Knowing God Intimately


I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Psalm 146:2

All of my life, as long as I live … I will praise God.  The psalmist had a deep desire for God … to know Him, to love Him, and to praise Him.  He wanted to know Him intimately!

Some of us miss the point, don’t we?  We become Christians and start going through the motions … attending church and trying to follow the rules.

But, there’s more!

There’s more than head knowledge.  Our walk with God is a lifelong journey of getting to know Him more and more, desiring and loving Him more each day.

Once we taste of God’s goodness it both satisfies us and makes us hungry for more.  You see, we don’t become believers and stop there, with just a fond memory of our decision and the hope of heaven.

This is so very important, but it is not the totality of our Christian walk … it is the beginning!  As a child is born into the world, however glorious the experience, it is the beginning.

As believers, we begin our lifelong journey of knowing God … becoming intimate with Him.  Let’s not forget that part while we seek Him and praise Him all of our lives.

Let’s not become complacent in the fact that we know God, but instead, allow our “knowing” to be the catalyst to seek to know Him even more.

In Exodus 33:17,18 “The Lord said to Moses, I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.  Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”

May our desire for God be deep and, as Moses asked, may He show us His glory!

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