Know God More

Know God More

As I was reading my Bible today, I was reminded of how good God is to us. He loves us so much and He wants to do good things in our lives. All throughout the Word of God, you can see His heart towards man. Not only did He send His only son into the world to save us, but also wants you to live a fruitful and prosperous life while you are here.  

I think we all need to get to know God better, you can do that by reading His Word and through prayer. Many times people struggle reading the Bible or have a hard time praying because they think it’s some kind of spiritual exercise to win God’s favor. The truth of the matter is, you already have His favor and don’t need to try to earn it.  

We sometimes sit and read a passage from the Bible and can’t see how it applies to our lives or we don’t understand it. When it comes time to pray, you can feel uncertain how to do it or wonder if God is even listening. You can’t respond to God by trying to be religious. You can’t approach Bible reading and prayer as something you have to do to be spiritual, but rather it is something that will strengthen your connection and relationship with God. You should come to God out of the love in your heart, knowing that He loves you. 

When we pray, we don’t have to talk God into helping us, prayer is not used to try to convince God to do something for us.  Prayer is talking to God about your life, it’s getting to know God and not just getting something from Him.  

God wants to answer your prayers, He wants to talk to you and He wants to know about your life. 
 
Matt 7:7-11 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! NKJV
 
Don’t practice prayer that doesn’t work. Stop begging God to do things, stop trying to convince Him to help you. Come to understand that He wants to help you and it was His idea in the first place.  Your asking gives Him permission to move in your life
 
1 John 5:14-15Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. NKJV
 

We are supposed to pray according to His will.  His will is His Word.  Go to the Bible and see what God has to say about you. Read through the New Testament letters to the churches, discover God’s Will for you.  He hasn’t changed, we still are the church.  Begin to pray according to what you read, God will respond and He will answer you.  Our job is to pray, get to know Him, and fill our hearts with His Word.  

What are you asking God for in your life? Do you know if it is His will for your life, does it line up with scripture? You can go to the Bible and read it. Give God an opportunity to show Himself faithful in your life.  Do your part by seeking Him, asking in prayer and developing a good, solid relationship with Him.  
 

Prayer

Heavenly Father, I thank you that you love me. I thank you that I can come to you with my needs and you listen. I ask you that you would open the eyes of my understanding that I may be enlightened, that I may know you more and more. Help me know your character and experience your love in my life.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 


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