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Do you know what differentiates you as as a born -again believer and someone who does not acknowledge God in his/her life??
1.Your knowledge of who God is and
2.Knowing your real identity in Christ.
Without proper knowledge of these truths, you can hardly do and be what God envisioned you to be.The way you know God personally, will determine how strong you will be as a believer and how far you will do exploits in the name of Jesus. In Daniel 11:32 those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits. Just like Daniel, don’t sit down and limit God by your limited expectations,God is more than willing to work through you.On this post i will focus on scriptures and examples of ordinary people that allowed God to use them, in accomplishing their assignment here on Earth.
So, how do we become candidates to do great exploits for God??
1. We must yearn to know God more:-
It is possible to know much about God, His nature and attributes, and yet not know Him personally. The only way can know Him more, is first acknowledging His son Jesus Christ as our personal savior.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
So, from acknowledging Jesus as our personal savior, how do we really get to know Him more??
a) We get to know Him as we listen to Him speaking to us.When friends get together they talk and listen to one another, and thus they get to know one another.When we wait in the presence of God regularly, He speaks to us in and through His Word, and we hear His voice. In Luke 10:38-39 Mary sat at Jesus feet to listen to Him.
b) We get to know Him by speaking to Him. Fellowship is mutual; it is not a one-sided affair, and when we come into the presence of the Lord and open our hearts and our lips to Him we get to know Him. Psalms 55:16-17 As for me, I will call upon God, and the Lord shall save me. Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud,And He shall hear my voice. Daniel 6:10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days.
c) We get to know God by observing what He does and how He does it. This helps us to know Him gradually in our daily walk .Hosea 6:3, Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord His going forth is established as the morning;He will come to us like the rain, Like the latter and former rain to the earth.Peter 3:18. but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.
2. When we Acknowledge God in our lives we become strong
We should acknowledge God as our source of strength be it physically, spiritually or emotionally. The more we know Him the stronger we become. Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
And when we are strong, then what happens?
3. When we are strong in the Lord,we do exploits for Him here on earth:-
What is an exploit ?? it is a heroic deed of achievement, a great and daring feat. The Bible is full of illustrations of men and women who did exploits for God. Think of :-
Gideon and his 300 Judges 7:19-23
Samson Judges 14:5-6
Elijah on Carmel 1 Kings 18:36-39.
Elisha2 Kings 4
Peter and John Acts 3
I can go on and on listing out people that were crazy to walk in faith and do great exploits for God, due to there close relationship with God.
Benefits of Knowing God…..
1.Our confidence is built up :-
We have full assurance in God that despite the challenges we might face in life, we will endure and come out stronger and better
For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
2 Timothy 1:12.
For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to k23eep what I have committed to Him until that Day.
2.We overcome temptations and trials;-
In our quest of knowing God, we receive more power to overcome those things that are displeasing to Him
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
3.We become a pillar of encouragement to others ;-
But those who wait on the Lord,Shall renew their strength;They shall mount up with wings like eagles,They shall run and not be weary,They shall walk and not faint.
Stop measuring God’s unlimited power by your limited expectations.
Am excited about your future!!!