Knowing Jesus is very important in our walk with Him. The same way we get to know our significant other to grow in a relationship with them should be the same desire we have with Jesus. Jesus means "God saves", this simple definition adds so much power to the name of Jesus. God sent him to save His people. When Jesus walked the Earth He was the talk on the streets. People were confused yet amazed at the things He would do. John 14:6 Jesus says that he is "the way, the truth, and the life" and that no one goes to the Father except through Him. This proves how important our relationship with Jesus is. The more we know Jesus, the more we know that God's intention has always been to have communion with us.
Get to know Jesus. Get to know the Father.
This simple prayer is not just any prayer, it comes with power and freedom for our lives. It is the first step of faith in our walk with Christ.
“Heavenly Father, I come before you with a repentful heart to confess my sins so that you may come into my life and become the center of it. I ask for forgiveness and receive your acceptance. I throne you as my Lord and Savior. Come have your way in me and abide in me. I declare that I have been washed by your blood, now all sin is gone. In the name of Jesus, AMEN.”
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Unity and togetherness plays a big role in our walk with God. Jesus had disciples, He taught them pray for one another, to share meals, and to spend time together. The power of this can be seen throughout scripture. One of the more popular occassions is seen in Acts chapter 2 where the Holy Spirit enters the Upper Room. The apostle's live's were marked and we read that the church grew in great increments after that moment. The early church was marked by community. This pursuit of growing in Christ is not something we were meant to do alone, God gave us each other so that we could grow together in the knowledge of his son.
We encourage you to find a group friends and pray with one another, be accessible to one another, grow in Christ together. The church is better together.