Psalm 31:20 (AMP) 20 In the secret place of Your presence You hide them from the plots of men; You keep them secretly in Your pavilion from the strife of tongues.
No matter who is talking about us or doing to us, we have God on our side. Our job is to trust God, do well, and stay peaceful. We can do that when we know God is dealing with our problems. One way to get to that point is by spending more time with God. What we put our time in is most important to us. If growing as a Christian is important, you will put effort into growing as a Christian.
Sometimes we go to church all the time and go to bible studies but we have never developed a personal relationship with God. Evaluate your motives for going to church and doing bible study. Do you go because you are afraid you will disappoint someone, or because you fear what someone will think of you if you don’t, or do you go to soak up the presence of God and help other people? When we start to walk deeper with Christ and do things with the right motives, it can change our lives dramatically. Don’t go to church to be a people pleaser, go to church to be a God pleaser.
If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:
Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen