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The Purpose Driven Life

If you’re experiencing the presence of God in all this, you have not understood anything. Do not praise God to feel good, but to do good. Our goal is not to have a feeling, but continual awareness of the reality that God is always present. That is the lifestyle of worship. By continuous meditation The second way to build a friendship with God is thinking about his Word throughout the day.

That is called meditation, and the Bible repeatedly exhorts us to meditate on who God is, what he has done and what has said. It is impossible to be friends with God if we do not know what he says. We can not love God if we do not know, and we can not know unless we know His Word. She says that God “revealed himself to Samuel and informing him of his word” (1 Samuel 3:21). While we can not spend twenty-four hours studying the Bible, we can think about it during the day, remember verses we’ve read or memorized, and reflect on them. Sometimes it is believed that meditation is a difficult, mysterious ritual practiced by mystics and monks in isolation.

However, meditation is simply thinking with concentration: something anyone can learn and use anywhere. When we turn him in the head with a problem, we say we have a concern. When you think of the Word of God and you turn on your head, we call it meditation. If you know how to worry, you know how to meditate! Instead of thinking with emphasis on your problems, you need to link the attention on your problems with Bible verses. The more we meditate on the Word of God, you less to worry about. The friends have their secrets, and God will provide its secrets if you develop the habit of reflecting on his word during the day. God told Abraham his secrets, did the same with Daniel, Paul, the disciples and other friends. When reading the Bible and listen to a sermon or a recording, do not forget what you heard when you go. Develop the practice of reviewing the truth in your mind, reflect on what you’ve read or heard, give back to the head. The more time you spend going over what God said, more will understand the “secrets” of this life that go unnoticed for many people. The Bible says: “Being friends with God is the privilege of those who revere him, alone with them he shares the secrets of his promises” (Psalm 25:14 – ADB). Do not wait until tomorrow. Begin today to practice a constant conversation with God and continuous meditation on his Word. Prayer allows us to speak with God, meditation allows him to speak to us. Both are essential to being friends of God.

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