I’ve experienced God many times and in many ways. He acts in the nick of time, speaks words of comfort, and even teaches me through secular movies, TV, and literature.
But, the most common interaction with God starts with reading the stories He has given us. While reading, God gives me insight about Himself and about myself. More importantly, He shows Himself to me as I begin to act out what I learn.
So, what can you do? It’s best if you do the following with some friends or family members, but you can do this by yourself as well.
Pick a story. I recommend starting with this one: John 1:35-51. Ask the group (or yourself) the following questions:
- What happens in this story? (Put it in your own words.)
- What does this story tell us about God or Jesus?
- What does this story tell us about people or myself?
- What can I do in the next two days to apply something that I’ve learned?
- Who can I tell something I’ve learned to?
That simple! If you do this, I’m confident that God will show Himself to you. Then, decide if you’d like to read and discuss more.
If you would like more suggested stories, please contact me, and I can give you a recommended introductory list or a set of stories that speak to a topic you are interested in.
And emailing me will not put you own this website’s mailing list. It’s more important to me that you read God’s stories than our blog posts.