Getting to Know God

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"Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent." - John 17:3

So what exactly does "knowing" God and Jesus look like in everyday life? What is one step I can take to come to know God better? How do we get eternal life?

Jesus tells us right here, and it sounds deceptively simple, doesn't it? Know God. Know Jesus, period.

But it's not quite that easy. In reality, truly knowing the Lord doesn't just happen--faith isn't simply something we declare and move on. Knowing God requires that we nurture a relationship with Him--a relationship that entails two-way communication, listening, sharing, trusting, and growing together ... just like any earthly relationship we pursue.

We all know relationships are work. They require give and take, and the same is true for our relationship with God. The beauty, of course, is that even though it's work to pursue a relationship with God, as we begin to see an inner transformation occur as the result, we will be inspired to continue, digging deeper and deeper into relationship.

So, what's one relationship-building strategy that you can work on that will help you to strengthen your relationship with God? Is it daily prayer? Reading Scripture four or more times a week? Slowing down as you read the Bible, so that the message is more apt to sink in? Meditating after you read daily Scripture in order to hear God's specific message for you?

Take the time, my friends, to really get to know God!

Lord, from this day forward I will value my relationship with You. And like any relationship I value here on Earth, I will work at deepening it and following the direction of Your Spirit in me. Amen.
May 4 2018