Soaking in the presence of God restores my strength. It is such a joy. Sometimes the weights of the world deceive me into thinking I must carry them. It breaks my heart to see and hear the ways the devil steals, kills and destroys. This morning, this quote blessed me as I sought His face this morning, and I wanted to share it with others:
“He has subdued my stubborn will, melted a heart of adamant, opened gates of brass, and snapped bars of iron. He hath turned for me my mourning into laughter, and my desolation into joy; He hath led my captivity captive and made my heart rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.” Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening
Do you know Him? If you know Him, you will surely enjoy Him!
One of my favorite song choruses leads us in these words:
Being known in all of His fullness is the heart of God. Jesus tells those who listen that knowing the Father and Himself is eternal life. We cannot know God without the Holy Spirit. Our natural minds are simply not able to grasp His greatness. Humbly accepting that opens the door to the help of the Helper. The Father, Son and Spirit always work together to give life to God’s favorite creation: humanity!
The Word of God reveals the heart of God. There is no way to know God without digging into it. This morning I watched God seeking to reveal Himself to Moses, the people of Israel and Pharaoh. All through the passages of the Exodus, God says “that you will know that I am God.” It wasn’t that the Israelites didn’t know of God–they didn’t know Him in His fullness. Pharaoh did not know God, but he saw God work in the lives of those God pulled into relationship with Himself. The life of faith is about getting to know God intimately AND fully–and in so doing making Him known to others.
Abundant life is knowing God as He is revealed in the Word. Jesus Christ ‘became the Word’ – meaning He walked the earth to reveal what God in human flesh looks like. We can be changed into His likeness only by the work of God. The Spirit dwells in us to teach us of God and strengthen us in our walk. Together as believers, we reveal God to a world that does not know Him. Just like Moses and the Israelites, that walk of faith involves doubts, deafness and amazing deliverance. Jesus also said that believing His Words walks hand-in-hand with believing the words of the prophets (the Old Testament).
Don’t settle for a one-dimensional God…press in to know Him in His fullness.
One way to do that is to search out the Names of God and ask the Holy Spirit to teach you more of who God is. If you would like a list to get you started, click here.
For a beautiful look at Jesus Christ, visit the Desiring God site and enjoy their insights!
By the way, the picture you clicked to come to this page…it is a picture of a molecule within your own body. The ‘cell adhesion molecule’ – the molecule that holds you us together. God reveals Himself in the most amazing ways. LOOK FOR HIM!