Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Knowing God Pt. 2

"How can we turn our knowledge about God into knowledge of God? The rule for doing this is simple but demanding. It is that we turn each truth that we learn about God into matter for meditation before God, leading to prayer and praise to God." Knowing God pg 23

We must take the truths of God from Scripture and pray over them, and ponder them. When we rise up, when we lay down, as we eat, as we sit in the living room, and for me, one of the privileges of being a pastor is that I can sit in my office and meditate on the truths of God.
When we do not spend time in the word, and do not know the many truths about God revealed to us, it will be impossible to meditate on God in our normal everyday life. The more we know about God and the more we ponder who He is and what He has done and is doing, the more we will be blown away by how the world functions and how we see His hand in everything-leading us to prayer and praise. Worship.

Here is a thought for you to meditate on today.

"There was a man, sent from God whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the light, that all through Him might believe." John 1:6-7

As you ponder this, consider that God uses men to bear witness of Christ and so that other men will believe in Him. How is your witness? Is your life characterized by light or darkness? Things of God or things of the world? Pride or humility?

1 comment:

Josh Gelatt said...

It is also better to read fewer books better (and over and over), than to simply read lots of books.