Do you KNOW the Lord or do you know about him?
There are a great couple of verses towards the end of Job, where Job answers God. You see, Job’s troubles had an end and a purpose. The end result and purpose was to draw him closer to God. What the Devil intended for evil God turned into (rather, planned for) good. Anyways, Job has this revelation…
2 “I’m convinced: You can do anything and everything.
Nothing and no one can upset your plans.
3 You asked, ‘Who is this muddying the water,
ignorantly confusing the issue, second-guessing my purposes?’
I admit it. I was the one. I babbled on about things far beyond me,
made small talk about wonders way over my head.
4 You told me, ‘Listen, and let me do the talking.
Let me ask the questions. You give the answers.’
5 I admit I once lived by RUMOURS of you;
now I have it all FIRSTHAND — from MY OWN EYES AND EARS!
6 I’m sorry — forgive me. I’ll never do that again, I promise!
I’ll never again live on CRUSTS OF HEARSAY, CRUMBS OF RUMOUR.” THE MESSAGE
RUMOURS OF GOD or know God, CRUSTS OF HEARSAY or intimacy with the Living God, FIRSTHAND experience or second or third hand CRUMBS OF RUMOUR…
Each one of us needs to have this revelation with our OWN EYES AND EARS of the Father’s love FIRSTHAND.
2 Corinthians 4:6 says
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. NIV
Song of Solomon 4:16
16 Awake, north wind, and come, south wind!
Blow on my garden, that its fragrance may spread abroad .
Let my lover come into his garden and taste its choice fruits. NIV
Father, open my eyes and ears so that I can see your glory. My heart’s cry is to have deep intimacy with you. Remove any and every spiritual blockage in my life that hinders the eyes of my heart seeing and ears of my heart hearing your call to intimacy and rest in You, in Jesus name, AMEN