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How To Start A Relationship With God

You were created to have a personal relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ.  You don’t have to to go through life struggling on your own.  God wants to come to your rescue.  It’s as simple as recognizing that you are a sinner and need a Savior!  God loves you so much that He sent His Son Jesus to die for you.

1. REALIZE that you are a sinner

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)

2.  BELIEVE that Jesus died for you

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:  While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”(John 3:16)

3.  REPENT of your sin

Sin separates us from God, but Salvation is a free gift of God’s Grace!  Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins past, present and future.  “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)

4.  RECEIVE Jesus into your heart and life

If you don’t remember a time when you prayed and asked Jesus to be your Lord and Savior, you can pray a prayer today from your heart to God’s heart.  You don’t need fancy words.  God’s Word says, “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’, and you believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)

God doesn’t force us to love Him. If He did, it wouldn’t be real love. He gives us a choice.  God longs to have a personal intimate love relationship with you.  He wants to be your Healer, Deliverer, Provider, and your Best Friend.  Once you pray and receive Jesus into your heart and life, His Spirit lives in you and fills you with His power and strength.

This life is not all there is. One day, we will live in heaven for all eternity with our Lord and Savior where there is no more pain and no more tears. I can’t wait! But I want you to know for sure that you will be in heaven too!

Today, you can pray this prayer and become a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ…

Dear God,

 I know I’m not perfect. I need you to forgive me for my sins and save me. 

I believe you sent Your Son Jesus to earth to die for me. I want His pain to count for me.  

I believe that you raised Jesus from the dead. I believe that you have power over death. 

Come into my heart and give me new life. I want to live forever with you in Heaven.

And until You take me home to heaven, I want You to be my friend on earth. 

Help me to follow You in everything I say and do.

Thank you for saving me! 

In Jesus Name, Amen!

7 Comments

  1. taramodeste 1 year ago May 14, 2016

    tara_modeste@hotmail.com Thank You it helped me to say a prayer it felt good & relieved to say it Amen..

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    • Jen Barrick 10 months ago August 21, 2016

      Hi Tara!
      I just now saw your post. I don’t know how I missed it but I am so excited! Now you are a Daughter of the King!

      I will be praying for you that you will continue to grow in your relationship with Jesus!
      Please email me anytime if you have any questions about having a personal relationship with Jesus or if you have specific prayer requests. My email is Jen@hopeoutloud.com

      Here is a prayer for you today –

      Dear Heavenly Father,
      Please wrap Your arms of Love around Tara and whisper Hope in her ear today. May she know that she is BEAUTIFUL and that You love everything about her! Thank you for coming into Tara’s heart and saving her. Please remind Tara that she is never alone, because You Jesus are her ESCORT! You are walking beside her holding her hand and she can talk to You any time, any place and ask You for what she needs. Help Tara to feel Your Presence and know that You will carry her on the hard days. Please fill her with Your strength and give her Courage for the journey. May she trust You with everything. Please use Tara to make a difference in the world. May she shine brightly for You!
      In Jesus Name, Amen!

      Love, Jen Barrick

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    • Jen Barrick 10 months ago August 21, 2016

      Hi Tara!
      I just now saw your post. I don’t know how I missed it but I am so excited! Now you are a Daughter of the King!

      I will be praying for you that you will continue to grow in your relationship with Jesus!
      Please email me anytime if you have any questions about having a personal relationship with Jesus or if you have specific prayer requests.

      Here is a prayer for you today –

      Dear Heavenly Father,
      Please wrap Your arms of Love around Tara and whisper Hope in her ear today. May she know that she is BEAUTIFUL and that You love everything about her! Thank you for coming into Tara’s heart and saving her. Please remind Tara that she is never alone, because You Jesus are her ESCORT! You are walking beside her holding her hand and she can talk to You any time, any place and ask You for what she needs. Help Tara to feel Your Presence and know that You will carry her on the hard days. Please fill her with Your strength and give her Courage for the journey. May she trust You with everything. Please use Tara to make a difference in the world. May she shine brightly for You!
      In Jesus Name, Amen!

      Love, Jen Barrick

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  2. Dennis Sarvis 11 months ago July 20, 2016

    Hi I listened to you last night (7/19) on the Frank Sonntag show and I was very moved and touched by your story. Thank-you!

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    • Jen Barrick 10 months ago August 21, 2016

      Hi Dennis!
      Thank you so much for reaching out to me. I’m so glad you heard us on the Frank Sonntag show. I will be praying for you!

      Lord Jesus, please fill Dennis with your strength and courage today as He trusts in you. May He seek after You with all of his heart. Thank you for the promise that when we seek You, we will find You. Help Dennis to feel the peace of Your Presence today and every day. In Jesus Name, Amen!

      Love,
      Jen

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  3. Steven 8 months ago October 19, 2016

    Hi
    I got saved when I was a teen, I fallen away from him several time , in my life. but Ive got back in touch with him I am doing small groups in my church that is helping to grow , in my faith ,
    I shall go ,
    Take Care , God bless and keep you & your family safe 🙂

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  4. David Rubalcava 3 months ago March 18, 2017

    Hi Jenn
    I was very fortunate to hear you and your parents speak at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills on 3/15/17. Your story moved and touched my heart. You and your family are truly a miracle from God. Please never lose that spirit and continue to get the message out about how awesome,amazing,and loving God is.
    May God continue to bless you and your family

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