Knowing God (Week 5): Truly Knowing Him

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Rather than focusing on a specific attribute for this final post in the Knowing God series, I’d like to give a final overview of the topic, along with some application.

While it is good to know things about God, the ultimate goal is to truly know God and have a relationship with Him.

I can say I know Tiger Woods, but this wouldn’t be true. I don’t have a relationship with him. I know he’s a golfer who made some mistakes, and now has a lot of work to do if he wants to catch Jack Nicklaus’s records. But I don’t know Tiger Woods.

Similarly, knowing facts about God, doesn’t necessarily mean we truly know God.

Nonetheless, learning the information about the attributes of God is an important component of knowing Him better; it leads to a stirring of our hearts, which births a desire to know God better.

The prayer I’ve been praying for myself and everyone else on this knowing God journey has been what Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus: “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better” (Eph. 1:17).

Maybe you know a lot about God, but don’t feel a deep connection with Him right now.

Maybe you know Him well but are longing to get to know Him even better.

No matter what position you’re in, ask God to give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better, and see how He responds.

 

 

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