The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being. – Hebrews 1:3
Nobody gets to know God in an instant. People who know Jesus fully set their hearts on seriously seeking and knowing Him. They have a heart-set, mind-set, and time-set in step with ‘It is all about Jesus’. They make it their highest priority to intimately love God, to personally engage with Him, to purposefully meditate on Him. They spend their lives loving, knowing, following, and obeying Him!
Knowing Jesus is not intellect based but intimacy based. Not Biblical academics based, but affection and application based. Knowing Jesus is not emotion based, but revelation and relationship based. One cannot know Jesus without intimately,personally loving Him. There are no greater rewards on earth than knowing God personally, intimately, experientially. ‘Anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.’ – Hebrews 11:6.
Your perspective of God determines your perspective of everything else. A wrong God perspective will lead to a wrong life perspective. A wrong God perspective leads to wrong thoughts, attitudes, and actions. Therefore an appropriate knowledge of God is the most crucial aspect of your life!
Our knowledge of God is the foundation on which we stand. Rightly knowing God is the foundation on which all of our Christ lives are to be built. Christians are supposed to live by God self, ever living by who God is. But how can we if we do not really know God? It should be common sense that a poor knowledge of God will result in a flimsy, fleshy Christianity. As Christians we can only stand by – and be strong by – our knowledge of God as per Holy Spirit revelation based on God’s Word.
Truly, lovingly knowing Jesus leads to a state of fully resting in Jesus. People who know Jesus are characterized by a passion for Him, wholly relying on Him, fully relaxing in Him, always rejoicing in Him. They consciously live in the presence and power of Jesus self. They contently live in promises, practices and productivity of Jesus. They calmly live in the provision, protection and peace of Jesus.
‘Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.’ – John 21:25.
Obviously Christ’s Being is infinitely greater than His immeasurable doing. How much then could be written about the Being of Christ? Probably the whole universe would not be able to contain the books that could be written about the Being of Christ! Therefore this Love Driven Life Bible study guide is a mere introduction to the Being of our Lord God Jesus, and how His Being should impact all of our doing. All of our heart, soul, mind, talking and operating need to be brought in line with Who our God is!
Holy Spirit please compel us to set aside sufficient quality time to delve deep into every aspect of God. ‘His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.’ – 2 Peter 1:3, emphasis added.
Do you really want to know Jesus intimately? Why? What are you going to do to know God appropriately? Write Your answers in the comment box..