Knowing Better FAQs
Don't I know God already?
We think we know Him because we believe in Him but very few people can point to any real experience of Him. Many of us have what Pastor Michael Todd calls "a borrowed belief." We only know what we've been told by someone else. All too many people think they have a strong faith right up until something trying or tragic happens. Then they find themselves wondering where God is and if He cares.
Will this really affect me?
Knowing God lets you live in victory. No more "coping" with things. We're moving past them, healed. When you truly, deeply know God you should have joy (not dread) and peace (not worry)...no matter what. You'll feel content regardless of your circumstances or what you've been through.
I pray...even read the Bible...
If you can honestly say that God is your greatest love and He's #1 in your life then you probably don't need this program. If you feel you're living out God's purpose without question, and weather the storms of life in the comfort of your Savior then do a little happy dance right now.
Does God want to know me?
Jesus replied, "Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. John 14:23
"And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent." John 17:3
Your eternal life starts in the"knowing."
Who needs this?
People who want a better life - for themselves and for those around them. People who want to make sure they are going to heaven. People who are struggling with something (big or small). People who want to know their purpose and be who God created them to be.
Those who are tired of feeling "less than."
Will this be hard?
Jesus often told people why they shouldn't follow Him. He said, "In this life, you will have trouble," and that includes when you follow Him. Jesus didn't sugarcoat the experience so we won't either. The actual doing of this may be easy. What it will do inside of you may, at times, be really hard. God says He will "prune" us and "refine" us with fire. No one signs up for that. Sign up for what's on the other side of that. You will never regret it. What you gain will be priceless!
Why isn't this
With so much at our disposal, we consume information all the time. Books, videos, and sermons all inspire us, but we don't let it deeply affect us. We don't ponder, or process, or put into action. Like everything worthwhile, especially relationships, it takes time and a determination to get something meaningful out of it.
How much is it?
It's free, if you need it to be free.
If you have resources, it will cost you something but you won't have to give up too much to do it.
In 2 Samuel, David is going to build an altar to God and needs some land. The landowner offers to give it to David, but he refuses. He says that he won't offer a sacrifice that cost him nothing.
This will cost you somethings: money (maybe), time and surrender to let God change you are non-negotiables - or you might as well skip it.
Note: Your paid membership helps fund the program for someone who can't swing it right now.
How much time will this take?
It depends how much you want to do. Carving out 30 minutes to an hour most every day would be ideal.
Again, this requires a commitment. It's really just a matter of asking how much do you want your life to be changed... forever. You won't find God if you don't seek Him, and you won't be able to seek without time to do that.
That said, we'll help you tackle your time in ways that work for your life and goals. Not everything needs to be done in one sitting. You can make it work!