Thursday, January 16, 2020

Knowing God Today

You have read the Bible, said prayers, and attended church, but do you know God? Some people want to know God, but they give up. How can anyone know God? The truth is simply that God must reveal himself to you, even in your heart.

Knowing God today is not what you do. It's what God does for you and in you. Only the Spirit of God can enable you to truly know God. The Holy Spirit changes your heart to know God in a personal way. He gives you faith to know God and walk with him everyday. The Holy Spirit gives you understanding and guidance in your walk with God.

Knowing God today is knowing real love, because "God is love" (1 John 4:8). You can read about God's love in the Bible and even sing about it, without experiencing God's love. Faith in Jesus Christ introduces you to God's love in your heart. "For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love" (Romans 5:5, NLT). That's when you know God.

Knowing God today means that you know him as your Father through His Son Jesus Christ. It means that the Holy Spirit has opened your eyes of understanding to who God is, and what he has done for you in Christ. You know that your sins are forgiven, and Jesus is Lord. Knowing God is yielding your life to the Holy Spirit, to work in you what is pleasing to God. "For God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey him and the power to do what pleases him" (Philippians 2:13, NLT).