Welcome to The Alabama Baptist

Other related sites for The Alabama Baptist

This option may be turned off in your profile page. If you are having
trouble with the link, make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off.

youtube

Register

Login

forgot password
 

RESOURCE CENTER AND ARCHIVES

Want to know God? comment (0)

January 23, 2014

By Pastor Tony Barber


Bluff Park Baptist Church, Hoover

I’ve got a confession to make: I don’t understand the concept of God’s revelation of Himself that we refer to as the “trinity.” But I believe in it because that is what the Bible teaches. But I don’t understand how Mary conceived a child without a human father either or how Jesus walked on water. I cannot begin to understand how Jesus touched a lame man and made him walk, made a blind man see, fed thousands with just a few fish and some bread, or turned water into wine. And I certainly don’t understand how Jesus was dead and came back to life. But I believe each of those things with all my heart. The Bible says they happened.

And here is something else I believe: God loves me and God loves you. That is exactly what the Bible says; the difference is that I can feel that concept. I don’t understand how He could love someone like me, but more than 30 years ago I made a conscious decision to believe through faith that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died for my sin. I repented of my sin, asked Him to save me and made Jesus the Lord of my life.

Now I feel His love in so many ways. In times of darkness or confusion I feel a peace that passes the understanding of human minds. In times of trouble I feel a quiet joy. With His Spirit within me I have learned to love people that the world says are unlovable. I have learned to forgive people that have done otherwise unforgivable things. All because I came to know, and thus love, the God who loves me.

Don’t you want to know Him like that too? Not just know the concept of a superior supernatural being but to know Him personally. Will you take the steps I took so long ago that brought me into a close, personal relationship with God? I can promise you this: Knowing God will make a difference in every aspect of your life.

« back to previous page | return to top

Comment (0)

Be the first to post a comment.

Post your comment

 
 
Text size : A+ A- R
Powered by Google Translate
Full Member of Alabama Press Association


Site Developed by Dirextion | Login to SMS