Did you know that there is a book in heaven about you? Before you were ever born God wrote a book about every day of your life? It's true! The Bible says "You saw me before I was born. Everyday of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed." Psalm 139:16
This book is your DESTINY! Would you like to know what it says? Would you like to know who your friends will be, where you will live, what you would study in school, and what things you will be great at?
How about what you will BE when you grow up and whether you will marry and have kids of your own one day. If you want to know THESE answers, then you will have to ask the ONE who wrote your book. His name is God! How do you go about asking HIM something? Good question, I can answer that! But first, there is something very important I think you need to know.
Just like God has a plan for your life, do you know that the ENEMY (the devil) has a plan for your life too? He certainly does! His plan is simply this...to kill, steal, and destroy you. Jesus said this in the Bible, "The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life." John 10:10
Now, the devil's plan never looks dangerous at first. As a matter of fact, he is pretty tricky, and he has a way to make his plan look pretty good on the outside. That is why you must be very careful about the friends you keep and decisions you make. You will have to decide EVERY DAY who's plan you want to follow.
So how can you talk to God and find out what your destiny will be? Simple, it's called prayer! Prayer is just talking to God. The Bible says, "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you." James 4:8
That is a promise God made to us, and God CANNOT lie! Begin your prayers by thanking Him for the wonderful things He has made for you to enjoy. Make sure to tell Him how GREAT and MIGHTY He is and how much you LOVE Him. That is called Praise! He really likes it when you praise Him. Praise "opens up" the door to an audience with the King, God Himself! Now you can start by talking to Him just like you do your best friend. Talk about your day, your friends, school, sports, and even your family. Learning to talk with God is a great start!
Spending time with God is the perfect way to get to know Him!