Getting To Know Your Deliverer

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Jul 3, 2016, 5:49 PM |
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by HJS

Some people are driven to a refuge by the storm, while others come gingerly. Still some others grow up with a sense that "God has to be bigger than I am," and embrace Him enthusiastically. In times of need people often make deals with God - at least they make proposals to Him - like, "OK, God, if You will just get me through this dark valley, I will give you my heart, and I'll serve You. I really will." The sickness passes, the financial tragedy is averted, the marriage is saved. Then what? It all depends on the strength of their resolve.

If God has undertaken for you, here's how you can get to know Him better. The first thing you need to do is to be sure you have made peace with God and that you have embraced Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

The second thing you need to do is to become involved in a church. Being a Christian involves a relationship - not a membership. The church isn't a club you join or buy your way into. It's a fellowship of people who are just like you. None are too good to stay out, and none are so bad they shouldn't enter. Then get involved in a small group, where you can get to know people personally; share your thoughts, burdens and needs; and where other people can pray with you and encourage you. 

A log burns the brightest when it is in the fire with other pieces of timber. Take it away from the rest and the flame starts to go out. Get to know the Shepherd who saved you in your time of need. Learn that He has a purpose and will for your life, and that by walking with Him you will never be alone.

 

Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.  JOHN 1:12