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My early and immature belief of a God who existed just to meet my needs has grown into an authentic relationship with my Creator. I have found the power and freedom to live, compete, and reset, with the knowledge that my salvation has already been paid for. According to John 3:16, my successes and failures in this life pale in comparison to the gift of salvation that I choose to accept. 

My relationship with God is a two-way street. To keep things real, the Bible not only encourages my relationship with God but keeps me accountable. Galatians 6:14 has become one of the principal Scriptures I use in life. I believe that the success I've experienced is a result of God's grace in my life, and I credit the sacrifice Jesus made for me on the cross.

As part of a growing relationship with God, I want to encourage others to experience the same freedom I feel from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and to use the Bible as a resource to improve and develop your life. Matthew 28:18-20 reminds me of that responsibility and assures me that God will never leave me alone.