Herein lies the most foundational truth behind continual growth in anyone’s relationship to God. All relationships between two entities are based upon the relation between those two entities. As God’s children, our relation to him was produced by the Cross of Christ, where every debt of our sins was paid in full. Therefore, our connection to God is NOT dependent upon our maintenance of that connection, but instead on Jesus Christ’s finished work in dying for our sins. To establish or strengthen your relationship with God one MUST accept the unalterable truth that we have been reconciled (reconnected) to God by the death of Jesus Christ.