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How to Know God

So many people try to quench their spiritual thirst by physical means: family…friends…job…possessions. Yet none of these earthly things can meet their heavenly need, as Augustine famously prayed centuries ago: “Our heart is restless until it rests in You” (Confessions 1.1).

To many people who seek something more from life, God seems remote, unreachable, silent. Yet others have overcome the obstacles of man-made religion to find true meaning through a personal relationship with the eternal God. What does that mean? How can we begin a relationship with God? How can we lead others to truly know Him?

The answer is Jesus Christ, who freely gives living water to all who thirst.

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Where do you have to go to hear God's voice and feel His peace and contentment? Chuck Swindoll describes one scene where you're not likely to hear what God's saying to you.

How to Begin a Relationship with God

In a confusing world filled with signs pointing us down different roads of philosophies and religions, can we be sure we've placed our feet on the right path? The answer to this question comes from the all-time bestselling book, translated into more languages and read by more people than any other book in human history. The Bible marks the path to God with four essential truths.

Active Ingredients

For some, devotions are like a placebo. People go through the motions but since there are no active ingredients, the effect is minimal. They may even think they are growing spiritually, but in reality there is little spiritual impact. So what active ingredients in a personal time with God make it one that produces spiritual growth?