Jesus said, “This is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and the one you have sent — Jesus Christ.”
The essence of eternal life and of this study is for you to know God and to know Jesus Christ, whom He has sent. Knowing God does not come through a program or a method. Real Christianity is not merely a religion; it is a relationship with a Person. It is an intimate love relationship with God. Through this relationship God reveals His will and invites you to join Him where He is at work. When you obey, God accomplishes through you something only He can do. Then you come to know God in a more intimate way by experiencing Him at work through your life.
I want to help you move into the kind of relationship with God through which you will experience eternal life to the fullest degree possible.
Jesus said, “I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.”
Would you like to experience life in its fullest measure? You can if you are willing to respond to God’s invitation to an intimate love relationship with Him.
When you get to the place in your life where you trust Jesus to guide you one step at a time, you experience tremendous freedom. If you don’t trust Him to guide you this way, what happens if you don’t know the way you should go with your life? You worry every time you make a decision. You may become immobilized by doubt. This is not the way God intends for you to live.
I have found that when I release my way to God, then I immediately respond to everything He tells me each day. He gives me plenty to do to fill every day with meaning and purpose. If I do what He says, I am in the center of His will when He wants to use me for a special assignment. My primary concern should not be, What should I do with my life tomorrow? But, What does God want me to do today? As you follow Jesus one day at a time, He will keep you in the center of God’s will.
Excerpted from Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God © 2022 Henry Blackaby, Richard Blackaby, and Claude King. Publishing by Lifeway Press.