Knowing God

Wednesday, Oct. 29

“The main thing God does is show us Who He is.”—Dean Van Vliet. My cousin, Dean, has lived a full life serving God, mostly in Papua New Guinea. He learned a lot during those years and by his own testimony the truth quoted here came later on in his life. This has been true of my life, too. The first main thing God did with both of us was to straighten out a few kinks in our doctrine. The second thing was a commitment to serve God, to make Him the Lord of our lives. But the third thing—and most important one—was to know and love God. Above all else, He wants our fellowship. That’s why He created man in the first place. I firmly believe that God is more interested in my knowing Him than anything I do for Him. I have a lot to learn about God, but the glimpses I’ve had in my later years makes me yearn for a greater understanding. Knowing God is bigger than knowing about salvation and my eternal destiny. It is bigger than living a moral life. It is bigger than being a good servant. It is bigger than bearing fruit. This world will come to an end and there will be no need to preach the gospel, no more fruit to harvest, no longer a struggle with morality. But I will always have God and I will spend eternity getting to know Him better. If you haven’t grasped the importance of that yet, you’re missing out. I Cor. 13:12. “Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” My future with Him is exciting to think about.

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