God wants to meet with you personally — just you — each and every day.
That thought may amaze you, but consider it for a moment: When you accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, you become a member of God’s family, a child of God. You can call God your Father.
Any good parent wants to spend time with his or her children — sometimes with all of them together, but often with each one alone. That is how one person gets to know another person well — by spending time alone with that individual.
The best way to get to know your heavenly Father is to spend time alone with Him. You can do this each day by reading His Word and by talking with Him in prayer.
LISTENING TO GOD: READING HIS WORD
“How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. … I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”
— Psalm 119:9, 11
If you are just getting acquainted with the Bible, you will likely find the Gospel of John the most interesting because it sums up God’s plan of salvation most beautifully.
After you have finished reading John, you may want to read the Book of Acts to see how the early Christians shared their faith with those around them. Sharing your faith is one of the most important things you can do for God.
If you have not read much from the Bible, you may prefer to use a modern version. Ask your pastor or someone at your local Christian bookstore to recommend one.
While you are reading the Bible, meditate on what it says. To meditate simply means to think seriously about spiritual things. It means thinking quietly, soberly and deeply about God — how wonderful He is, what wonderful things He has done for you, what He is going to do for you, and what He wants you to do for Him.