walk in the word
Reassurance of Faith, Spiritual Life, Your Walk With God
That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and may share His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death. Philippians 3:10
I have great respect for our nation’s leaders so you can imagine how honored I felt to be invited to the White House not long ago.
It was during a particularly intense season on the national scene and the President was calling together Christian leaders, specifically those who lead large groups of praying believers. He requested our prayer on his behalf and on behalf of our nation. He dismissed the press, closed the doors around us, and opened his heart.
As great as it was to be there, all of us have been invited to a far greater place than the White House. The great, resounding message of Scripture is God’s invitation: Come to Me. Know Me. Enter into a relationship with Me . Get to know My heart.
Does that desire burn in your heart? Hosea 6 says, “Let us press on to know the Lord.” Philippians 3:10, “That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection.” There’s urgency in those verses.
What exactly does it mean to know the Lord? Certainly it’s more than facts. Most of us can point to a time when we had head knowledge of God but not heart understanding. We’re after both. You probably have been around people who know a lot about God and may even have half the Bible memorized but it’s made no difference in their lives. It’s not enough just to have facts about God, your heart understanding of those facts has to impact you at the core of your being.
Key question: Do you really want to know God? Do you want your own relationship with Him? Do you want to experience His blessing and power?
Don’t be satisfied with just head-knowledge, let your heart be gripped by His greatness so you are never the same. You’ve been invited to know the Lord. Press on and get the real thing.
When I got back to the church after visiting the White House, everyone wanted to hear how it went and ask “what was he like?” That’s the same question people will be asking you when it’s clear your heart belongs to Him. When you have a fresh, vibrant relationship going with Him, it can’t help but show up in your life.
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