The Personal and Approachable God
God desires to be known personally. He wants us to come to Him as we are.
And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth. John 17:3 NLT
Many people think that God is somewhere far away, unknowable and unapproachable. That couldn’t be farther from the truth! God wants to be known. He doesn’t just want us to know about Him, He wants us to know Him personally and intimately. That’s the start of experiencing eternal life—the kind of life God has for us—right here on earth.
In fact, God invites us to come to Him. He wants to spend time with us and reveal His character to us. He will speak to us, guide and direct us. He wants to be the one with whom we share our deepest fears and failures, our longings and hurts, and our victories.
You might be thinking, ‘This sounds great in theory, but how do I get to know God practically? What does it mean to spend time with Him?’ We can start by saying, “Good morning, God” when we wake up. We can read a Bible verse or listen to worship music. Getting to know God could be sitting in silence and waiting for Him to speak to us—which is not as difficult as it sounds. It could be talking to Him throughout the day, or saying “Help!” when we’re having challenges. Isn’t it amazing that the majestic and awesome God would make Himself approachable? What’s even better is that we have the privilege of getting to know Him for all of eternity. It will take us that long to do it!
Too often, we’ve thought that knowing God was like a carrot on a stick being held just out of our reach, something we had to strive for. However, not only is it attainable, but God makes the first step towards us. All we have to do is say, “Yes”!
Are you ready?
(Isaiah 55:2-3, John 7:37-38, Matthew 11:28-23, John 17:3, Revelation 3:20)
Lord, I want to know you like that. I don’t just want to know about You; I want to know You personally. Thank You for wanting to be with me. Thank You for meeting me where I am.