STRIVE FOR A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.
That is His call to us-simply to be people who are content to live close to Him and to renew the kind of life in which the closeness is felt and experienced.
There is a big difference between knowing about God and truly knowing Him, personally and directly. Take time to be still in God’s presence, and ask Him to fill your mind and your heart with His love and wisdom. Books, sermons, and music can all help you experience God’s presence, but they should serve only as pathways to God, not destinations unto themselves.
You can’t read a movie review, for example, and get the same experience as seeing the movie yourself. And you can’t truly understand a place on the globe by poring over a travel brochure. You must go to the place and enjoy it firsthand. God, too, is a personal experience in faith.
YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IS ONE THING YOU SHOULD TAKE PERSONALLY.