Step one in the Salvation process comes as we acknowledge that God is our Creator and that He, rightfully as our Maker, has a claim our lives. As we acknowledge this we are confronted with the reality that we have all turned our backs on God and are guilty of failing to live, as he would want us to.
Once, we have acknowledged that we are out of relationship with God, we need to accept that there is only one way back to God and that is through accepting that Jesus Christ, his son, is our Lord and Savior. There is nothing that any human being can do to restore our broken relationship with God. No one can earn there way back to God and it’s not simply a matter of seeking to live a good life.
The Bible tells us that God sent his only Son to earth over 2000 years ago to make a restored relationship with him a possibility. Jesus came to earth to provide the only way back to God, by dying on the Cross. Through his innocent death he took on the punishment we deserved for turning our backs on God. Through Jesus, salvation and a relationship with God is a reality today!
With this relationship with God made possible through Jesus, what we need to do is surrender our lives to Jesus. That means thanking Jesus for what he has done for you and committing yourself to following him. It means giving over control of your life to him and seeking to live your life in a way that is pleasing to him. Jesus promises the Holy Spirit to those who surrender their lives to him. The Spirit comes to comfort, guide and empower us for living.
Thank you for taking the time to read this brief introduction to the Christian faith. It is likely that you still may have some questions about what it means to follow Jesus and re-connect with God. Such questions are very understandable, so let me encourage you to seek out the answers you are looking for.