“I don’t want the world to define God for me. I want the Holy Spirit to reveal God to me.”
As I scrolled through Instagram one day, I came across the above quote by A.W. Tozer. The quote convicted me. I have been guilty of letting the world define God for me more often than I care to admit. I get busy, and I get lazy.
We often give others’ views precedence over God’s—perhaps because we can’t see God or because we only want to hear what we want and not what we need to hear. We may even read devotionals or listen to Christian music but neglect His Word. Sometimes, our faith is based solely on earthly signs. Then, after hitting rock bottom, we discover we had no faith.
Although the above things aren’t inherently wrong, they should not be our only communication with God, only supplements. Jesus is the Word, and God’s Word is living and active. Therefore, daily time in the Word and prayer should be the two fundamental ways we communicate with God.
Our relationship with Christ is a personal journey where He walks with us and we with Him. It is through His Word and grace that He brings us to repentance. Then we can grasp the depth of His character, unconditional love, and knowledge of us. Also in these sources, our faith in Him is strengthened, and we find rest.
What steps will help you spend more time in God’s Word?
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