If you want to become close to someone, do you reach out by ignoring them? Do you talk to others, or do you talk with them? Many people say they believe in Jesus; some will even shout it from the rooftops, yet few truly spend time getting to know our savior. Jesus is the Word and has been with us since before creation.
When I speak of knowing Jesus, I’m not talking about feelings, like listening to music, watching a movie, or something that makes us emotional. No, I’m talking about getting to know Jesus through His Father, His life, His Words, His message and, His example. I’m talking about getting to know God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit through the God-breathed words of Scripture.
Ever had a best friend? (I hope you have) How did they become your best friend? Was it because other people kept telling you about them, or was it because you personally spent time with them and got to know them?
Personally, spending time with someone is when we truly get to know them rather than just what others think of them. So, likewise, God’s living Word is how we get to know God. As we spend time in those inspired God-breathed words, we draw closer to God, and He Draws closer to us.
8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.. James 4:8
If we are in His word daily, it’s only natural to reflect in our daily conversations and how we conduct our lives. Is He?
What an opportunity we have to have Jesus as our best friend!
- 1 John 4:8-19 (Love Love Love)
- Romans 5:8 (showed His Loves for us)
- 1 John 3:16 (Laid down his life for us)
- James 4:8 (Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you)
- John 1:1-17 (Jesus was with God in the beginning)
- 2 Timothy 2:15 (Do your best and study)