Preparation and Practice

June 10, 2022

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. (Romans 10:17)

Yesterday, we talked about how if you want to meet with God and have a mountaintop experience like Moses did, then you’re going to have to prioritize meeting with God each day. That’s the first step you need to take. Today, I want us to take a look at two more steps we must take if we want to connect with God in our meetings with Him and hear Him speak to our hearts.

The second step we must take is to prepare for our meeting with God. We can draw near to God because we are near to God, but it should always be in the fear of God. When you go into the presence of God with the reverential fear that you should, you will not be the same. You cannot be the same. In fact, Moses would say if your belief in God doesn’t affect the way you live, you’ve believed in the wrong god.

I would also say that if you meet with a god that does not drive you to your knees and remind you of how sinful you are and how holy He is, you’ve not met with the real God. We must come prepared with a humble and submissive heart any time we meet with God.

Finally, the third step we must take is to practice meeting with God. You only need two things to meet with God. First of all, you need a place. Exodus 19 makes it clear that the people came to a place where they met God and that place was a mountain. Here is my question for you. Where is your mountain? Your mountain may be in a closet. It may be in your recliner in your living room. It may be lying in your bed when you wake up. My mountain is in my study. The first thing you need is a place. God is not picky about the place, and He is not even overly concerned about the amount of time you spend, because what He wants is you.

Then, you need a plan. You need to have a systematic approach to going to God’s Word, opening God’s Word, and listening to God’s Word. In your meeting, let God do the talking. If you put this into practice every day, I promise you will see major growth in your relationship with the Lord, and you will come to know Him in a deep, amazing way.

Dear Lord, I want to know you deeply and personally. And I know that knowing you that way doesn’t just happen by accident. So Lord, please help me to identify a place and develop a plan where I can meet with you each day and experience all that comes with having a thriving relationship with you. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Topics: Approaching God

Bible Reference

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.