About 8 months ago..
...as I was battling fears that had accumulated throughout my life, I honestly felt hopeless. For me it was very hard to make decisions that would take me in new directions.
I accepted Jesus as my Savior when I was 8 years old and tried my best to live right, before God.
No one's perfect and I had made plenty of mistakes, but I loved God with all my heart.
And the truth is life is hard anyway you look at it. I wanted God to help me remove the fears and doubts and set me on solid ground once again.
So, one day, 8 months ago....
God spoke to me.
I understood the simple fact that if you want to know someone you have to spend time with them. And on this occasion God was asking me to share time with Him, everyday. He wanted me to get to know Him.
He laid it on my heart to read, Deuteronomy 17: 18-20. In these verses the king was to be a man of God's Word. He was to (1) make for himself a copy of the law, (2) keep it with him all the time, (3) read from it every day, and (4) obey it completely. Through this process he would learn respect for God, keep himself from feeling more important than others, and avoid neglecting God in times of prosperity. We can't know what God wants except through His Word, and His Word won't affect our lives unless we read and think about it regularly.
And so I decided to read the Bible from cover to cover, in the order God placed it. Every morning I had my schedule but the 1st thing I would do, no matter what, was to read God's Word for an hour.
I finished the Bible just two weeks ago. Wow, it was awesome. I read from the Amplified version and loved it. But I learned something very important.....
God is not the angry, judgmental, ready to destroy a sinner, Father. In fact God is so amazing! God is quick to forget our mistakes, even the worst of them and give us a totally new direction.
God wants us to understand that His plan for our lives is actually fantastic! He is just waiting for us to say, "Let's Go!"
Getting To Know God!
Yes, I learned so much. Today I am reading it again and already in Exodus. It's true that each time you read the Bible, something new pops out. Yes, something you didn't quite grasp before, is being revealed. It's new Each Morning, Great is His Faithfulness.
Today I see God in a whole new light. He is so amazing and so ready to help us all. You know, God is just waiting for you and I to trust Him and when we do we will see that what He has in store for us is absolutely amazing.
Since I have committed to reading God's Word everyday so He can speak to me, I have seen miracles happen and prayers answered like never before.
The best part is that I am getting to Know God, now, and I can still have the life God intended for me!
God has need of us and if we don't have a daily walk and communication with Him, how can we help Him.
Change your life now and watch the healing begin.