We all know that communication is a key component to any healthy relationship. That’s what prayer is — having a conversation with God. God cares about us and wants us to share our heart with him. It doesn’t have to be anything formal; it can happen anywhere, anytime. Driving home from work. Doing the dishes. Lying in bed at night. He’s always available and always eager to talk.
Get a Bible
The Bible is the word of God. Every page is filled with encouragement and instruction for our own lives. The words within the Bible give life to our heart, mind, body, and spirit. Romans 10:17 says that “Faith comes through hearing, and hearing through the Word of Christ.” The Bible grows our faith. If you would like a free Bible, you can get one here.
Find a Local Church
In our relationship with Jesus, it’s important to find a community of believers. Church is a place where we can gather to pray, worship and grow together. God designed us to walk through life alongside people who love and encourage us. Finding a church can feel intimidating or overwhelming, and it may take time. A good start would be a simple Google search to see what churches are near you. Most churches have websites and list their core beliefs in their mission statement. Many churches also offer small groups that meet together on a regular basis so you can build friendships and get to know people on a more personal level. Don’t wait for the nervousness to disappear. Jump right in. We promise it will be worth it!