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February 28, 2019, 6:00 AM

Daily Inspiration: Explore God--Can I Know God Personally? 4


Can I Know God Personally?

 

John 14:6-9

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”

Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.

 

 

Thought for Today

Jesus came and opened up a whole new understanding of what it means to know God personally. In Jesus God came down to earth to engage us directly. He told us how much He loved us. Jesus told His disciples that because they had seen Him They had seen God the Father as well. It is by developing a relationship with Jesus that we connect with God and discover His heart for us. Read about Him in your Bible today. Discover how He lived and loved. See the arms that long to embrace you stretched across Calvary’s cross. And in His sacrifice for you discover the God who made a way to know you personally.

 

Prayer

Jesus, help me to know You more nearly and love You more dearly today. Amen.

 

Devotional Quote

We sinned for no reason but an incomprehensible lack of love, and He saved us for no reason but an incomprehensible excess of love. ― Peter Kreeft

 

Quote of the Day

You seek the heights of manhood when you seek the depths of God.— Edwin Louis Cole

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February 27, 2019, 6:00 AM

Daily Inspiration: Explore God--Can I Know God Personally? 3


Can I Know God Personally?

 

Jeremiah 1:5

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you

 

Thought for Today

Today’s verse contains one of the most amazing thoughts in all of Scripture. God made you for the very purpose of knowing you. When you were no more than a thought in God’s mind He fell in love with you. He knew all about you before He laid out your DNA. He knew your strengths and your weakness for chocolate. He knew the mistakes you would make and all the ways you would struggle and still delighted to make you because He knew your heart. He longed to love and be loved by you. I find this truly astounding. I know that I am unworthy of Him and yet He chooses to make me worthy. In Christ I become all that God declares I am. This is how much God desires to know you!

 

Prayer

Lord, I praise You that You created me out of sheer joy at the thought of knowing me. Thank You for Your incredible undeserved love. Amen.

 

Devotional Quote

You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion. — Meister Eckhart
 

Quote of the Day

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off. — Thomas Aquinas
 



Comments

02-27-2019 at 6:39 PM
Nina Benson
After sharing a pro-life video at my public school and having second thoughts/fears about it, (https://youtu.be/Hbdb8X1Wnvg ). I came home to this devotional in my email and felt like I had done the right thing.:-)
02-27-2019 at 10:58 AM
Laura
This makes me think of the song
Known by Tauren Wells
“ to be fully known AND loved by YouL

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February 26, 2019, 6:00 AM

Daily Inspiration: Explore God--Can I Know God Personally? 2


Can I Know God Personally?

 

Jeremiah 29:13-14

Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord

 

Thought for Today

The second question we need to ask regarding whether God is knowable is, “Does God allow a way for us to know Him?” The answer to this is a resounding “Yes!” One of the more famous verses in the Bible is Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord.” If you stop there you miss some very encouraging words! He goes on to say that if we call out to Him and seek Him with all our hearts we will find Him. In God’s own words, “I will be found…” This is an amazing promise. He does not say that if you call on Him you might find Him or could find Him. You will find Him. This promise means that God has a desire to be known and has made a way for us to know Him. The way to know God isn’t even difficult. You can begin the quest to know God by simply calling out to Him. I encourage you to begin the quest to God today.

 

Prayer

Heavenly Father, You promise to hear me when I call out to You. Hear me now. I want to know You. Help me to find You. Amen.

 

Devotional Quote

I suddenly saw that all the time it was not I who had been seeking God, but God who had been seeking me. I had made myself the center of my own existence and had my back turned to God. — Bede Griffiths

 

Quote of the Day

Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation. — D. Elton Trueblood

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