Knowing Him

Knowing Him

This is what the Lord says: ‘Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this:  that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,’ declares the Lord.“  Jeremiah 9:23-24

This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,’ declares the Lord. ‘I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord, ’because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,’ declares the Lord.’ For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”  Jeremiah 31:33-34

When I first met my husband, I had so many questions while we were dating.  He probably felt interrogated, but I was sincerely interested and wanted to know.  We would spend hours talking on the phone and going out as often as we could. Each time, I learned something new about this unknown man.  I soon fell in love with him because I got to know him and enjoyed the man I discovered.  With the power of God in our lives, we still enjoy each other thirty years later.
If we want to get to know someone, it requires time and energy.  Time is one of our most valuable assets, once spent it is gone- null and void.  You cannot add time to a 24-hour day.  One of the biggest challenges we face is how to spend those 24 hours, how to be present in the precious moments we have, and how to plan for an unknown future? It requires a lot of self-directed energy.  This is difficult to do on a consistent basis for the long haul.  Regardless of the difficulty, we still get to decide how, when, and if we are going to spend our time.

That is where the Christmas miracle of our Savior comes in.  We cannot do anything well independent of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. To understand that we can know the ONE that knows all, and He has already put His Word in our hearts is truly amazing!  Let us rejoice! There is hope for tomorrow.  A reason to receive Him with gladness!  Regardless of where you are this Advent season, you can get to know Him better.  He waits for us, and if we are breathing, we have the time.  Let us choose to turn our energy towards Him.  It is not that difficult if you ask Him to carry the burdens that wear you down.  If you are tired, unsure of your direction, seeking peace, or just need to get to know your Heavenly Father better, ask Him.  He is here, the time is right now.

Dear Heavenly Father, I desire to get to know you better.  Thank you for filling my heart with your Word. Lead me into your presence to find out more about you.  Guide me in the path you have for my life, so that I may be able to say, “I know you!” -  to experience your love that goes beyond understanding.  Thank for the miracle of Christmas, I look forward to knowing you better. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Written by Susan Coleman

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