The most important thing is ta' know God! If ya' truly know God, your heart won't be bitter, ya' handle decisions 'n hard times in a different way!
Paul knew God. He knew Him in a personal way 'n people knew it by tha' way he lived. In Philippians 3:8 he said, "Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for who I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ." Wow, that's powerful!
Just 'cause ya' go ta' church doesn't mean ya' know God. If ya' truly know God, ya' have a deep, sincere relationship with Him. That means your studyin' His word, always prayin' 'n askin' Him for His guidance 'n wisdom, 'n bein' sensitive ta' tha' Holy Spirit.
God knows everthin' 'bout us. He wants us ta' seek Him. Acts 7:7-8 "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." God wants us ta' have a personal realationship with Him.
Psalm 63:1 shows David's personal relationship with God. "O God, You are my god; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water." David knew God. He call'd out ta' Him 'n sang His praises.
If ya' say ya' know Jesus, how is it that your heart is bitter? 1 John 2:3 tells us - "Now by this we know that we know Him if we keep His commandments."
If ya' say ya' trust 'n love Jesus, why do ya' worry? Why do ya' depend on others 'n not Him?
1 John 2:6 "He who says he abides in Him ought also to walk just as He walked."
Things for ya' ta' think 'bout:
1. Do ya' really, truly know Jesus?
2. Do others know Him by tha' way your liv'n?
Lord, thank ya' for your grace 'n mercy. Help us ta' want a personal relationship with ya' so others can truly see ya' through our livin' like we know ya'. In Jesus name, amen.
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"A Makeover With Tha' Maker"