Writing this devotion caused me to think about the difference between others knowing God and knowing God for ourselves. It is a blessing to know that family members know God, but there is nothing like knowing God for ourselves. Some of us know about God, but we do not really know Him. Many know of His power, grace and love, but still do not know Him for themselves. We should all be able to say that we know that God has given each of us the opportunity to know Him for ourselves. When you know Him, you are assured that He knows you. He knows when we are right or when we are doing wrong, yet His love is there for us just the same. In John 17:3, we find these words:
“And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.”
Jesus prays that He may give eternal life to all who have believed in Him. When you know God, you know that nothing can separate you from Him, Knowing Christ, you can live a victorious life. In Philippians 4:13 we see that knowing God means that we “can do everything through Christ who gives [us] strength.” It is my prayer that we all learn to know God for ourselves today.