How to Be Right with God by Pastor Claude

Have you ever looked back in your life and wished you could start over? Millions of people have that wish every day. Sometimes it has to do with their job or career, sometimes with their marriage or a relationship, and sometimes with choices and decisions made in life.

Wouldn't it be great if you could change the past, correct your mistakes and start all over again? I would like that very much, because I've made many mistakes in life, and I'm sure you have, too. But you and I know that is wishful thinking. You can't change the past.

This desire to start over is even stronger when we think about God. Down deep we know that God is real. We can't see Him, touch Him, or audibly hear Him, but we know He exists. It's hard to explain how or why we know this, but we do. And because we do, we try to do all kinds of things to get Him to like us, and look upon us with favor. But no matter how hard we try, we always have that annoying feeling that we're not right with God.

Don't you wish you could be right with God, and start a brand new relationship with Him? A relationship that is not dependent upon anything you do, but upon what God wants to do for you and in you. This is not wishful thinking; it is exactly what God wants to do in your life. Here's what the Bible says:

JOHN 3:16
God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to come to earth, and everyone who believes in Him will not suffer eternal death, but instead receive eternal life.
JOHN 17:3
God wants us to know Him. Contrary to what we think God is not playing hide-and-go-seek with us. He sent Jesus to reveal what He is like, so that as we come to know Jesus, we realize what God is like.
JOHN 14:6,7
You can only know God through Jesus. Why would the Son of God come to earth if there were other ways to come to know God? Jesus Himself said that He is the way – He is the truth – He is the life. No one come to the Father except through Him. (Read Acts 4:12 also.)