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Beginning a Relationship with God

By Dr. David Clarke, Ph.D
To spiritually bond and share God as a couple, both spouses must have a personal relatonship with God through Jesus Christ.
The Big Idea
     To put God at the center of your relationship, you both must have a personal relationship with Him through His son,
Jesus Christ. 
 
The Teaching
     To spiritually bond and share God as a couple, both spouses must be spiritually alive.  You are only spiritually alive
when you believe two things about Jesus Christ:  1. Jesus died on the cross for your sins(all the things you've done
wrong and ever will do wrong), and 2. Jesus literally rose from the dead, proving He is God and has the power to forgive
you for your sins. 
     If you are ready to begin a relationship with God, pray this simple prayer: 
     God, I'm a sinner.  I've made mistakes and sinned.  I know that my sin separates me from you.  I can't reach you on
my own.  Thank you for sending Jesus as the only way for me to get to know you.  I believe that Jesus died  on the 
cross for my sins, and I accept him as my Savior.  I believe that Jesus rose from the dead, proving he is God and has
the power to forgive my sins.  I'm tired of living my life my way.  I now give my life to you, God.  Amen.
     If your spouse is not a Christian yet, I still urge you to start a spiritual bonding process.  Along the way, the non-
Christian spouse can come to know God through Jesus Christ. 
 
The Action Plan
1. Are both of you spiritually alive?  If yes, talk about when you began your relationship with God.  Who told you how to
begin this relationship?
2. If one or both of you are not spiritually alive yet, what is in the way of beginning this relationship with God?  Be honest
about the obstacles.  What is keeping you from beginning this relationship?
3. If you don't have a personal relationship with God yet, agree to read two excellent books:  More Than a Carpenter by
Josh McDowell and How Good is Good Enough by Andy Stanley.  In fact, I recommend both of you read these books.
4. After reading both books, discuss them as a couple.  What is still keeping you from beginning a relationship with
God?  If you're ready now to begin this relationship, pray the prayer in this Blog.
 
This Blog is based on my book, Kiss Me Like You Mean It
    

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