Psalms 49:6-13; Luke 13: 22-30
And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.”
(ESV – Mark 8:29)
There are many ways to get close to God. Some use perhaps calling God by God’s nature, such as God Almighty, Redeemer, My Salvation, My Provider, My best friends ever, My Protector, My only Sanctuary or Hiding Place.
It does not matter how you call our Lord, Jesus Christ, but the most important thing is how you know Jesus personally through everyday experiences and how your knowledge about Jesus take effect in your daily life. It means we have to experience Jesus by ourselves, not only knowing Jesus as a knowledge that can be learnt from theological books, or heard from somebody else’s experience. When we are sick, we experience Jesus as our True Healer. When we are in deep sorrow, Jesus is our Comforter. When we are in big trouble, we get help from Jesus just in time. Jesus is our Provider who provides our needs according to His love. Besides, it will be a useless to claim Jesus as our True God and Source of Salvation, if our words, actions and thought do not prove that claim.
Now, please take a moment of silence, relax and close your eyes and take a deep breath. In that moment of silence, say slowly “Jesus, You are my True God.” Repeat that sentence three or five times. Then, pray the prayer bellow.
“Dear Jesus, I would like to thank you as my True Living God who loves me very much. Help me to experience your love in my daily life. Help me have my own experience with you as my Healer who heals my sickness, my Salvation who saves me from sin, my Provider who provides all my needs, my Best Friend ever who always be with me in the midst of my agony, and my everything. Dear Jesus, thank you for choosing me as your son / daughter and giving me your abundant love. Amen.”