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6 Ways to Have a Great Relationship with Jesus

Welcome to God's family! You have made the most important decision of your life, choosing to follow Jesus. We’d like to take a little time to let you know how you can make this relationship with Jesus the best it can be.
 
If you really think about it, relationships really make our lives what they are. Even if you lose all your stuff, you’ve still got your relationships.
 
The most exciting news in the world is that the same God that made the universe, that made us, wants to have a personal, love-relationship with us! In fact, we were made for that relationship. If you just began your relationship with Jesus, here are some ways to grow your relationship with Him even stronger.

Talk to God

He wants to hear from you

That's what makes any relationship work, right? You have to talk with somebody to have any kind of relationship with them. The same is true with Jesus. Many people call this talking to Jesus "prayer".

That's what makes any relationship work, right? You have to talk with somebody to have any kind of relationship with them. The same is true with Jesus. Many people call this talking to Jesus "prayer".

Just think - the same God that made the universe wants to hear from you! You don't have to go to a priest for Jesus to hear you. There are no special words you have to say for Him to listen. There's no special time to pray. He wants to hear from you anytime!

You might ask, "What would I say when I talk to Jesus?" First of all, there's nothing too small to talk to Him about. He cares about the little stuff, AND the big stuff of your life.

The Bible says "Let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most." In other words, now that you belong to Jesus, you've got every right to ask Him for His help in any situation.

Read the Word

Discover what Jesus has written to you

Another great way to build your relationship with God is to read what Jesus has written to you. If you're going to have a great relationship with Jesus, you need to plan each new day to read something of what God wrote to you in the Bible.

Another great way to build your relationship with God is to read what Jesus has written to you. If you're going to have a great relationship with Jesus, you need to plan each new day to read something of what God wrote to you in the Bible.

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The Bible is the only book authored by Jesus. Besides being the best-selling book on the planet year after year, the Bible has helped more people than any book ever written. Up to this point maybe you've thought God's Book was some boring list of religious rules and stories about people with weird names. Don't believe it! Check it out for yourself and see the life-changing power that's in God's heart expressed to us. The more you do, the more you'll feel God's love, and see positive changes in your life.

Be with His friends

Spend time with others that love Jesus

Another way to have a great relationship with Jesus is being with His friends. One of the best places to find these people is in a Christian church that believes in and teaches the Bible regularly.

Another way to have a great relationship with Jesus is being with His friends. One of the best places to find these people is in a Christian church that believes in and teaches the Bible regularly.

When you begin a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, you become part of a much bigger family... His family. In God's Book, the Bible, He says "I will be a Father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters."

The Bible says God's church is a group of people who come together, to study the Bible together, and to learn to love Jesus more and more. A real church is a place where they talk about how to begin that relationship with Jesus and how to grow in it.

Do what pleases God

Do what makes Him happy

One way to know Jesus has changed your heart is that you will want to please God and to obey Him as best you know how. You'll want to do what makes Jesus happy, and stop doing what makes Him sad.

One way to know Jesus has changed your heart is that you will want to please God and to obey Him as best you know how. You'll want to do what makes Jesus happy, and stop doing what makes Him sad.

When you began this relationship with Jesus, it's probably because you wanted your life to change. Good news: with the power of Jesus in you, you can change... and have a life that pleases Him, helps you and helps others.

Here's what Jesus said about a relationship with Him: "If anyone loves me, he will obey My teaching." In other words, Jesus says "If you love Me, You'll do what I say. You'll hand over the "steering wheel" of your life to Me".

When you do what He says, you're showing you love Him and you are on the fast track to an awesome relationship with God.

Talk about God

Share the hope you've found with other people

Another important step in growing your Jesus relationship is talking about Him with other people. Can you imagine having a great friend and never telling anyone about them? You love to talk about somebody you love.

Another important step in growing your Jesus relationship is talking about Him with other people. Can you imagine having a great friend and never telling anyone about them? You love to talk about somebody you love.

You don't have to wait until you're a Bible expert to talk about your relationship with Jesus to others. You can share what you know - your own story of what Jesus has done for you.

The reason you now belong to Him is because somewhere along the way somebody told you about Him! Jesus said to His followers "You will be My witnesses." In other words, you tell what you've seen and heard. What Jesus is saying is, "You’re going to be the ones who are going to tell people about Me, what you've seen about Me, what you've heard about Me, what you've come to discover about Me".

What an awesome gift you give to someone when you give them an opportunity to trust Jesus: What an awesome truth that, when they do, they'll be in Heaven with you forever.

Stay Strong

Don't give up when things get tough

One final idea in growing your relationship with Jesus is to stay strong when following Him gets difficult. Being a follower of Jesus is not always easy. There will be times when friends or family will make you want to give up.

One final idea in growing your relationship with Jesus is to stay strong when following Him gets difficult. Being a follower of Jesus is not always easy. There will be times when friends or family will make you want to give up.

When you become a child of God, you also become an enemy of the devil, and the last thing he wants is for you to live for Jesus. The great news is, when you choose to become a child of God through Jesus, His Spirit lives in you and will give you the strength to carry on when you ask Him for it.