“…I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power towards us who believe…” Ephesians 1:16-19
This morning I was reflecting on this passage and I felt compelled to share it with the church. It’s a simple thought but a powerful thought. Knowing God does more than you realize. Jesus taught us in John 17:3, “Now this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you sent.” Paul is praying for the Ephesians that their eyes of their hearts would be opened/enlightened that they may know what they have in Christ, and when that happens, you discover that by Knowing God.
Let me quote Spurgeon, who said, “I go back to my home, many a time, mourning that I cannot preach my Master even as I know Him, and what I know of Him is very little compared with the matchlessness of His grace. Would that I knew more of Him, and that I could tell it out better!”
J.I. Packer in his book, Knowing God, says that those who know God have four characteristics: great energy for God, great thoughts of God, great boldness for God, and great contentment in God.
Let us pray that God will open our eyes that we may know Him better!
In what ways have you come to know God and how has that changed how you live?