Musings on God’s Word
That means we have to move beyond an awareness or knowledge about our Savior and Lord. As our relationship grows we need to better understand His character AND notice God’s presence and work in our lives.
God wants us to know him and He emphasizes the importance of knowing Him.
Jeremiah 9: 23-24
- God the Father declares Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches;
- But let him who glories glory in this. That he understands and knows Me, That I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the Lord.
God’s desire is for each believer to know him intimately in all his attributes.
- “Now this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
I mentioned at the beginning that the only way to really get to know our friends, even family members and fellow Christians is to spend time, one on one with them asking questions and listening.
That applies to our relationship with Jesus our Saviour and God our Father. Someone said to me recently they had trouble finding the Old Testament understandable and relevant. This scripture in Jeremiah is a great example of how relevant the Old Testament is to modern day Christians.
Jeremiah 29: 11-13
- “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope,
- Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
- And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
So there is the secret to knowing God. “pray and then listen”, seek with all your heart and you will find Him. That should be our efforts to know God if we diligently seek Him in prayer, seek Him in the scriptures and spend time with Him.
I would also add to spend time (as much as possible) with fellow Christians. Get to know them as people who are like minded. We are still all different but in Christ’s eyes we are common and at the same time special.
Matthew 6: 31-34 reminds us to seek God in all aspects of life. The more we seek the more we find.
- Therefore, do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink? or ‘What shall we wear?’
- “For all these things the Gentiles “unsaved” seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
- “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you.
- “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
In conclusion, spend time with God in Prayer. Spend time reading scripture so you will get to know God in this way. May I add, spend time with fellow Christians to get to know them as people in order to better understand how we all function as individuals. Our history, our family upbringings, and our experiences all shape us as to who we are today. Better yet, let God shape us into the individuals He would have us be. God bless each one of you as you spend that time getting to know God better and each other better.
When: Sunday June 25, 2023
09:00 am Breaking of Bread
10:15 am Fellowship Time
11:00 am Family Bible Hour
Speaker: Chet McArthur
All matters pertaining to the building are now completed and paid for.
There are only two things to consider for the future.
- what to do with the lawned area at the front of the chapel.
- Needs to be drought tolerant, labor free and vandal proof as well as appropriate looking.
- whether or not to consider putting something in the centre space on the front wall of the chapel.
- A couple of suggestions have been a plain simple wooden cross or “JESUS IS LORD in the form of a cross.
- Any thoughts please share.
God’s Richest Blessing on you allJACK PEAKE