But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.”
(Matthew 14: 27)
That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.
When Jesus’ disciples saw him walking upon the sea, they thought it was a spirit. They had a vague picture of Him. They had no distinct perception of their Master. They were close to Jesus, but it seemed that their understanding of Him was not precise enough. They knew Jesus, but when He walked on the sea, they couldn’t recognize Him.
Friend, God does not intend that you see Him as a spirit that cannot be reached; God does not want you to see Him as a vague person who cannot be effectively related with; He does not want your knowledge of Him to be hazy; He does not want you to relate with Him without having a good recognition of Him.
God desires deep intimacy with you; He wants you to know Him personally for who He is; He wants you to know Him in spirit and in truth; He wants your knowledge of Him to be insightful and clear; God wants you to know Him as a person who has feelings and wants attention too, just like everyone does.
Know God as One who can share in your grief; know Him as One you can confide in through prayers; know Him as One who cares about your struggles and pains; know Him as One who is interested in who you are and who you become; know Him as One who loves you and cherishes His relationship with you.
If you treat God shabbily, be careful, He won’t be impressed by your shabby treatment. If you have no time to speak to Him, and if you care less about spending time alone with Him, you are making a grievous mistake that can take your destiny down the drains.
In Philippians 3:10, Apostle Paul said: “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death”
Pray With Me: Lord, help me to know You more, in Jesus’ name!
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