All my life I had a desire to know about God. I made many attempts to know Him more and more....from good "law keeping", to assisting at every church function. The more I tried to get to know Him the less I knew of Him. Finally, I abandoned all thought of ever knowing Him and decided to live my life as the flesh dictated, just hoping my good would outweigh the evil in the end. It was in the abandonment of trying to get to know Him that He found me! I was around 42 when someone turned me on to the book, Classic Christianity. Through the experiences Bob shared, I realized I had very similar experiences. I soon discovered that I was not just relating to someone's experiences but was coming to KNOW about God and my Lord, Jesus Christ. Finally, my life's desire was becoming a reality. Knowing Jesus as the gospel was being revealed through the pages of Classic and every page I turned was another accelerating discovery.
By the end of the book, I was coming to the end of myself and my efforts to establish a relationship with God. Funny, all the while God knew me and never gave up on revealing Himself to me, even when I gave up on Him. Galations 1:15-16 (NLT) became more meaningful to me..."But even before I was born, God chose me and called me by His marvelous grace. Then it pleased Him to reveal His Son to me."