To know God we must die to self, take up our cross and follow Jesus. Our old way of living is put to death. Through repentance our sins are washed away in Jesus’s blood. When we deny ourselves and come to Christ we are given a new life. Through the Lord’s grace we are saved through faith. His mercy is free for all that live their lives for Him. We aren’t perfect but are made righteous through Him. Become one with Jesus through prayer and His love will be made manifest in your lives.
Matthew 16:24,25 (NKJV)
24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.