He doesn’t say “if you want a relationship with Me, go to church first.”
He doesn’t say “if you want a relationship with Me, stop the porn first.”
He doesn’t say “if you want a relationship with Me, break up the affair first.”
He doesn’t say “if you want a relationship with Me, stop gossiping first.”

God sees us as-is, accepts us as-is, loves us as-is, saves us as-is, yet by His grace, never leaves us as-is.

– Bryan Loritts (with a nod to Tim Keller)