Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. – Romans 12:2
The God we serve series knows you better than anyone or anything. But the question of the day is this, “Do you know God?”
Now the question is not, “Do you know about God?” The question is not even, “Do you believe in God?” The question I am asking is, “Do you know God personally?” Then I would follow up that question with this one, “How well do you know God?” I can answer that question for all of us. You know God as well as you want to. Over the next couple of days, we are going to take a look at how we can come to know God deeply and personally.
The first thing we must understand is that knowing God feeds on intimate communication. You will never come to know God just by hearing sermons about knowing God or even hearing sermons about God. You will never come to know God just by reading books on how to know God. You can’t know anybody unless you spend time with that person, give full attention to that person, and have intimate communication and connection with that person.
Because of three things: the Scripture, the Spirit, and the Son, we can talk to God face-to-face. We can come into His presence through His Son, and we can hear His voice when the Spirit speaks to us through His Word. But you’ve got to give God a chance to speak to you and you’ve got to give yourself a chance to hear from Him. That is where knowing God begins. It feeds on intimate communication.
Tomorrow we’re going to look at two other aspects of knowing God personally. But for now, I want to leave you with one question? Do you spend time with God intentionally so that you can get to know Him deeply? My prayer is that you will answer that question honestly and make any changes necessary if you’re not happy with your answer.
Dear Lord, I want to know you deeply and personally. I want to have an intimate relationship with you. Help me to prioritize spending time with you and getting to know you for myself so that our relationship might grow stronger and deeper. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Topics: Knowing God