Intimate Love Relationship with GOD

I think it is of the utmost importance for each person to establish an intimate, love
relationship with GOD. I believe that GOD has already made the preparations for
us to have an intimate love relationship with HIM through JESUS’ES sacrifice on a
cross. I believe that GOD already knows and cares about and for each one of us.
In this case, all that seems to be lacking for an intimate love relationship with GOD
is for each of us as individuals to decide whether we want to know and care about
and for HIM.

I believe that the
Bible is a means that GOD chose to reveal HIMSELF to us so
that we could have an intimate love relationship with HIM. Before coming to that
conclusion in my efforts to find the truth I studied many systems of belief (religions).
Ultimately, I came to the conclusion that the
Bible reveals the truth about GOD.

In my efforts to become acquainted with GOD I encountered a major hurdle. That
is - the man JESUS (known as the CHRIST) seems to claim to be GOD. In
struggling with whether to believe that or not I read from the
Bible and Evidence
That Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell as well as other works. I talked to
people who seemed to claim to be Christians and joined in a Christian fellowship. I
thought and prayed and finally came to the conclusion that it was true. I invite you
to investigate JESUS for yourself.

In order to develop an intimate love relationship with GOD I think it is important to
study the
Bible, pray, and to have fellowship with believers (“Not forsaking the
assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one
another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching
.” Hebrews 10:25
(King James Version)) among other things. I think that a love relationship with GOD
is the path to peace such that even when joy is presently absent GOD can give us
confidence that joy will be there in the end.

"For GOD so loved the world, that HE gave HIS only begotten SON, that
whosoever believeth in HIM should not perish, but have everlasting life
."  John 3:
16 (King James Version)

"
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the LORD JESUS, and shalt believe in
thine heart that GOD hath raised HIM from the dead, thou shalt be saved
."
Romans 10:9-11 (King James Version)

And this is life eternal, that they might know THEE the only true GOD, and
JESUS CHRIST, whom THOU hast sent
.” John 17:3 (King James Version)

He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth ME: and
he that loveth ME shall be loved of my FATHER, and I will love him, and will
manifest (cf. reveal) MYSELF to him
.” John 14:21 (King James Version)

"
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of
GOD: Not of works, lest any man should boast.  For we are his workmanship,
created in CHRIST JESUS unto good works, that GOD hath before ordained that
we should walk in them
."  Ephesians 2:8-10, (King James Version)

"
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  If
we confess our sins, HE is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse
us from all unrighteousness
."  John 1:8-9 (King James Version)
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