And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. John 17:3 (ESV)
One of the most important messages of the gospel is not the “formula” to get to heaven, it is an invitation for a relationship with God…the kind of relationship that is interactive, engaging, and real. Jesus described our response to the gospel as “knowing” the one true God.
When can know a lot about a lot of stuff, but truly knowing God is like knowing your best friend, your spouse, or your kids. You know them at a level that is intimate and full of life. A lot of people know “about” God but do you really “know” Him? Spending time in His word, reflecting His character, and following His teachings will lead you to truly know God and you will, as a result, share His love to those around you.
As you think about your own close relationships and your relationship with God, they all take an investment of your time and your heart. Decide, today, that you will make a significant investment in knowing God and following his teachings.
Truth: Knowing God is different from knowing about God.
Question: How are you deepening your relationship with God?