That is NOT what ChristianCycling is about. Many people perceive religion as following a set of rules, trying to be good to gain favor with “god” while often failing and revealing their own hypocrisy in the process as they judge themselves more “righteous” than others.
Jesus had some pretty strong words for these people, especially the religious leaders of his time who practiced this type of “religion”...
God knows that this type of religion not only appeals to our pride, but ultimately always leads to failure and disappointment because we can never be good enough. So in His love for us, He provided a solution in the form of a sacrificial gift that cannot be earned and the offer of a personal relationship that was initiated by God Himself.
Maybe you already believe in God, or maybe you don’t, perhaps because you cannot see, hear or experience Him. But don’t you believe in other people you have never seen, heard or experienced? Eddy Merckx is a well documented famous cyclist you likely have never met or seen in person, yet the reality of his existence is not in question. Even though there is far more documentation and evidence for the existence of God, believing that He exists still does not mean that you have a personal relationship with Him anymore than knowing Greg Lemond means that he might be knocking at your door at dinner time. And yet, listen to what God says about wanting to have a personal relationship with you…
Then how exactly do I “open the door” to this friendship relationship that God is offering me? That “door” that separates you and me from the personal relationship that God wants to have with us is our sin. Here are four “keys” to unlock and open that “door”.
1)Admit that you are a sinner, just like the rest of us:
2) Repent, which simply means a sincere desire to turn your heart away from sin and towards a relationship with God that produces the fruits of new behavior.
3) Believe, not just that God exists, but that He loves you personally and sent His Son, Jesus Christ to die for your sins and then raised Him from the dead so that you and I could be saved.
4) Invite God to come into your life and trust Him to take control of all your issues because He has good plans for your future.
For more information and some great videos, please click here and begin to enjoy the love, joy and peace of a personal relationship with God. If you have just “unlocked” and opened that “door” to a new personal relationship with God, or if you have any questions, we would love to hear from you. Just click here to send us a message and start a relationship with ChristianCycling.