How can I have a relationship with God?
God desires for you to be His friend and for you to walk with Him. He has gone ahead of you not just to prepare a place (John 14:1-3) but to prepare a way, and that way is Jesus Christ (John 14:6). If you will come to Christ through faithful obedience to His commands, He will be your friend and you will be His (John 15:14). If you come to Him, He will come running towards you as the father ran towards the prodigal and receive you with open arms. He will step behind you and unload from you every burden of sin and with His omnipotent hand cast them away “as far as the east is from the west” (Psalm 103:12). He will stand beside you and inside you in total fellowship.
To have a relationship with God, those outside of Christ must put on Christ, a process that begins in hearing (Romans 10:17), believing in Christ as the son of God (John 8:24), repenting of sins (Luke 13:3, 5), confessing His name (Matthew 10:32, 33) and ultimately being baptized into Him (Galatians 3:27). To maintain that beautiful relationship you must continue steadfastly in His truth and allow it to sanctify you from the rest of humanity (John 17:17). As you commit sins, you must confess them to Deity, Who is ready and willing to cleanse them as He did when you were baptized (1 John 1:7-10). How beautiful it is to walk with God!
It is my prayer that you will begin your walk with Him today, or that you will take steps to renew your relationship with Him today. While today Deity walks with man and will forever walk with the faithful, an unfaithful walk will lead us on a different path where He and His love cannot go (Matthew 7:13-14). Walk with God today!