Friday, November 18, 2016

How Do We Talk to God ? Do We Even KNOW Him?

And this is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we ask anything ACCORDING TO HIS WILL, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of Him. 1 John 5:14-15)
Do we really KNOW God? I mean, REALLY know God . . . .? If we do, then we should know His will for us. We may not know every detail every minute of the day, but by knowing God and His character, we should be praying more and more for His will to be done and less and less for our own selfish and prideful desires. So what is God's will? Here are a few tings I have come to learn over my years of seeking Him . . . We know He wants all to come to know Him (2 Peter 3:9). We know that He wants every believer to "make disciples" of everyone we come in contact with . . . or at least attempt to do so. (Matthew 28:18-20). We know He desires for us to be "salt and light" in how we live our lives" (Matthew 5:13-16). We actually read from Jabez the kinds of prayer God answers (1 Chronicles 4:10) So as we read and experience how others sought to know God, even observing it in folks today, we too can come closer to knowing Him, serving Him, and pleasing Him. Our prayers will become more of agreements with God than pleas before Him. They will challenge us more and grieve God less. We will thus become more like Him and start accomplishing more of His will here on earth . . . as it is in heaven! (Matthew 6:10)
And without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God, must believe that He EXIST and that He rewards those who DILIGENTLY seek Him!(Hebrews 11:6)

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