... a weekly letter of encouragement.
April 11, 1994
JUST HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW GOD?
While most of us possess encyclopedic knowledge about God, how many of us give evidence of true intimacy with God in the daily crucible of our market place existence? For example:
#1 THOSE WHO KNOW GOD HAVE GREAT ENERGY FOR GOD:
His power is at work in their lives over:
Sin: "...The Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death." (Romans 8:2)
Circumstances: "But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us." (Romans 8:37)
#2 THOSE WHO KNOW GOD HAVE GREAT REST IN GOD:
It is because they accept His sovereignty in the superintending of His universe that they can rest:
"...I am God, and there is no one like Me, declaring the end from the beginning...saying, 'My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all My good pleasure.'" (Isaiah 46:9, 10)
"Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him..." (Psalm 37:7)
#3 THOSE WHO KNOW GOD HAVE GREAT CONTENTMENT IN GOD:
While chained to a prison wall, and awaiting execution, Paul writes, "Rejoice in the Lord, and again I say to you, Rejoice!...I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances may be..." (Philippians 4:4, 11; NAS and Phillips Translation)
Shoe leather Christianity evidences itself in the crucible of daily living through energy, rest, and contentment. Tell me, JUST HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW GOD?
Have a great week!
+Adapted from J.I. Packard's "Knowing God"
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