(This is writing number two as I accidentailly deleted my first devotion only minutes ago. )
Do you know God? What does it mean to know God? Well to know a person it means you spend time with him to know them better. You go places, talk on the phone and just truly hang out with them.In John 17:3 it says" And this is life eternal that I might know Him the only true God and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. " You can not know someone you do not take time to know. You have to spend time with God. He does not require a special pass or invitation to know Him. We can not really know a celebrity because body guards may not let us close to them. We think we know them by reading the movie star magazines but we do not because we do not truly know them as their friend. But God is our friend and he wants to spend time with us. How do you do this? It is not just on Sunday but every day of the week he is waiting to have you pray and sit down to read the word of God. If you do not have a Bible the Gideons would be happy to provide one for you. (http://www.gideons.org/)
Challenge yourself to read the Bible as much as you would People magazine.If you do not know where to begin start with the book of John in the New Testament.
1 Corinthians 1:18 says " the preaching of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness but to us who are being saved it is the power of God". 1 Timothy 2"4 says " he desires all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. "
PRAYER: Lord God I pray that if anyone reading this does not know you as their personal Lord and saviour you will lift the blinders and help them truly come to know you as their Lord and saviour. Help guide them to a good church where they can grow and come to know you better day by day. Forgive us Lord when we fail to get up daily and spend quality time with you. Help us go beyond Sunday and desire to be with you in prayer and reading the Bible each and every day.Help us desire the word of God so we can fight the day to day battles that come our way. Forgive us Lord when we have not taken the time to get to know you better. For those who do not know you as their saviour I pray their eyes will be opened and you will come into their heart. In Jesus Name. Amen.