Walking in the Light of God’s Son
Loving the Lord #3 – Experiencing God as He really is through Deepened Intimacy with Him
“Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me…?” John 14:9
A life of revival requires fresh, frequent encounters with Jesus to empower and motivate our partnership with Jesus as an “awakening catalyst.” Spend the next few moments reflecting on this truth. Could it be that one of the reasons why there’s not more hope, not more experience of revival in our nation is that the people of Jesus don’t really know Him? If we commit to knowing Jesus deeply, personally, and in fresh, new ways, we’ll be compelled to share our hope in Him.
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Deuteronomy 6:4,5
“Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice.” Isaiah 30:18
Consider what it must do to the heart of Jesus for His people not to truly know Him. What does it do to your heart to imagine Jesus speaking these same words to you?
Dear one, I’ve been with you all this time and you still don’t know who I am. You don’t really know Me. I long for you to know Me so that together we can transform a world.
Tell Jesus about the impact His words have on your heart.
Jesus, as I sense your sadness that your followers have often missed knowing you, my heart feels . . . As I seek to live a life of revival and blessing, prompt me often, Holy Spirit, to consistently pursue a deeper knowing of Jesus.
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