Do I Really Want to Know God?

Do I Really Want to Know God?

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I should by now be past Bible 101 classes, I’ve been saved since 1987, but dealing in reality, how can I really understand God when He is a spirit and I’m mere flesh?

His ways and thoughts are so above my comprehension. He knows the end from the beginning. He is all powerful and His grace extends throughout eternity. He forgives utterly and saves completely. He is perfect in glory, there are no mistakes when it comes to Him.

I make mistakes all the time and fall short constantly and I’m repenting all the time! I struggle to know God and understand him, but at the same time, I’m glad that I can still have a personal relationship with Him.

When we make Jesus our Savior and Lord, we are adopted into the family of God. From there, we learn to pray, we read God’s Word, and also by fellowshipping with other believers we can walk and talk with God everyday. We see the beauty all around us that He created. We learn more about ourselves, our gifts, and how to reach out to others the Gospel of Jesus.

In any relationship, I think it’s impossible to truly know a person inside and out. It takes work, because people change all the time. With regards to a relationship with The Lord, I believe it takes effort as well. To know God means obedience to His Word and putting Him first in our life. Knowing God also means not standing behind our emotions which can blows from the East to the West and back again.

Knowing our Lord means putting Him first in every part of our life. I used to give over certain areas of my life in prayer, but others I thought maybe I could handle myself like God was too busy to deal with it or that maybe I shouldn’t bother Him with what I called the “little things“.

But, God is interested in every aspect of my life, not just what I decide to bring to Him. He wants to bless every part of our existence. But He won’t force us. He allows us to bring as much to Him as we want. And, this determines how close He can be to us. “Draw nigh unto the Lord and He will draw nigh to you…” James 4:8.

The more I live, the more I really want to know God. Don’t you?

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Kim McDougal

Kim is the founder and creator of Growing Up in Grace. By day, she's the Director of Interactive Communications for the Hispanic chamber located in Jax, FL. Kim also owns "Kim's Studio Art" where she creates and sells Wall Art Printables and "Kim's Handcrafted Cards" on eBay where she creates and sells handmade greeting cards.