How to relate to God
Have you ever wondered why some people you know and love don’t relate to God as you do? I have, many times. I’d ask myself and God, why did it happen to me and not to this person? Can’t this person see that he’s lost? And sometimes the message in church was so strong, I’d bet this person would not leave the same way… but he did. He was still unchanged. Same old person. One person in church, another person outside church – or better yet – another person inside himself.
Contrary to what many people say, not everyone who meets God does so because of a terrible problem they’re going through. I say that because of my own experience. Sure I wasn’t the person I wanted to be, but I was okay with it. So how did God touch me that Sunday morning? How did I relate to Him then?
The Word of God led me to relate to Him. It wasn’t the pastor (who was my father by the way), nor the prayer music in the background, or the songs we sang, or the number of people who related to the Word — but the Word of God alone. And you know why? Because that’s the only memory I have of that day. It cut through me in such a way that if I were to do anything after that, it was only to do something about that Word. I couldn’t leave the church knowing everything that I learned that morning and not do anything about it, it would be really dumb to do so.
That’s why I met God. I heard Him and I did something about it. This is what’s missing for that relative or friend of yours to have your faith… or perhaps, this is what you’re still missing. Once God’s Word speaks to you, you’ll never be the same again.
Author of the books "Better than a new pair of shoes", "V woman" and "Casamento Blindado" (Bulletproof Marriage). Founder of "Godllywood" and "Rahab Project". Presenter of "The Love School" at Rede Record.