Don’t you know that God is so desirous to introduce Himself to you?
Usually, the common practice is that the more important person is first introduced. In some cases, if the one presenting is introducing someone to both important persons, he or she usually introduces first who is more significant to him or her.
But in the divine mystery of God, the great I AM is the one making Himself known to us.
Indeed, God wants you to know Him–and here are the three ways you can know Him too.
1. Get to Know Him for Who He Is.
Don’t worry. You don’t have to study theology.
Knowing God is more than studying. In fact, to be frank (and no offense to all my former seminary students), you can’t find in the Bible where you have to “study” God like a subject of scrutiny or an object of analysis.
God says, “Be still, and know that I am God.” What God pursues from you is to know Him–not put Him under your mental microscope or intellectual exercise.
What God wants from you is to know Him for who He is as God through your personal experience and relationship with Him. That’s how the ancient people know God–and you too can know Him.
2. Grasp What He Has Done.
Since there is no human way for you to know God for who He is, He revealed Himself to humanity through what He has done. He disclosed Himself to us through the Holy Scriptures (the written Word) and Jesus Christ (the living Word).
The Bible says, “In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.”
If you want to know God, you have to comprehend what He has done. Even the world as we know declares some knowledge of who God is and His creative deeds.
3. Go for His Plan.
The Psalmist said, “Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.”
Have you ever thought that nothing in your house was made in random?
Everything in your home was designed for a purpose, like every furniture, clothing, appliance, gadget, utensil, etc. Of course, these things did not just blow up in manufacturing and, presto, beautifully designed and functional things came out.
When God created the world and us, humans, He made you and me for His purposes and plans. Some of the very important things we need to know about God and His actions are His plans for us.
If there’s one thing I learned in life that’s so essential about knowing God is this: the more you know God, the more His purposes and plans are getting clearer for you.
Thus, if there’s one knowledge you need to have in this life is “the knowledge of the holy.”
Know God, and you’ll deeply appreciate your personal relationship with Him.
Glenn Plastina (c) 2017