I put on one of my favorite tee shirts today. It is peach. Yeah. Peach. I like it. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. (pun intended) The tee shirt reads: BIBLE Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. Now though I love my tee shirt, I felt a bit different about it today.
As I read in His Word, John 14:9 made my heart ache.
Jesus answered, "Have I been with you so long and you still don't know me, Philip?"I was so convicted by it. How long have I walked with Him and failed to know His faithfulness? Not just to say it...but KNOW IT. To know it so well that I trust it even when the earth is shaking me to fall? To know it so deeply that all I want is to know Him more? To know it so intimately that I cannot be moved? That I don't waiver? That I don't neglect obedience?
Yes, The Bible is our basic instruction for life. But it is so much more than that. It is our love letter from God about Jesus our Savior! It is the way we can KNOW Him! Let us not read it like words on a page...just an instruction manual that we go to when things are broken...but as a personal conversation from our Father to His children. Let's not let Him sit on a shelf screaming with anguish, "I am here with you but you don't know me!"
As we fear, doubt, worry, get too busy for Him, let those words echo in our hearts. Let us crave Him...to know Him...not just claim to walk along with Him. But to really know Him...to lean our every HOPE, our every circumstance, our every breath on Him because we KNOW Him and His love and His Faithfulness...
Let us Fall more IN LOVE with our Savior! He is completely IN LOVE with us!
Have you been neglecting to spend time deepening your relationship to know Him more?
Pick up His love letter to you. Open your heart to pour everything out that He may come in. Encounter His presence.
Have you been living in fear and doubt, worrying as you listen to the lies Satan echoes around you?
Know Him. Know His promises. Know His deep adoration for you.
God draw us ever closer to You as we crave YOU for our very being. AMEN!!!