew this and in His great love for us and His desire to be close to us – He did what we couldn’t do and He bridged this huge gap and made a way for us to come close to Him by paying the price for our sins, so that we could come back into fellowship and have a good relationship with Him. He did this by sending His Son Jesus to come to earth and to not only teach us how to live, but to pay the price for our sins by dying a horrific death on a cross, He suffered death for us so that we don’t need to spend eternity in hell. He is a wonderful God and has removed the distance between you and Him - this is His amazing grace and undeserved favour!!!!
“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool.”
Isaiah 1:18 NASB

PRAYER

Dear Jesus, You know me completely and have known everything I have ever said or done. I know I have done many wrong things to hurt You and others. Please forgive me for all of these, please wash my heart clean and give me a new start in life. I invite You to come into my heart now to be my Saviour, Friend, My Conqueror, Protector, Teacher, Healer, my Life, the Giver of all good Gifts, my everything. Thank You for loving me so much, thank You for forgiving me. Make my life the best I can be, and live Your life through me and bring me into the destiny and purpose you have for me and I will give You all the praise and glory. AMEN

If you have just prayed this prayer honestly and sincerely with all your heart, then you are now saved and Jesus has come into your heart. He is now part of your life and you will begin to live a new clean life with Him constantly by your side. You have just made the best decision of your life! He knows your future and because of His great love for you, you can trust Him to help you make the right decisions in life, so that you are not shipwrecked in the storms. Storms will come, but He promises to carry you through the storms to new lands and new adventures. Like any new relationship, it takes time to get to know a person, and the best way we do that is by spending time with them. And we need to spend time with Jesus to discover all the wonderful amazing attributes that make Him the delightful God that He is.

“Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 CEV
“…God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” Hebrews 13:5-6 NIV
“…He has called you out of darkness into His marvellous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” 1 Peter 2:9-10 NASB
Jesus says: “I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” John 10:9-10
The thief is Satan - the evil one who accuses, condemns, torments and seeks to destroy you. (Rev 12:10-11)
This is how much He loves you: “See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands” Isaiah 49:16 NIV
Isn’t it wonderful to know that God could really love and care for us so much that He even puts a tattoo on His hand and engraves us there?! God desires to speak to you and the main way He will speak to you is through His Bible, so start reading it and it is suggested you begin with the book of John first then Matthew, Mark and Luke and so on. Next you need to find a good church that is Bible believing. If you have prayed the above prayer, please email us, we would love to hear from you, or if you would like further help, or have any questions. May the Lord Jesus bless you abundantly as you serve and follow Him.

HE LOVES YOU AND HE HAS ABUNDANT LIFE FOR YOU AND THE BEST PLANS!!!

To Find out More about Knowing God
How to know God - Greg Laurie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mhCM0IimHc
Fathers Love Letter: http://www.fathersloveletter.com
Knowing God - Nick Vujicic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7vFvU6a8CY
How to be Saved - Dr Charles Stanley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBxSr32JFIg
TrueU #3: Who Is Jesus?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bZFoD0cG88
Jesus is with you in every moment -
                    A touching video          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVRRhW58NxQ
Thats My King SM LOCKRIDGE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq4_Yqr_JIc
Adrian Rogers - How to Know God Personally: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_gSPK-Mnus
Following Jesus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy9Kuzeduts
How do I Find God? | Living Free S1P1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaGW3vOsoJE
How do I know I'm Saved in Christ? Urgent: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7szVho5mS3U
Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus
                         Spoken Word: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IAhDGYlpqY
The blueprint for being born again (John 3:3)
                        John MacArthur: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tutZptMHx8c
Who is Jesus – Billy Graham: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIqRH1XBw5M