How Can I Know God Better?
Psalms 27:4 – One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple.
The ONE THING I desire above all other things is to know Him more intimately, to dwell in His presence every minute of every day of my life – to see Him in His beauty and glory and to think about Him and about life from the perspective of His presence.
Philippians 3:10-11 – That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
This highest cry in the heart of the Apostle Paul (and in my heart) is this: THAT I MAY KNOW HIM!!!
How can I do this? It doesn’t come automatically, but intimate fellowship with God is there for every one of God’s children.
How can I develop a closeness with God closer than I have every imagined where my Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but my eyes will behold Him, where my ears will hear a word behind me saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever I turn to the right or to the left? (Isaiah 30:20-21)
How would I get to know a person better? I would begin to spend more time with that person.
Spend time (and effort) developing a relationship with God. He is there, but faith believes not only that HE IS but also that HE IS A REWARDER of the one who DILIGENTLY seeks Him. Diligent seeking is required to get closer to God. Below are some steps that I have learned that have helped me time and time again in getting closer to God.
Spend time in prayer and praise just being with Him Then practice His presence every moment of every day. Treat Him always as though He is with you – as He says He is.