You Can Know God
Knowing God personally is easier than most people think.
It doesn't involve you trying to do anything, or trying to be anything.
KNOWING GOD IS BASED UPON YOU SIMPLY BELIEVING.
'Those who depend on faith, not on deeds, and who believe in the God who declares the guilty to be innocent, it is this faith that God takes into account in order to put them right with Himself.' (Romans 4:5GN)
Even if you start by simply wanting to believe... God will help you.
'God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.' (Philipians 2:13NLT)
You see, God has done everything for you to make the way back to Him easy.
He sent Jesus to live a perfect life.
Jesus paid the penalty for your imperfect life upon the cross and suffered your punishment so you could go free.
But it doesn't end there ...
Jesus not only took our imperfect life ... HE GAVE US HIS PERFECT LIFE.
'God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself, no longer counting people's sins againt them.' (2 Corinthians 5:19NLT )
'Christ never sinned.' (2 Corinthians 5:17NLT)
'He personally carried our sins in His body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right.' 1 Peter 2:24NLT)
'God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.' 2 Corinthians 5:21NIV)
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS BELIEVE THAT GOD HAS DONE EVERYTHING AND NEW LIFE WILL BE BORN DEEP INSIDE YOU.
'You can be reborn - not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.' (John 1:13 paraphrased)