I’m on a quest, and I want you to join me.
I want you to join me in knowing God intimately and personally.
Years ago I had a profound experience that has changed the way I look at God. Martha and I were guests in a home in Montgomery, Alabama. We were there to be interviewed for a pastoral position in the church where this family attended. We didn’t go to the church but that is not the point of the story.
The man of the house and I “hit it off” quickly. He was older than I and we talked about life. This is what he said: “I’ve been in church all my life. I love my church and I have served in every way possible. I’ve learned a lot about church and a lot about God. Now I want to know God Himself.”
That conversation has never left me. That is the desire God has for us. He wants us to know Him.
He has provided for our knowing Him. If you are in a church or reading this because of your relationship with God, you know God has revealed Himself to us by what is called “special” revelation–that revelation through His word and through His Son.
But He did something prior to that as well. He gave us “natural” revelation–the kind of revelation we find all around us. This is the kind of revelation people describe when they talk about nature in general or parts of nature specifically, such as nature’s beauty or the precision of the universe.
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The Psalmist spoke of this in Psalm 19: “The heavens are telling the glory of God and the firmament proclaims his handiwork” (Psalm 19:1).
Because of this revelation, we all have a knowledge of God. This knowledge means we are without excuse.
God makes Himself available to us. He wants us to know Him. A. W. Tozer said “you can have as much of God as you want.” The Apostle James encouraged us to “Draw near to God and he will draw near to you” (James 4:8).
God promised the people of Israel in exile: “You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13).
Please join me on my journey to know God. Open your heart to know Him by asking Him to reveal Himself to you. As they say: “You will be glad you did.”