Jesus claimed that all the Old Testament laws, prophecies, and the Psalms were fulfilled in him and pointed to him as the divine revelation of God and all that he is. You will not find Jesus through the practice of any religious activity or rigid rules and techniques; instead you will find him in the everyday circumstances of practical living. People you run into or even have a run in with will bring you to Jesus. Job challenges, financial barriers, issues with co-workers or the boss—all will bring you closer to encountering Christ who lives in you and wants to show you how to react in practical ways to your circumstances.
Opportunities for random acts of kindness will also bring you closer to God. These are the places you will find Christ and encounter his lessons, his wisdom, and his expression of God’s divine nature. The disciples didn’t have Bibles in their hands while they followed Jesus; they had the Word made flesh and watched him in every situation. He was revealed not as a ritual, a ceremony, a technique, a method, or a sacred day—but as a person. Jesus was not only Lord of the Sabbath, but also he was the Sabbath as he had stated, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).