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We have a relational God. We see that in the Trinity—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—and we see it in the creation story. God could have simply created Adam and Eve, put them in Eden, and left them to tend the garden (Gen. 2:15). But He didn’t; He cultivated a friendship with them.

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When Adam and Eve sinned and hid from Him, God missed walking and talking with them in the garden. “Where are you?” He asked (Gen. 3:9). Once they disobeyed Him, God knew His relationship with all humans would be forever broken unless He did something about it. That’s when His redemptive plan was put in place. 

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God’s plan to restore His relationship with human beings involved His own Son, part of the Trinity. Only through a perfectly sinless, fully-God-and-fully-man sacrifice could that relationship be restored, and Jesus, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a woman, became that person. He willingly left the glory of heaven and His rightful throne to be born from a human womb. Although he carried the DNA of His mother, He never sinned. And through His death and resurrection, He took the punishment for the sins of the entire world so our relationship with God could be restored.

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That’s how much He desires a relationship with you. As the familiar verse says, “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). You could easily replace “the world” with your name and that verse would still be true. If you were the only person on earth, Jesus would still have died to pay the price for your sins.

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If you desire a relationship with your Creator Father, who knit you together in your mother’s womb (Ps. 139:13) and made you in His image (Gen. 1:27); if you want to know His Son as Savior, Lord and friend; and if you would like the Holy Spirit to dwell within you, empowering you to live a life that glorifies God, you only have to ask.

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There are no magic words you have to pray for God to hear the cry of your heart. You only have to sincerely acknowledge your sins and ask Him to forgive you and enter your life. That means you’re willing to get off the throne of your own life and let Jesus sit on the throne instead.

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If you do, you may not feel any different, but by continuing to follow Him, your life will change dramatically. Just Between Us (JBU) wants to help you along the way. If you’d like to know more about having a relationship with God, we encourage you to read your Bible (maybe starting in the gospel of John) and pray. We have many resources for you, as well—some listed here. 

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