Do you know your husband’s face? Your mother’s hands? Your grandfather’s voice?
This adorable video shows how children memorize their mother’s features:
What about your loved ones’ preferences? Do you know what they are allergic too, what they colors they like, the phrases they say often? If you think about it, do you know what’s important to your best friends?
Chances are, you do.
When you love someone, you want to know them inside and out.
We can get to know God so well as we know our loved ones. We can see and hear from God through His Word.
If ever you’ve needed a reason, though you know you love God, to get into His Word, remember what His Word is to us:
His face full of features to memorize. His hand to hold. His voice to recognize and cherish. A sharing of His preferences, dislikes, and values. The chance to learn about what He loves and what matters to Him.
Do you want to know Him better?
In Abide in Christ, Andrew Murray explains: “man seeks the knowledge first, and often, alas, never gets beyond it” (pg 62.) He goes on further, describing in essence that we like to know about God, but we often miss out on getting to know God Himself.
His Word is for both: knowing about Him, and knowing Him.
My friend Michele describes how memorizing Scripture is about memorizing the mind of God. Yes, in His Word God reveals Himself to us. When we memorize His Word, we memorize much of God Himself. Just the way we do anyone we love.
Just think! How much closer are we to the Lord when we ask Him how He feels about things and what’s going on with His plans?
What a precious gift our God is so relatable and relational.
Find a plan, or just dive in a little each day.
Carry His Word with you.
Tuck verses into your pockets.
Delve into time with Him- letting Him speak through His Word- with your loved ones.
Read a book in the Bible you haven’t before.
Choose a study version with notes.
Pause and memorize a verse that strikes you.
Write it someplace you’ll see it again and again.
Turn to His Word before making decisions.
When questions arise, consult the Lord’s Word in prayer. Ask what God says.
Spend time getting to know Him.
This is the God we get to spend forever with. Our reward in heaven is first and foremost just that: being together with God!
Why wait to begin?
We have a God who, knowing us completely, also loves to be known by us.
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