Get to know God Better
Hello Readers! Good Day..😊
For today's article it is still in relation to my last article which is "Understand the Nature of God".
Here's the link if you want to read it as well: https://read.cash/@GKeep18/understand-the-nature-of-god-38347dea
Does God seem distant? Is He detached from you? Maybe that's because you are waiting for God to come you. If so, then you've got things backwards.
God has given us His Word, His Son, and His Spirit. That is more than we will ever need in order to understand God (and certainly more than we can absorb in a lifetime). But the next step belongs to each of us. It's up to us to read God's Word, to believe in His son, and to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
You see, God is a perfect gentleman. He never forces Himself on anyone. He anxiously desires a deep and meaningful personal relationship with you, but He won't force the issue. It must be voluntary on your part. So, if you want to get to know God better, you must approach Him. When Jesus taught about this principle, He presented the relationship and an invitation:
Look! Here I stand a the door and knock. If you hear me calling and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal as friends. (REVELATION 3:20 NLT)
God make Himself available, but you must respond to His invitation. Take Him at His Word. Go to Him. Open the door of your heart to Him.
You don't have to move to a monster to know God better. You don't have to learn ancient Hebrew or memorize the names of the twelve disciples in alphabetical order. All it takes is your time and attention-reading His Word and talking to Him. Start with a few minutes each day, and grow from there. You don't have to call to schedule an appointment. He has already extended the invitation, and He's waiting for you to respond.
📝 LIFE'S LESSON:
There is a direct relationship between the desire to know God and the struggle that follows.
Never be ashamed of your faith.
Feeling good about God does not bring you closer to Him.
God's anger lasts only for a moment, but His favor lasts for a lifetime.
Seek to know God and faith will follow.
Knowing God takes tremendous effort, but the reward is great.
Have passion for God and compassion for people.
The highest learning is to know God and, from that knowledge, to love Him.
You are responsible for the depth of your spiritual understanding. God is responsible for the breadth of your ministry.
To love God is to obey God.
Rather than worry about what you don't know about God, concentrate on what you know.
Love God, not godliness.
Discover what pleases God, and then make them habits.
Exposing yourself to God's truth is risky, but it's a risk worth taking.