Have you ever realized that someone you thought you really knew was actually a stranger? Have you worried that if you open up to someone, that person wouldn’t understand or accept you for who you really are? Every one of us needs at least one friend with whom we can feel totally comfortable. Jesus wants to be your best friend. One you can trust, confide in and share your life with. Steps to Jesus will help you develop the kind of solid relationship with him that nothing will ever shatter. STJ 2.2
Today we still hear Jesus’s inviting words: “Come to me”, Matthew 11:28. His heart goes out in love toward everyone who is aimlessly wandering from God. Those who want to accept Jesus’s invitation may not know how to take the first step. Like Jesus’s disciple Thomas. “They may ask, how can we know the way?” John 14:5. STJ 2.3
The title of this book tells its mission. It points to Jesus as the only one who is able to meet the needs of the heart and provide inner peace. It speaks to those who want their sins forgiven and their character transformed, leading them step by step in the Christian path to find the joy that comes from giving oneself completely to Jesus, and trusting fully in his mercy and sustaining power. It is also help to countless followers of Jesus to walk more confidently and joyfully in the steps of their divine leader. When Jacob, the Old Testament Patriarch, was afraid that his sin has cut him off from God, “he dreamed that he say a stairway reaching from earth to heaven”. Genesis 28:12. The connection between earth and heaven was revealed to him. As God spoke words of comfort and hope, may you also hear the voice of Jesus, speaking comfort and hope to you through the pages of this book. STJ 2.4
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