Friday, October 16, 2020

Experience God

The Bible was not written simply to give you academic information about God. It was written that you may experience God today in a personal way. It's a father-child relationship. The Bible is your guide to experience God. The Bible is like a menu in a restaurant. "Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good" (Psalm 34:8).

Experience God through prayer. The Bible teaches you how to pray. It's important to understand that prayer is a personal conversation with God. It's more than speaking words from memory. Opening your heart to God is true prayer. Prayer is not a monologue. It's a dialogue with God. Talk and listen with your heart.

Experience God through worship. Understand that worship is your personal response to God's love and goodness. Worship God daily with your songs of praise and prayers of thanksgiving. Surrender your body, will, and emotions to God through worship.

Experience God with others in public worship, family prayer, and small groups. Hearing testimonies of how others have experienced God is helpful. Be encouraged in your faith. Trust God to work in your life that you may experience Him daily. Know that God is working in you for your good and His glory, "for it is God who works in you, both to will and to do for His good pleasure" (Philippians 2:13).