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And this is eternal life: ...to know... You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ..., Whom You have sent.

— John 17:3 (AMPC)
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Knowing God

Adapted from the resource Love Out Loud - by Joyce Meyer

Today's Scripture emphasizes the importance of knowing God. There is a big difference between knowing about God and really knowing God. Knowing God is a lifelong pursuit, something that happens throughout our lives, not over the course of a few days or weeks. Attaining the true knowledge of God doesn't come through reasoning or logic or reading books. It must be God-given, and it comes through revelation. It comes as we seek God and gain experience with Him through trusting His promises.

If we have a true knowledge of God, we are not disturbed by things like scientific theories that seek to disprove His existence. We have come to a peaceful understanding of Who God is, and in knowing Him, we know that nothing else matters.

People often want to explain God, but if we truly know Him, then the first thing we give up is trying to understand or explain Him. Knowing God goes beyond what we think, see, or feel. It is an inner knowledge of God that cannot be taken from us. When we have this inner knowledge, nothing outward can sway us from our belief in God.

We no longer need evidence to protect our faith. I encourage you to pray daily for a spirit of wisdom and revelation (see Eph. 1:17). Celebrate the fact that you are an eternal being and that you are coming to know Him better with every passing day.

Love God Today: Hunger for the type of knowledge that can only come from God Himself.

Prayer Starter: Lord, thank You for loving me. Thank You for helping me to truly know You. Thank You for the wisdom that can only come from You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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