Getting to know You
Proverbs 1:7 If you really want to gain knowledge, you must begin by having respect for the Lord.
Someone once said to me “If you want to get your life straight you need to get to know yourself.” I believe that is true, but I also believe you need to get to know God.
There is a song I learned in The Salvation Army early in recovery that shaped how I proceeded in recovery. The words say ‘To be like Jesus, this hope possesses me. In every thought and deed this is my aim my creed.’
To be like Jesus we need to understand His character. To understand His character, we need to read His Word but we also need to be in close, personal relationship with Him.
- What do you know about Jesus?
- How have you encountered His intervention in your life?
You are not born with godly character; it is developed through getting to know God and his Word and through experience and testing.
Do you remember how the Lord led you through the wilderness for all those forty years, humbling you and testing you to find out how you would respond, and whether or not you would really obey him Deuteronomy 8:2
Patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady. Romans 5:4
Prayer: God help me today to thirst to know more about Jesus and to seek personal relationship with Him.