#2 – What God Did
Here’s one of the most remarkable aspects of your relationship with God.
You are not in this relationship alone.
This is not one-way communication. It’s not merely you worshiping God. He is also very involved.
God pursued you!
I remember the first few days after asking Jesus Christ into my life. I had so many questions:
- What is he like? What does he care about?
- What does God think about our lives here?
- How does he view us? Or me?!
Here’s the surprising thing. In the Bible, he answers those kinds of questions! And more!
Now that you have a relationship with God, you will find him speaking individually to you as you read the Bible. He reveals himself through it. He will speak directly to your heart.
Don’t ask me how he does it. He just does.
Do you have a Bible? If not, you can get one at any neighborhood Christian bookstore, or on Amazon.com.
When you go to buy a Bible, you’ll find various translations. The King James Version uses “thee” and “thou” which is a tad slow to read (unless you’re someone who speeds through Shakespeare).
If you need to buy a Bible, I’d recommend any of these:
- New Living Translation (NLT)
- English Standard Version (ESV)
- New International Version (NIV)
Also, you can read the Bible online at http://www.BibleGateway.com.
Ok, let’s move ahead to how to read the Bible. There’s really nothing tricky about it.
Let’s say you read this statement that’s in the Bible:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son…”
And I asked you: “How does God feel about people in the world?” I really wouldn’t want you to get creative. Or imagine how God might feel or should feel.
When you read the Bible, simply look at what it says. “For God so loved the world…” That tells you how God feels about people in the world: He loves us.
Ok, here’s a Bible study I think you’ll enjoy. It shows how God is in this relationship with you!
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.
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