I just thought that I should pen a message that goes down to the very roots of our Christian faith. If you are a believer of God then that belief is based on the foundation of 3 basic principles.
- God is real
You have a faith that God exists. Your God is someone whom you know through your personal experience. You have undergone a situation in your life where you cried out to God for help. That cry for help took you to a definite result that gave you a tangible evidence of God’s existence.
Many years ago – I got the proof of the reality of God when I made a simple prayer and said “Jesus – If you are the son of God, Change my life”. My life has changed permanently and continues to change till today. “Yes” – God is real.
- He’s personal
It is so easy to read stories of God’s move in others lives. However, when that move happens in your life, it becomes a testimony. A testimony, that God is not only real but also a personal reality. He is the God that you talk to even for things like changing your job. He is your God & there is no medium required to connect you to God.
Sometimes when I pray, I ask God for many impossible things, and he does many impossible things for me. I asked God that my current company should get ISO 9001-2001 and though we were far behind in the documentation required, we still got recommended for ISO. “Yes”- He (Jesus) is my God. He takes care of me like father would take care of his child.
- He wants to relate to us
God wants to relate to us & specifically to you. The way to relate to him is “prayer”. As against prayer being a petition session, it is supposed to be a communication session with God.
Sometimes miraculous things happen when I pray while preaching. I suddenly feel the prompting within me to specify a particular medical condition and say that God is healing that condition. Moreover, the healing actually happens. “Yes”- God wants to relate to us and uses every possible way to relate to us.
In all that you do in your personal, corporate “or” ministry, first PRAY. God wants to talk to you, lead you, and guide you into fulfilling his plan for your life. His plans for you are great. As the Bible says in Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
Some of us believers have become like a cricket player who has lost form. Do what a cricket player would do to get back into form. Get connected to the basics again.
God Bless You
V Chacko Jacob