Have you ever been really hungry for something, but you don’t know what it is? Maybe it's pizza, maybe it's meat... you're just not quite sure. You search your kitchen, but nothing sounds quite right. That’s how it is with life and God. Philosopher Blaise Pascal said, "There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus." Many of us try to fill that hole with things that don't fit. How many times have we tried to make money or relationships or status fill the gap deep inside us all, only to come up empty? No, God has made each one of us for a purpose: to know Him. And not just know Him in an intellectual way -- like "Yeah, I know God exists" -- but to know Him in a much deeper, real way. A way that actually changes your life.
It’s the difference between knowing someone casually and living with them. When you live with someone, you see who they really are and grow in a relationship. Jesus said, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him" (John 14:23). When you accepted Jesus as your Savior and Lord, you let Him come into the home of your life. He's going to help you clean out the rooms and fill them with good things -- and He promises to never leave you. You might go astray, turn your back at times, make mistakes, but God promises to never leave you. He said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you" (Hebrews 13:5). So what are you waiting for? This great God loves you so much, has promised to never leave you, and wants to get started on a deep and intimate relationship. You can use this section -- and this whole site -- to learn how you can build intimacy with the greatest friend, Father, leader, ever: God.Section 2: New Life