In the circle of dawn to dusk, man pursues many things. There is one thing that surpasses them all. Indeed, to lack this one thing makes all else vain.
Relationship with God.
Better than anything this world offers, a relationship with God is like treasure. To find Him, is to lose everything, to have the only thing.
Prayer, fellowshipping with God, is backbone to relationship with Him.
The Bible says to pray constantly (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Prayer is both listening and speaking with Him. The Bible also says to be quick to listen and slow to speak (James 1:19). Ecclesiastes 5 says it is better to draw near to listen than to offer the sacrifice of fools.
I’m reading the Psalms now. It’s amazing how honest and raw they are. The Psalms encourage me to make my heart fully known to the Lord, while always remembering truth. Honest prayer.
Not to forget the Holy Spirit. Our Helper, spirit of Truth, Teacher, Guide, Comforter, and so much more.
It’s easy to think: if only Jesus were physically here with me.
Jesus said it is better that He go and the Holy Spirit come! If we truly believe this, it changes everything! The Spirit of Christ is alive inside of us!! Woah!
The best and only thing that matters, is knowing Jesus. I encourage you to go into your room, close the door, and spend time with Him. No matter if you’ve gone to church for decades, or you’ve never thought of God before, He’s waiting to meet with you.
The God of the universe loves you. Go to Him, just as you are.
Yesterday’s post, How to Stay Out of Prison, discusses living out relationship with God, too.