Finding Peace with God

Our natural passions reflect a hunger and longing in us for connection and intimacy.  The world offers us all kinds of "quick fixes" (like porn) that give us temporary pleasure and false intimacy.  We can waste lots of energy and time pursuing things like sex, money and power, but we'll eventually realize that none of those things will fulfill the longing in our hearts.  This is because only one thing will satisfy our desire for connection:  God.  God made each of us with a built-in need to connect with himself.  When we decide to seek him, we'll start to discover true satisfaction and peace.  

Our bad deeds in life have separated us from God.  God is the source of love and life, and we can't afford to be separated from him.  Thankfully he provided a way for us to be forgiven of our wrong choices, so that we can be reconciled to him.  He provided the perfect payment through Jesus Christ for the wrong choices that we have made.  Jesus surrendered his life as the payment that God required for our wrong choices (sin) to be forgiven.   

For more in-depth explanations of what Jesus did and what he offers you now, please visit our peace with God links at the bottom of this page. 

God offers Jesus' payment as a free gift to each person who will:

  1. Turn away from his wrong choices in life

AND

  1. Accept Jesus' payment for his wrong choices

If you are ready to reconnect with God and leave your life of wrong choices behind, please speak these suggested words out loud to God right now and believe that God will hear you:

"Dear God,  I recognize that I have made these wrong choices in my life ________(list all you can think of).    I turn from them now and ask for your forgiveness.  I would like to be reconciled to you and I accept the sacrifice that Jesus made on my behalf.   I invite you to fill me with your power so I may walk in victory over my addiction to ___________(fill in).   Please teach me about Jesus and how I can live in fellowship with you.  Thank you, God."  

If you decided to speak those words to God, we would like to join you in asking God to do as you have requested.  Please contact us and let us know of your decision.   

Please know that God will help you!  The Bible confirms this in Joel 2:32, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."   As you move forward, look for signs of God's help.  God often uses a combination of ways to communicate with us, including thoughts, circumstances, nature, other persons, visions, dreams, the Bible and supernatural signs.  

One of the great benefits of following Jesus is that you receive power to stop your old habits and live a new life.  This power comes from God's Spirit who lives inside of you as a result of your belief in Jesus.  He will guide you in making right choices, teach you about Jesus and show you how to live in victory over your former bad habits.

Follow-up:  If you spoke the above words to God,  it is vital that you now pursue the new life that God calls you to.   Here are some things you can do right away:

1)  Get plugged in:  We strongly recommend that you attend a Christian church in your area (see church page).  Fellowship, encouragement and teaching will be an important part of developing your new life with Jesus.   

2)  Walk with God: 
Start now on our course, Freedom Journey.  As you live your new life with God, you will find areas you'll need work on to bring them into obedience to God.  God will help you through this process and will empower you to live a new life following Jesus.  

If you have questions about the information presented on this page, you may find these links helpful for answers:

If you reject Jesus, you reject the only path of reconciliation with God available.  Jesus bluntly said, "I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am [the one I claim to be], you will indeed die in your sins" (John 8:24 NIV).   If you die in your sins, you will spend eternity separated from God.  God doesn't want anyone to be separated from himself.  That's why he sent Jesus to pay the penalty for us!

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