Psalm 91:1 (AMPC) 1 He who [a]dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].
We can let God fight our battles for us. When we begin to develop a personal relationship with God we begin to understand how to let go and let God run our lives. Jesus didn’t die so we could continue to live a miserable life but so we can live a victorious life through our relationship with Christ.
Ephesians 6:10 (AMPC) 10 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].
To develop a personal relationship with God, we have to form a God habit and to do what is needed to let God out of our Sunday morning habit and let him into our Monday – Sunday habits. The best way to develop a personal relationship with God is to just start spending more time learning about God, studying the bible, and prayer. The more time we spend with God, the more powerful we become.
Philippians 1:10 (AMPC) 10 So that you may surely learn to sense what is vital, and approve and prize what is excellent and of real value [recognizing the highest and the best, and distinguishing the moral differences], and that you may be untainted and pure and unerring and blameless [so that with hearts sincere and certain and unsullied, you may approach] the day of Christ [not stumbling nor causing others to stumble].
We all want a relationship with God but we just do not do what we need to do to develop that relationship. The reason we do not develop it is because there are so many roadblocks that get in our way. For example, work can be an excuse for not spending time with God. We have to work but we have to stay in balance with the number of hours we may be devoting to work. If you feel guilty for leaving work on time or when you rest, then you may be out of balance in the area of devoting too much time to work. The material things and the personal kudos we get from work will not last. The spiritual reward we get with our relationship with Christ is everlasting.
1 Peter 5:8 (AMPC) 8 Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [[a]in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour.
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