Strawberry Fields Main 1024x768What you believe about God affects how you deal with everything in life. If you don’t have a true understanding of what God is like, then you’re building your life on a faulty foundation. If you understood what God is really like, you would freely love and trust him, turn to him for help, and want to follow his plan for your life.

Scriptures

Luke 15:3-24; Heb. 9:15; Heb. 2:14-15; John 11:25-26; John 10:10; 2 Cor. 5:19; Rom. 5:11; Phil. 4:19; 1 Tim. 6:21; Eph. 3:18

Verses

Some of these people have missed the most important thing in life—they don’t know God. (1 Tim. 6:21) Christ died to rescue those who had sinned and broken the old agreement. Now he brings his chosen ones a new agreement with its guarantee of God’s eternal blessings! (Heb. 9:15)

Thought

In Luke 15:3-24 Jesus tells three stories about lost things—a lost sheep, a lost coin, and a lost son. These have great value, even though the person who lost them has more, much more. Still the focus is on bringing home that which was lost! This is how God feels about you! There is nothing you can do to make God love you less or more. God’s love is not based on who you are, but rather on who HE is! He wants to save you, heal your guilty past and help you live a life with purpose. He wants a relationship with you. He wants you to be secure about your eternal future.

Questions

When did you first realize you need God’s help? What action did you take? What is your view of God? Has it changed over time? How is God participating in your life? How concerned do you think He is about what’s going on in your life? What is your life’s purpose? Do you fear death?

Response

Through the coming week make a point of asking God to participate in your decisions. Nothing is too small or too big. Treat him like a friend who cares about every aspect of your life. Be aware of his presence with you whatever you are doing and wherever you go.

Prayer

Heavenly Father, I need your help each and every day. I claim you as my Savior, my Lord and my friend. I invite you to participate in every aspect of my day, every aspect of my life. Guide me; in Jesus name I pray, Amen.