”Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 5:39; 8:32.
There is great joy to be found in pursuing your own personal understanding of who God is. You have an opportunity to begin a spiritual quest into the very nature of the God of the universe; a God who knows you by name and loves you with a steadfast, enduring love. Don’t let other people tell you who God is always, find time to dig deeper. I encourage you to read the Bible. Open its pages and let God speak to you. Be still and listen carefully for His voice. The world, with all its noise, will try to drown the truth (source of freedom) out. Don’t let it. Don’t let other people distort who you think you are to God. In this freedom project, don’t let false teaching distract you, don’t let fear paralyze you, don’t let anger destroy you, and don’t let pride eat you up.
In today’s world, faith and an acceptance of God are often derided as outdated, disguise and old-fashioned, as claimed or used by less capable people, even among Christians. If you have bought into this reasoning and think that God really has no part in your life nor control of your body, think about the kind of world that convinced you of this. It is also the world that told you that physical appearances were more important than the person you are inside. It is the world that permits abuse on all levels. It is also the world that measures success by the size of one’s salary or one’s waistline. In light of this track record, I ask that you allow God himself to explain why you need him.
In this, be guided by faith, hope, and love. Stand honestly as a person of faith and as a person with challenges during this search. God does not expect you to be other than who you are. He accepts you, your struggles included. God already knows you; he wants you to know him. In the book of Revelation, Christ offers this: “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door (even if you and Him have been friend for sometimes, just now or about to), (He said) I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.” Shalom!