God Wants to Know You

“And in Your book they all were written, IMG_2119
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.”
-Psalm 139:16

I have a book that contains a chart for renouncing lies about our Father God and receiving truth about who He really is.* I made this part of my Bible study time this year.   Over the next several blog posts, I’d like to share with you some truths I’ve gleaned during my studies. One of the listed lies to renounce is that God is distant and disinterested. The call is then to receive the truth that God is intimate and involved.

God is not distant or disinterested; He is intimate and involved in your life. This means that God knows everything about you. Everything. It also means that He loves you just the way you are and He cares about you deeply. He cares about the details of your life.

In Psalm 139, King David expresses,

“O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways” (v. 1-3, emphasis mine).

The word “know” here is the Hebrew word, yada. Yada means to know by observation, reflection and experience. God knows your thoughts, weaknesses, sins, struggles, abilities, talents, and strengths. He knows everything about you. And He is absolutely committed to you in love.

I think that many of us struggle at times with the feeling that God is not as involved in our lives as we’d like Him to be. Does He really care about the details? You’ve probably heard the phrase, “the devil is in the details.” I don’t know exactly where that phrase originates, but I think it comes from the feeling that the daily, nitty-gritty details of our lives can be frustrating at times. In our fallen world, sometimes it seems like if something can go wrong, it will! But is God also involved in the details? Is He, in fact, intimate and involved? I believe the answer is Yes, but I think there’s a reason we may not experience His intimate involvement as much as we’d like to.

God wants to be more intimate and involved in your life than you may realize, but He may be waiting for an invitation. Just because God knows everything about you, does not mean that He knows you relationally. God knows everything about each person on this planet, but millions of people are not close to God. Thus, they are not experiencing the blessings that come in relationship with Him.

As the creator, of course God knows every aspect of your life and soul. But it is not until you open your heart to Him that your experience with Him becomes a personal and fruitful relationship. Such relationship is one that is based on trust.

Proverbs 3:5-6 states,

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths” (emphasis mine).

The word “acknowledge” here is also yada. God knows you and, in turn, He calls you to know Him intimately. Do you know Him? The promise is that if you will seek to know Him, He will direct your paths. God is not demanding a perfect trust, but He seeks a heart which sincerely seeks after Him.

Indeed, God is not distant or disinterested; He is intimate and involved. He wants to be even more involved. But He is more personally and intimately involved in the lives of those who are seeking to walk closely with Him. As we seek Him, He makes Himself known to us in greater and more personal ways. We develop an intimacy with Him that affects every aspect of our existence.

Meditation Scripture for Today:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
-Proverbs 3:5-6

*Breaking the Bondage of Legalism by Neil T. Anderson, Rich Miller and Paul Travis

2 thoughts on “God Wants to Know You

  1. “God is not demanding a perfect trust, but He seeks a heart which sincerely seeks after Him;” this is a great reminder of how My Father is so gracious, loving and patient with me! And that I don’t need to condemn myself. I needed this word for today. Thank you!!

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