Getting to Know Him

  • Mark 1:35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.
  • Matthew 4:4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
  • 1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • 2 Corinthians 13:14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

God, Jesus and Holy Spirit are One. They are wonderful and they love you. James 4:8 tells you to come near to God and He will come near to you. God is always as close as you want Him to be. You get to know God by spending time in His Word reading what He inspired through His Spirit. This will tell you what He thinks, what His promises are, what He needs and wants from you, etc. You also have prayer, which should be a two-way communication with God. You get to share your heart but you also give Him the time and attention to hear His. You have the privilege of hearing from God Himself as His child. Praise and worship allow for intimacy with the Father as well. This usually is through words directed at Him to bless His heart. He can reveal Himself to you in those times. Praying in the Spirit is direct communication with Him so it’s a wonderful way to get to know Him. Your spirit should be more sensitive to Him while you’re praying this way. Obedience to His Word and to the leading of His Spirit will pave the way to a deeper relationship with Him.

How to get to know Him more:
  1. Spend time in the Word daily to know the instructions and directives your Father has given you. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16).
  2. Spend time in prayer talking to Him and also listening to Him. It was never meant to be a one-way conversation. Listen for His still small voice inside you.
  3. Thank Him, praise Him and worship Him. Psalm 100:4 says to enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. As you spend time in worship, He’ll reveal Himself to you.
  4. Spend time with the Holy Spirit and praying in the Spirit. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom (2 Corinthians 3:17).
  5. Be attentive to the Spirit’s leading in your everyday life and obey Him. You’ll also get a more profound knowledge of God’s heart and His ways.

Call to action:
Start your day right by spending time with God. Get to know Him and develop your trust in Him. Know that you can fellowship with Him all day long and involve Him in every area of your life.