How To Know God On A Deeper Level

June 24, 2022

I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me. – Proverbs 8:17

We asked the question yesterday, “Do you know God?” And as we considered this question, we began discussing steps you can take to know God better. Today, we’re going to talk about two more aspects of knowing God on a deeper level, so let’s dive in.

One truth we need to understand is that knowing God breeds intentional preoccupation. I would encourage you right now to ask yourself this question, “Am I more in love with what God has given me than I am the God that has given me what I have?” I am content with God’s provision and protection and I’m okay without His presence. I am okay with the blessing even without the blesser. Far too many followers of God are preoccupied with what they have gotten from God instead of God Himself.

If anything to you is more important, better, or dearer to you than having the presence of God in your life and knowing the presence of God in your life, you don’t know God. I pray every day of my life, “Lord, maximize my desire for you and minimize my desire for anything else.” 

Finally, we must understand that knowing God leads to intense revelation. We will never be able to see God directly until we are put in a condition where we can in eternity. It is possible today to see the manifestation of God’s glory. For example, do you realize there is one face you have never directly seen in your life? That is your own. We have all seen our faces in a mirror or in a picture, but we have never seen them directly.

In so many ways, we see glimpses of the glory of God when a baby is born, the sun rises and sets, and greatest of all is when someone comes from darkness to light, from blindness to sight, and goes from a life that is wrong to a life that is right. That is called the glory of God. And while we’ll never see the glory of God perfectly on this side of heaven, we can see the revelation He gives us through His Word and through His Spirit in the meantime. But that only comes from knowing Him and seeking Him above all else.

Dear Father, I want to know you more, and I want to be content with just you, not always asking for you to give me more and bless me with more. I pray that you would show me how knowing you breeds intentional preoccupation and leads to intense revelation. These are things I want to experience firsthand with you. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Topics: Knowing God

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I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.