I have heard it asked several times, is God real, does God speak, does he talk to everyone or just a select few, how do I know it is him, how can I be sure? How do I separate the voice of God from the other voices in my head and my heart? How do I get to know him, grow in relationship and mature spiritually? These are all valid questions and at some point in my life and even recently, I have asked myself some of these questions as well. How do I break through this humanity that surrounds me and connect with a supernatural being and be 100% certain of the experience? On what should my faith be based on because faith has to be the staring point right? There also has to be a meeting point that bridges the gap between the desire to pursue and coming into an experience with the object of that pursuit.

That meeting point is same as with any human relationship that needs to grow and develop, get to know me and I will get to know you, a coming together in the most honest, pure and sincere way, no falsehoods, no inhibitions and no hesitations. God knows us and he knows himself, we know ourselves but we don’t know him, so he steps forward and presents himself to us and guarantees an experience if we do one thing and one thing alone and that is to pursue him with all our hearts. How does he present himself, he presents himself through his word, through the truth of the Bible, outside of which an experience is impossible.

It’s a deep process to unpack but there is no other way, we must come in contact with the word of God to give ourselves the opportunity to know who God is, what he is about and what he wants from us. In essence, meditating on the word of God and spending time in his presence has to be a constant habit in our lives and you would be amazed how the experience begins to reshape your thinking and understanding of God and even yourself, even in the most unsure and uncertain of life’s experience, you now find yourself on a foundation that can never be moved, you are able to connect with the unchanging God who is not affected by human circumstances, you are able to connect with the spiritual strength that no human experience can drain out.

My hope is that as we journey together through the pages of his word, we will uncover true knowledge, knowledge that brings us closer to him and make the experience more real because God is real.

Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:12-13