Know God

Know God

Are you hurting or searching and just don't know where to turn? Do you question if there is a God?  (Click here if you have questions about God.)  If you would like  to hear about the difference God has made in other people's lives, click here.

Life is hard.  I personally don't know how people get through the trials in life without having God to turn to. I have known Jesus since I was very young. He has never let me down. Through the many storms I've faced in life, I have gone from having faith in God, to having trust in God. Liked in any relationship, the more you get to know someone, the more you trust them, the deeper your love grows for them. It works the same way with God. He has shown me I can trust Him. It's hard to trust someone you don't know, but I have known Jesus as my savior for 46 years now and I can tell you from my experience, God IS trustworthy! I know His character...He has proven it to me. I know that He is in control and that He always has a plan, even when I can't see it. I also know the depths of His love for me...He loves me, He loves you, He loves us all so much, that He sent Jesus to die on a cross to save us. Jesus endured everything imaginable while he was here on earth. He can understand our pain and our suffering. He was slandered, mocked, persecuted, rejected, despised, beaten and hung on a cross. He bore the weight of all of our sins, so we could have redemption. I have never regretted for one minute turning my life over to Christ. He wants the best for us...He provides for our needs and I have seen Him work so many miracles that I have no doubt in my mind whatsoever, that He is very real. He cares about our pain and our sorrows. Being a Christian doesn't mean we suddenly have a pain free life, but it does mean we do not walk alone. He is right beside us no matter what challenges we meet. He gives us strength to face life altering changes, hurts and disappointments. He  has done it for me and he will do the same for you!!!  If you have any questions, please feel free to write me.

Does God Love Me? The answer is in the Bible, God's Word:

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

"I have loved you with an everlasting love." — Jeremiah 31:3

God loves you, and He loves you with a love that you don't even know anything about, because there is no human love comparable to divine love. God loves you.  He wants to forgive you.  He wants to have fellowship with you.

God is love…  — 1 John 4:16

It doesn't make any difference how far you tried to run from God.  He loves you. His eye is on you.  He sees you.  God loves you, and the Bible says that God sent His Son from Heaven to this earth for you.  Jesus Christ came to this earth to take your sins upon a cross.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord.  "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you.  Plans to give you hope and a future." — Jeremiah 29:11

God created us in His image - and you as a person are important to God.

Indeed the very hairs of your head are numbered.  — Luke 12:7

 He is just a prayer away... reach out... He's waiting for you to come to Him...

Who is Jesus - and what does His life, death, and resurrection mean to me?

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." — John 14:6

Many go through life unfulfilled, unfocused, searching, a blank canvas waiting for a picture of purpose to be painted on us.

What does it all mean?  

Can God really change my life? 

No matter who you are or how you've lived your life to this point, God will receive you into His family.  He will change you and make you complete.  Trust Him, as these people and millions of others have done.

"I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me? — Jeremiah 32:27

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in... — Revelation 3:20

The Spirit of the LORD will come upon you in power… and you will be changed into a different person. — 1 Samuel 10:6

What do I have to do to go to Heaven?

God's not waiting to judge you.  God's not waiting to condemn you.  He's waiting to receive you with mercy with love with open arms and forgive all your sins. Will you come to Him?  Will you turn from your sin and promise to live for Him?

...If you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. — Romans 10:9

Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. — John 1:12

He then brought them out and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved..." — Acts 16:30,31

God knows who you are, He loves you, and He wants you to know and love Him.

How do you do that?

First, admit that you, like all of us, are a sinner. Being sinners means we have wronged God and fall short of His perfect standard. It also means we are separated from Him and deserve His judgment.

But He loves us! God sent His own son Jesus Christ to die for our sins. He died for your sins. He was punished so you don't have to be. Not only that, death did not defeat Him. After three days Jesus rose from the dead, alive again! 

Trusting in Jesus' sacrifice for you is the only way to find forgiveness from God and to begin a relationship with Him.  We urge you to take this step of faith today. To do that simply talk to God – this is called praying – and tell Him you believe in His Son. We suggest a prayer like this:

"Dear God, I'm a sinner.  I'm sorry for my sins.  I want to turn from my sins.  I believe that Jesus Christ is your Son. I believe that He died for me.  That He rose from the grave.  That He's alive.  I want to invite Him to come into my life to take control.  From this day forward forevermore.  And I pray this in the name of Jesus.  Amen."

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