GOOD NEWS ABOUT KNOWING GOD
John 4:39-43 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. And because of his words many more became believers. They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.” After the two days he left for Galilee.
PERCEPTION // What I see/hear God saying/doing:
Listening to others talk about You is just a beginning. My relationship with You requires that I “believe” because of what You say directly to me. Individual encounters. You to me and me to You. And that this may take some time. Two days for the Samaritans. Time from You and time from me.
PLAN // What I am going to do about it:
I am going to get alone with You. Then I’m going to pick out a verse of Scripture, just one verse, read it to You and then ask You for Your thoughts about it. I will write down whatever I think You say and then, later, ask a trusted Christian friend if they think that came from You. I will do this for five consecutive days.
PRAYER // Seal the deal:
Jesus, I want to know You, not just what others know about You but YOU. I will give You some private time. Please meet me there. Please let me know You more.