Saturday, April 4, 2009
Relationship with God
The preaching of the Word is the primary means of grace by which we get to know God. Public worship is vital for spiritual growth. Of course, there are other important means as well-such as personal prayer, Bible reading, and meditation-but knowing God involves daily private worship that is guided and built up by weekly public worship.
We too have a relationship with God because of his grace alone, in Christ. God gives us faith to bind us to him, and he invites us to get to know him intimately through Jesus, who freed us from our slavery to sin.
Lord God, may your people get to know you better as they hear your voice through your Word. May we be listening everyday as we learn to live faithfully for you. In Jesus, Amen.