how do i connect with christ
bycall meh tiffzon 11 Jul, 2015 21:31
I think god doesnt want me no matter how my i try to give myself to him it never works sumting happens how can i get close to the lord
byprayerwarrioron 13 Jul, 2015 19:18
To connect with God, be honest and willing to turn from sin. Believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord and that He died for your sins and God the Father raised Him from the dead and confess this with your mouth. God loves you and desires a close relationship with you. If you draw near to Him He will draw near to you. This takes prayer ( two way communication with God), Bible study, worship ,telling others about Jesus, attending a good Bible believing church, fellowship with other believers. If you do these things consistently you will develop a close relationship with the Lord. You may still go through tests and trials but the Lord will be with you to help you through those times. It is well worth it because there is nothing like the presence of God and His unconditional love. Praying for you in Jesus name.
bysapphireon 20 Jul, 2015 20:22
my have u read the story of the prodigal son?
bysapphireon 20 Jul, 2015 20:25
The reception of the prodigal son Luk 15:20-24
The prodigal had conceived a high idea of his father's compassion before he set out to return home; but his thoughts had not reached the heights of his father's mercy. He could not have anticipated such a reception, at once so affectionate and so honorable. Had he returned as the deliverer of his country from some powerful foe, he could not have been welcomed with more honor. Had he left his home to plead for his father's life, he could not, when he was come back, have been received with more tenderness.
What is the reason that the sinner is treated with so much honor and so much love, when he falls at the footstool of divine mercy? Is he not received in his Savior's name, with all the honor that Savior won by trampling upon Satan, and with all the love that Savior deserved for dying upon the cross?
Great must have been the humiliation of the prodigal, as he approached the parental roof. How it must have wounded the natural pride of his heart to return in tatters, with an emaciated countenance and a haggard eye! But when true penitence is felt, natural pride is in great measure subdued. Those who only feel a slight regret for past transgressions, are often prevented by pride from asking forgiveness. No doubt the prodigal had wished to return as soon as he became a swineherd; but it was not until "he came to himself," that his penitence was deep enough to enable him to face all the humiliation connected with the step. Then he felt he could bear the taunts of unfeeling spectators better than the reproaches of his own conscience; better than the remembrance of his despised home, and of his injured father. But he was spared the most painful part of the expected trial by the tender affection of that father, who "saw him when he was a great way off, and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck, and kissed him." Did the prodigal repress his humble confession because he saw he was already forgiven? No, he said all that he had purposed to say, excepting, "Make me as one of your hired servants." When he saw that he was received as a son, he could not ask to become a servant. The best robe was then put on him, a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet; a feast was made, and rejoicing was heard on every side.
Could the prodigal doubt his father's full and free forgiveness? All his past transgressions seemed to be forgotten; his father's love was not abated in the least degree; a prospect of happiness was opened to his view beyond his highest expectations.
This is the way in which the Lord deals with the returning sinner. He clothes his guilty soul in the spotless robe of his Redeemer's righteousness, and satisfies his hungry soul with the heavenly food of his gracious promises. Why then do sinners refuse to return to God? They do not believe that he will receive them so affectionately, and render them so happy. The father of the prodigal is our God and our Savior. Those who have sought his mercy can witness how He received them, and how happy He has made them.
It is sad to think that any should remain miserable, because they will not arise and return to Him, who offers them full and free forgiveness. The way may appear long; but it would be shortened, for their Father would meet them while they were yet a "great way off," and conduct them himself to his own glorious abode.
bysapphireon 20 Jul, 2015 20:31
Do not be deceived by the devil, my friend. For God SO LOVE the world that He gave His ONLY SON that whosoever believe in Him should not perish but have eteral life. Do not be fooled because God is not mocked and He is not slack concerning His promises.
bysapphireon 20 Jul, 2015 20:43
2Chr 7:14: "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." that is what u should do my friend. seek the Lord with a contrite heart,pray and study the word of God. and u have come to know God for yourself, share Him others so that they may know who is the true and living God also. I trust and hope u will read all my responses to your statement. Bless
bysapphireon 20 Jul, 2015 20:53
please be advised. I am not calling u a wicked person. The bible says that we must not lean on our own understand and strength. we do not have the power to overvome on our own. Jesus is our strength and strong hold, without Jesus we r nothing and weak.