EXPERIENCE GOD PERSONALLY FOR YOURSELF
The God of the Bible is real. He is so very real! And if you want to experience Him personally, for yourself, you have come to the right site. But you have to be serious about it, you can’t play games. Believe me, I know.
The only requirement is a sincere heart. With a sincere heart He will reveal Himself to you. I promise. But don’t take my word, take His Word. He promises …if you seek Me I will be found by you…(Jer. 29:13) and trust me, He keeps His Word!
My goal is to save you a lot of time & trouble from what I've already went through and to help boost you by leaps & bounds into a real relationship with the living God. That's what you were created for and that's what He is longing for. All you have to do is "read & pray!" That's all you have to do. It's that simple.
I grabbed the Bible. I didn’t understand the Bible and I didn’t know how to pray. I just started saturating myself with anything that had to do with Him.
I had various books about God written by various authors and any book that did not line up with the Bible I threw in the trash. I went to church mainly just to ask the preacher every kind of question I could think of and if what he said didn’t line up with the Bible I disregarded it too.
I would watch Trinity (a Christian TV station) and other Christian ministries to learn more and more. I would go to sleep listening to the Bible on cassette tapes. I prayed constantly. I learned that when you pray you just talk to God like you would anyone else.
At first it seemed like a joke, like I was wasting my time. I would get mad at Him because He wouldn’t answer my prayers or reveal Himself. There were times I’d be afraid of Him wondering, “what if He strikes me dead?”
thoughts like is He really there, does He really care, is He even listening?
I came across this scripture: “If you draw near to Me I WILL draw near to you” (James 4:8). This scripture and the one mentioned above were the two main scriptures I would always bring to His attention when I talked to Him (prayed).
I would find scriptures about filthy communication coming out of your mouth and I would say, “OK, I agree with Your Word, but You’re going to have to help me because I’ve been talking with a filthy mouth for years.” The same with lying. He says in His Word that He hates lying.
There were times I would be having a conversation with someone. I would catch myself cussing and lying. But when I was alone again I would get back on my knees and tell God I was sorry. I would ask Him to forgive me and to help me.
I was willing to do whatever it took to get Him to reveal Himself to me even when I came across this scripture: “Love your enemies and pray for those who spitefully use you.” I thought to myself and even said, “This is a hard one but I will do it.”
...not just read it, (Practicing God’s Word will draw Him nearer to you faster than anything I know, besides having a sincere heart).
I got on my knees and started praying for all the people I hated. It’s a lot easier said than done but I even went one step further, I asked God to bless them.
These same steps that you just took from the top of this page to where you’re at now, are the same steps I took that led me to His heart.
As I mentioned above just saturate yourself with Him. It basically boils down to this.
He keeps His Word. He is faithful to His Word. He reveals Himself through the Word. I cannot over stipulate this: Get into His Word & get His Word into you! The Spirit of God takes the Word of God and makes a child of God!!
“He who has My commandments (My Word) and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father and I will love him and MANIFEST Myself to him” (John 14:21).
Anything that displeases Him is sin and anyone who practices these things is a sinner. If you put His Word into practice, if you become a doer, if you act upon it instead of just read it, you will please Him in thought, word and deed.
This will not happen overnight. As you know, you did not become a full grown human overnight and you did not go to school your first week and graduate the next. But…
…you can speed up the process and this is what I highly recommend.
(1). Get your hands on at least three translations of the Bible, preferably the New King James, the New International, the Amplified (not magnified) and maybe an English version. Start reading JOHN in the New testament. Then start reading what the Bible calls, “the epistles.” Letters of Paul or letters to the Church. They are actually letters from your Father to you.
(2). Start watching DayStar and/or TBN ministries. Both are Christian TV stations. Or get hooked up to a private Christian satellite like SkyAngel, but mainly watch the teaching programs.
(3). Pick up a couple of good books from your local Bible book store. Two that I would suggest: (a). Knowing God by J.I. Packer (b). What The Bible Is All About by Henrietta C. Mears
(4). Get yourself a CD player & the Bible on CD (with or without headphones) and listen to it as you go to sleep (faith comes by hearing the Word) and also, as a benefit, any nightmares will flee from you!
(5). An MP3 player (with the Bible downloaded) is good for walking the dog, doing the dishes, etc; especially wearing at work for 8hrs. if you’re employer allows them.
(6). Strategically place your favorite scriptures (maybe in picture frames) throughout your house. Yes, even in your bathroom! Also, take advantage of your refrigerator magnets. Don’t forget your sun visor after you program some Christian radio stations and put some teaching CDs in your glove box. If you have a school, gym or work locker the inside door is a good place to place God’s Word!
(7). Last and definitely NOT least pray, pray, pray! Talk to Him constantly, talk to Him while your driving. You don’t have to get on your knees every time you pray. Oh yeah and one bit of advise, pray mostly in the mornings than at night. You need Gods presence more during the day than you do right before you go to sleep, don’t you agree? So…
…become a doer of the Word, He WILL reveal Himself to you! He will, I'm so serious!
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