Nick Hall on During the Year of the Bible, It Might be Harder to Receive from God Than to Give to Him

Instead of making a New Year’s resolution to exercise more, eat healthier, or reduce stress, I want to challenge you to receive directly from God.

We’re experts at giving, but we have a lot more to learn about how to receive.

In a culture where we work our way to the top, receiving a gift is disarming. It’s passive — something that is done to us rather than something we can control. We would much rather earn or take what we want than receive what others want for us.

The Bible tells us that the first mistake humans ever made was taking from God what was intended to be a gift all along. We’re so bad at receiving we can’t even trust God to give us what’s best.

The good news is you don’t have to climb a mountain, burn incense, or practice meditation to hear from God. All you have to do is open a book.  The apostle Paul wrote to his protégé Timothy, “Physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”

Over the course of world history, no book has made a bigger impact than the Bible. Many people have objections to the Bible, but no one can deny the overall positive impact it has had in fields like healthcare, relief work, and care for the poor. This book has shaped the worldview of hundreds of millions of people over thousands of years, and it can do the same for you.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Nick Hall