Have you ever wondered why you carry the deep-seated longing to be known, loved, and accepted? Have you ever felt the need to belong? All of us have. It’s what makes us human. God knows these emotions because they originated in Him. He wants to share life with you.
God’s desire for a relationship is the basic, underlying meaning of life. We were made to know Him and be known by Him. God loves you. He created you uniquely, and there is no one else like you. You’re no accident. Sin, shame, and guilt block our way to Him and keep us from feeling His nearness. Pride and jealousy, our original sins, are the enemies of God’s love. What we passively allowed into our world aggressively took over, keeping us from knowing God’s heart. Like sheep without a shepherd, we lost our way, forgetting our purpose.
This is the reason that God sent his Son Jesus to earth. To restore a relationship that was lost. Jesus is called the “Great Shephard”, and now we can follow him, having a personal relationship with God once again. To understand how to begin a relationship with Jesus, think on these four words.