I HEAR SO MANY PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THIS RELIGION AND THAT RELIGION; YOU GOTTA DO THIS AND YOU GOTTA DO THAT; WE BELIEVE THIS OR WE BELIEVE THAT. I THANK GOD THAT I KNOW HIM AND I DO HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM. IT’S NOT BASED ON MAN MADE LAWS OR SOME CHECKLIST OF THINGS I MUST DO. IT IS REAL AND HE IS NOT JUST MY FATHER, MY FRIEND, MY COUNSELOR, BUT HE IS MY SAVIOR, LORD ABOVE ALL. I CAN GO TO HIM MYSELF I DON’T HAVE TO GO THROUGH ANYONE ELSE; JUST ME AND HIM. I CAN GO TO HIM ABOUT ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD THAT IS ON MY HEART AND WHY WOULD I NOT?! HE ALREADY KNOWS WHAT’S ON MY MIND AND IN MY HEART. HE EVEN KNOWS HOW MANY HAIRS ARE ON MY HEAD!! SOMETIMES IT’S JUST HARD TO WRAP YOUR MIND AROUND ALL THAT AND I BELIEVE THAT IS WHY SOME PEOPLE JUST MISS OUT ON GOD AND HIS AMAZING GRACE. GRACE IS ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS I HAD TO LEARN, BUT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIFT I HAVE RECEIVED THAT KEEPS ON GIVING! NO MATTER WHAT I DO HIS GRACE ENOUGH FOR ME! I AM WEAK, BUT HE IS STRONG!
“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. “ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why for Christ’s sake, I delight in weakness, insults, in hardships, in persecutions in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. “- 2 Corinthians 12:8-10
YOU SEE THAT LAST VERSE? “For when I am weak, then I am strong”? THAT TO ME IS THE BEAUTY OF OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST. IN OUR WEAKNESS HE IS THERE TO MAKE US STRONG, TO PICK US UP WHEN WE FALL DOWN. HE IS FAITHFUL AND HIS WORDS ARE TRUE. I'VE ALWAYS TALKED TO GOD AS FAR BACK AS I CAN REMEMBER. THERE IS NEVER A TIME IN MY LIFE I DO NOT REMEMBER TALKING TO GOD. I STILL TALK TO HIM CONTINUALLY ALL THROUGHOUT THE DAY, NONSTOP SOME DAYS. BUT ISN'T THAT WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR? I THINK SOME PEOPLE DO NOT UNDERSTAND IT IS THAT SIMPLE.WHEN YOU HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD YOU WILL SEE THAT IT IS INDEED ABOUT YOU AND HIM. I TALK TO HIM, BUT HE TALKS TO ME TOO. SAY WHAT?!?! GOD TALKS BACK TO YOU?!
YES, MY FRIEND GOD TALKS BACK TO YOU! HE HAS GIVEN YOU ALL THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THAT MOST PRECIOUS BOOK CALLED, THE BIBLE! THE MORE YOU READ IT, PRAY OVER IT, ASK GOD TO SPEAK TO YOU, HELP YOU UNDERSTAND IT THE MORE ALIVE HIS WORD WILL BECOME TO YOU! YOU WILL SEE IT IS SIMPLY ABOUT YOU AND HIM! BELIEVE ME THERE WAS A TIME I PICKED MY BIBLE UP AND COULDN'T PRONOUNCE HALF THE WORDS ON THE PAGE MUCH LESS UNDERSTAND THEM AND THOUGHT I JUST DON'T GET IT! BUT DON'T GIVE UP MY FRIEND YOU WILL GET IT! GET IN A BIBLE TEACHING/PREACHING CHURCH, SMALL GROUPS, SUNDAY SCHOOL, YOU WILL SEE IT IS SIMPLE YET LIFE CHANGING AND WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH THIS THING CALLED LIFE!
“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. "Jeremiah 33:3
“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path."- Psalm 119:105
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”- 2 Timothy 3:16-17
IT’S NOT ABOUT THIS CHURCH, THAT PREACHER, THIS RELIGION, THAT CHECKLIST, OR A LIST OF MAN MADE LAWS; IT IS SIMPLY ABOUT YOU AND HIM AND WHAT HE DID ON THE CROSS FOR YOU. AT THE CROSS IS WHERE HE SHOWED HIS LOVE FOR YOU AND HIS DESIRE FOR AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU. WHEN YOU SURRENDER YOUR LIFE TO HIM EVERYTHING ELSE FALLS INTO PLACE. THE MORE WE REALIZE HIS LOVE FOR US THE MORE WE WILL LOVE HIM. YOU WILL WANT TO KNOW HIM, YOU WILL WANT TO READ YOUR BIBLE, YOU WILL WANT TO PRAY AND WORSHIP HIM AND HE WILL REVEAL HIMSELF TO YOU MORE AND MORE. HE WORKS ON US ALL AND THROUGH US ALL DIFFERENTLY, SO DO NOT COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS! IT IS ABOUT YOU AND HIM!!
“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”- Romans 5:8
“ We love because he first loved us.”- John 4:19
“And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.”- Matthew 10:38