A Personal Relationship with Jesus

Jesus Christ not only wants to be our Savior,, but he also wants us to be His friend:

No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. (John 15:15)

This truth is expressed in His poignant desire for an intimate relationship with us:

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. (Revelation 3:20)

Just open your heart to Him and He will take care of the rest

In Jesus’ last prayer to Father God, He said He wants to be one with us:

I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word… And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me. (John 17:20, 22-23)

Elsewhere, Jesus says that He wants us to abide in Him:

Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. (John 15:4)

Prior to Jesus, we were separated from Father God:

But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear. (Isaiah 59:2)

Because Jesus sacrificed Himself for us, paid the penalty for our sins, we can be also be reconciled to Father God:

Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ. (2Corinthians 5:18)

Because of Jesus, we can now call out to the Father and He will hear us:

Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him. (John 9:31)

But even more than that, we can now draw near to Him:

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. (James 4:8)

We can draw near to the Father and affectionately cry out, Abba Father, as children of God:

Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. (Galatians 4:3-7)

This is what True Christianity is all about.