Do you have a relationship with God or something else?
Do you only read your Bible and not converse with the author of that same Bible (the Holy Spirit)? When you read ordinary books do you think you are in a relationship with the author? Is the author of that book you’re reading getting to know you? Are you really getting to know that author or only a tiny sliver of their life?
Are you always looking for a list of “how-to’s” to live the Christian life? Are you trying to follow a set of rules instead of following the person of Jesus? Has following rules ever made you feel close to God?
Even following biblical principles pales in comparison to following a person— the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Bible is our map. It contains principles to live by. But the author of that very same book is so very anxious to be your living guide. Focus on following Him, not rules.
So do you have a relationship with God or something else? If you check an ordinary dictionary you will see that a relationship boils down to: talking and listening back and forth. Are you talking and listening back and forth with God on a regular basis (preferably all day long)? If not, it’s never too late to start!