Don’t let this statement shock you: everyone has a relationship with God. The problem is, not everyone has a “right relationship” with God.
Everyone has a relationship with God in the sense that He is the creator and they are His creation. However, sin has caused that relationship to be broken until it can be fixed.
The only solution for your broken relationship with God is to be redeemed back to God through a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. First Corinthians 5:19 says, “For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of one man the many will be made righteous.”
Jesus is the only one who can make it possible for sinners to be rightly related to God again!
Step one in being and building disciples is being rightly related to God. If a person is not living in a right relationship with God nothing else matters!
When a person is rightly related to God it can change every other relationship in life. A right relationship with God can change how you relate to you. A right relationship with God can change the way you relate to family members. A right relationship with God can change your relationships with members of your spiritual family. A right relationship with God can change how you relate to your human family. In summary, being rightly related to God changes how you relate to the entire world! This is why Jesus said, “Go make disciples of all nations!”
Helping people become rightly related to the God who created them is the answer to all of the world’s problems. This is why the first and foremost priority of being and building disciples is helping people “be rightly related to God”.
God wants us to be something before he ever expects us to do something! Being rightly related to him is where disciple making begins.
Has your broken relationship with God been fixed by Christ?