You’re saved, but do you really know God?

We speak of knowing Jesus as our Lord and Savior. The question is, do you really KNOW God? He already knows us completely. When we get to heaven we will know Him completely. But for now, prayer provides the best pathway to that eventual reality.

The Lord told the disciples on the night before the crucifixion, “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you” (John 15:15). It took Him over three years to get to this point. Only after they had spent a great deal of time together was He ready to make such a statement.

The relationship forged with His disciples is one that Jesus desires to develop with us. But that’s not going to happen without our spending time in His presence. And that’s more likely to happen when we return to Him time and time again with an unmet request.

In her bestselling devotional Jesus Calling, speaking as if it were the voice of Jesus, Sarah Young says:

Keep walking with Me along the path I have chosen for you.  Your desire to live close to Me is a delight to My heart.  I could instantly grant you the spiritual riches you desire, but that is not My way for you.  Together we will forge a pathway up the high mountain.  The journey is arduous at times, and you are weak.  Someday you will dance lightfooted on the high peaks; but for now, your walk is often plodding and heavy.

The journey will seem as though you’re trudging through mud at times, slow and difficult. Eventually, however, you’re likely to discover that whatever it is you sought pales in comparison to getting to know the Lord better and becoming His true friend.


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