We sin AKA do things that aren't right. Sin keeps us out of heaven and separated from God. Jesus came to earth, lived a sinless life and died on the cross to pay for our sins so that if we believe in Him we can go to heaven and spend eternity with Him when we die.
The Bible says: "...because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved." (Romans 10:9-10)
If you want a relationship with Jesus you can pray and tell Him that:
1. You know you've done things that aren't right (Sin).
2. You believe that He came and died on the cross to pay for your sin.
3. Ask Him to forgive you, cleanse you, and give you eternal life with Him.
He will! "...he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)
in the respect that I matter to God. And so do you!
The Bible says:
He created us: "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you" (Jeremiah 1:5)
He loves us: "You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:6-8)
He came to save us: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." John 3:16-17
He wants us to spend eternity with Him: “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life." (John 5:24)
He wants the best for us: "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11)