“…but the people who know their God shall prove themselves strong and shall stand firm and do exploits [for God].” Daniel 11:32 (Amplified)
The Bible is filled with countless stories in which God used regular ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things. And as we see the day of the Lord’s return soon approaching, we will see more great things that will baffle all that look upon our lives. They will know that we had nothing to do with it. God has great things in store for your life, but how will He bring these great things about? It will be as a result of your personal relationship with the Lord.
One morning while in prayer God began to speak and communicate His desire for His people to walk with a constant awareness of Him. Knowing Him is to know His character, to know His nature, His love, His Word, His voice, His leading. He wants us to get to know Him better and to deepen our knowledge of how He operates. The Apostle Paul said it best after he had experienced everything this life had to offer, he wanted nothing more than to know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings.
He wanted to know Christ.
Examine the current state of your relationship with God. Ask yourself, how well do I know Him? How well can I distinguish His voice from all others?
How well do I know His love for me? How much of time and attention am I giving to Him and His Word? Is my relationship with God the most important relationship in my life? If you want to be used to do great and mighty things in this world, if you desire to make a difference, you must yield to God and be in constant pursuit of Him, never thinking for one minute that you know all there is to know about Him. God’s wisdom is infinite and there is so much more He wants to reveal to you. “Call upon Me and I will answer you” He says, “and will show you great and mighty things you did not know.”
Prayer: Father God, thank You for the relationship I have with You. It is the most important relationship in my life. Help me to get to know You better. You may have shown me many things, but I believe there is so much more You want to reveal to me. Keep my mind and my heart fixed on You. No matter how many distractions come my way, let nothing keep me from actively pursuing You. No matter how much You promote and increase me, let nothing take Your place in my life. I call on You and I trust You will answer me and show me great and mighty things I never knew. Fill me with wisdom and strength. Work in me and through me for Your glory alone. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read Philippians 3:10; Jeremiah 33:3)