11.22.20 – Daily Dose of Worship. A study on prayer. Part 8. Know.

DEVOTION: “Our assurance is quite different in kind from scientific knowledge. It is born out of our personal relation to the other parties; not from knowing things about them but knowing them.” (pg 8)

Knowing God.

How do we get to know God? Seems like a simple question. One that takes a lifetime to answer. Our knowing God. Our understanding God, if we can even put that in a sentence. Our conversing with God. It all comes from relationship.

I feel like I keep talking about this but it’s because it’s that important. I keep talking about it because even in my own relationship with God, I know it can be deeper. That it can be more. That it can be taken further than where it is now. Much further.

I almost feel like I have to keep reminding myself that I need more conversation, more prayer, more back and forth with the Father. That will lead me to better knowing Him and knowing His will for me.

It’s more about our willingness to be involved in the conversation. Our willingness to take time to have the conversation.

We can’t just know about God. We have to know God.

PRAYER: Today, continue the conversation with God and continue to learn more and know more about Him.

10 Comments

  1. Margaret K on November 22, 2020 at 7:17 am

    People ask, “What makes Christianity different from other religions.”
    The difference is Christianity is not a “religion”. It is a relationship. It is fellowship with the One that created us and everything else in existence.
    Religion is all about what someone needs to do – both to better themselves and to appease the one that they worship.
    Our relationship with the One we worship is based on what He did. It is based on faith. It is based on fellowship, love, relationship, communication. It’s about family.
    We come to our Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus in awe and wonder at the holy, awesome, powerful, merciful, loving, forgiving (the list goes on) nature of our God; and fall on our knees at the mind-blowing realization that God wants a relationship with us.
    He wants to talk to us – all the time. He wants us to talk to Him, to trust Him with everything in our lives. He wants to help us, heal us, comfort us.
    God said in His Word that we should put Him in remembrance of what He had said.
    I believe we need to put ourselves in remembrance of what He has done. On the Cross – of course; but more than that.
    We need to remind ourselves of what He has done in our lives and in the lives of people we know. Remember the times He has helped, healed, provided, etc.
    That’s a way we get to know God better. We get to know His Character. We get to know His power and faithfulness. We get to know Him as Abba, as daddy.
    We approach Him in thanksgiving for who He is and all He has done. This helps us to know Him better, and this helps us to have faith for whatever we need now and in the future.
    Because we remember how good He is, and has always been; we can come to Him with anything- the good, the bad, and the ugly. He already knows it all anyway, so because we know His Nature, we can come to Him to be forgiven, cleansed, healed, helped… The list goes on, and on, and on.

    • Nela on November 22, 2020 at 8:14 am

      Margaret, you are so right!
      When someone asks me what my “religion” is, I tell them I don’t have a religion….I have a relationship with my Abba and my savior, Jesus.
      It opens up some really good conversations!

  2. Jonathan B on November 22, 2020 at 8:37 am

    Knowing God takes time, if we’re willing to stop and listen and talk with God. But knowing him makes us better for others, better for ourselves, and better for him. Be the image he made us to be. Release your worries unto him and he will guide you. Know him and be stronger for this.

    • Sherri Lynne hardesty on November 22, 2020 at 4:46 pm

      amen

  3. Peggy F on November 22, 2020 at 11:25 am

    ” Let us therefore, come boldly to the throne of grace, , that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16
    Paul prayed for the believers in Colossians 1-9 ……….. do not cease to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding…………………
    ” Abide in Me and I in you. ” John 15:4

  4. Suzanne on November 22, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    I so agree!!! Religion vs relationship. One is filled with rules and man as a mediator; that causes flexing and change according to the world, Our God does not change, he is not PC, he doesn’t seek to please by evolving or adapting.

    “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8.

    We know we have a stable base; we have a firm foundation to stand on. In the certainty of Christ we can build trust and confidence.

    In Christ we get to know ourselves as the Father knows us.

    Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the Day of Judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 1 john 4:17

    God sees us through Christ.
    If it is true of Christ it is true of us. If it not true of Christ it is also not true of us. Christ is not lonely, unforgiving, angry, or hurting. When the negative tries to take us over we stand on our knowledge…we embrace our relationship so we

    We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, 2 Corinthians 10:5

    Thank you, Jesus

    • Dave Pettigrew on November 25, 2020 at 9:44 am

      Great verse. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. Religion vs. relationship. I prefer the relationship!

  5. Rich B on November 23, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Romans 10:17 (ESV) So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. As Christians we must be in His word. This is one way, a very important way, in which He speaks to His children. We need to be in the word so we can discern truth from false doctrine. Find a few online pastors that are Bible based teachers & anchor into those throughout the week. Listen to guys like Dave who provide us songs by which we can engage & worship.

    • Dave Pettigrew on November 25, 2020 at 9:38 am

      Thanks for sharing Rich! Love that verse in Romans. Appreciate the kinds words.

  6. Carol B on November 23, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    “Our assurance is quite different in kind from scientific knowledge. It is born out of our personal relation to the other parties; not from knowing things about them but knowing them.” (pg 8) This line not only had me thinking of prayer with God but also relationships… Like MNW and how we are all believers in Jesus Chirst and what He has done for us. That foundation and how it has bonded us together. We may not know everything about each other but we know each other. There is that bond through Christ. Just as we have with our Lord with that bond through Christ and what he has given us. Such a blessing. We may never know God in all the ways He is as – He is above all, knows all, creator of all, etc… But we know Him. What a treasure that is. What a blessing we can go to Him with everything in prayer. That just blows me away to have that access to Him…

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