Straight From The Heart
Knowing and learning more about God is what motivates many people to continue living faithful and righteous lives. When you have found God in your life, it becomes very obvious: you become filled with his holy spirit, touched by his presence and healed by his purity. And the younger that you are when you discover him, the more years that you have to start building a relationship with him. Parents, start teaching your children about God while they are still young! It feels good to be close to God.
Knowing God is not about empty prayers or praying a handful of times a day to fulfill a quota. In the bible it states, “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. Truly I tell you, they already have their full reward.”
Instead, God teaches us to pray in private, “But when you pray, go into your inner room, shut your door, and pray to your father, who is unseen. And your father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” You don’t have to show or even tell others about your prayers. Humility is a much more valuable trait in God’s eyes than the public display of religiosity.
God is very humble and wants to teach us his ways through his written word in the bible. But once you are given the holy spirit, you also begin to learn through God via signs and different interpretations of life events. If you maintain your eyes and ears wide open, these signs become apparent without much difficulty.
But one problem among many people is that they constantly seek signs of wisdom. God does not throw around signs at mens’ commands and desires. These subtle signs occur when you least expect them, but when they do, you will notice them. They may present to you as a different understanding or an alternative way of viewing a specific event in your life.
You then begin to connect these signs to God himself, because it makes you appreciate the clarity of the events, in which you previously never appreciated. By no doubt, the biggest sign that God gave to humanity was life itself: he gave us a chance to experience creation.
But the second biggest sign that God provided for humanity was the sacrifice of his Son Jesus Christ on the cross. Jesus knew before the beginning of time that he would be sent to Earth as God in the flesh, to free man from his sins. Because God is all loving, he did not erase history and start his creation from scratch.
God does not take the stance of a dictator; otherwise, he would force himself upon us and make us love him. Instead, God gives us free will to do as we wish. But doing as we wish does not mean that we are living in accordance to God. By reading the bible and receiving the holy spirit, you will also receive a better understanding of how God wants us to live.
You do not have to start attending church to read the bible, even though that always remains an option! Start reading the bible today in the privacy of your room, in the same manner that God asks you to pray. Humble yourself and share your heart with God; allow him to replace your human ego with his holy spirit!
This message is straight from the heart.
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