“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me. Isaiah 43:10
Creator Sustainer Infinite Eternal Omniscient Omnipotent Omnipresent Self-existent Almighty Triune God The One True God
THIS God invites us to know Him. In fact, He not only invites us, He desires for us to know Him. Not only does He desire for us to know Him, He makes Himself known.
Throughout Scripture God says, “They shall know I am the LORD.”
God pursued Israel to make Himself known to them. “I will dwell among the people of Israel and will be their God. And they shall know that I am the Lord their God, who brought them out of the land of Egypt that I might dwell among them. I am the Lord their God.” Exodus 26:45-46
God seeks to make Himself known to the nations. “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10
God makes Himself known to us.
…that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God… Ephesians 3:16-19
God not only makes Himself known to the Nations, He makes Himself known to you, personally. He makes Himself known to me, personally.
Is our knowledge of God increasing? Is our love for Him growing? Don’t be satisfied with just knowing God unto salvation, but eagerly pursue a flourishing, ever-increasing, growing, personal knowledge of Almighty God.
May I suggest just 2 ways to do that?
- Be in the Word – God makes Himself known through the written word (Bible) and the Living Word (Jesus) – immerse yourself in both.
- Be hyper-observant – be consciously alert and aware to the hand of God working in your midst. Be intentional to take notice of the Glory of God manifested in your life and the lives of those around you.
This pursuit will yield glorious fruit in our lives. As we grow in our knowledge of God, our love for Him will grow as well. As our love for Him grows it will overflow to a fallen, hurting, broken world. And we shall be His witnesses…
Diane Hunt serves part-time on the staff of America’s Keswick providing ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.