Let’s face it, life is complex. School, work, family, relationships, finances, health issues, and past experiences. Some days we celebrate, and others are more than we can bear. The beautiful thing is that hope is possible. God is standing right beside us to offer mercy longing to draw us into his loving embrace. He desires to walk with us through this journey of life.
To deepen any relationship, commitment and time is involved. And what’s beautiful about our relationship with God is that he’s available 24/7!
So where do we begin? Carving out time daily to experience God through reading and reflecting on His Word is a foundational holy habit; this truly characterizes people who walk deeply with God. Some simple steps into this relationship are:
• Read and meditate on God’s Word each day
• Confess in prayer how you really feel, but then thank God for who you are in Christ and His promises to you
• Write down your feelings and insights from reflecting on His Word
Over the next year we invite you to absorb the images and verses, while being challenged by the questions. Review them out loud. Meditate on them. Pray over them. Tell a friend what they mean to you. Look forward to listening to God speak to you!
If you long to experience transformation, to trust and obey God, counteract Satan and resist sin, listen to God’s voice. There is no better investment than meditating on the Word of God. “They are not just idle words for you—they are your life...” Deut. 32:47 (NIV)