GETTING TO “KNOW” YOU
Philippians 3:10a “That I may “KNOW” him….”
Genesis 18:19a “For I “KNOW” him….”
It is so important to get to really “KNOW” someone ~ not just “KNOW” about someone, but to “KNOW” someone. “KNOW”ing about someone=impersonal knowledge “KNOW”ing someone=personal knowledge. There is an active element in getting to “KNOW” someone.
The communication between two people makes “KNOW”ing them meaningful. When you start a relationship with someone, you usually want to get to “KNOW” that person. “KNOW”ing someone takes time, takes EFFORT!! Just because someone tells you information about someone does not mean you “KNOW” him, you “KNOW” about him. To get to “KNOW” that person will take time and effort on your part.
When my husband and I met, we wanted to get to “KNOW” each other. We sought to “KNOW” one another ~ Psalms 119:10a “With my whole heart have I sought thee..” We communicated by phone, by text, by mail, by email, whatever means it took to talk and “KNOW” each other, we sought that means out. We truly got to “KNOW” each other. This should be like our relationship with the Lord. Do you “KNOW” the Lord? Do you seek to “KNOW” him? Do you make that effort to “KNOW” him? Praying and reading God’s Word are great ways to start to get to “KNOW” Him.
John 17:3 “And this is life eternal, that they might “KNOW” thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” I encourage you, get to “KNOW” the Lord. Oh how better your life will be. You’ll be so fulfilled. Do you “KNOW” someone who may be quiet or distant? Take the time out to get to “KNOW” that person. Deep inside, I’m sure they are not quiet at all. It may be once you start talking to them, they may never stop ~ that person may have just what you need to encourage you or help you out. A lot of times, it seems the one you’ve checked off your list, is just the one you need in your life. The one to encourage you or help you along in your life.
It’s like getting to “KNOW” the Lord, He’s ALL we need but you may never “KNOW” that until you take the time and effort to get to “KNOW” Him. I married a quiet man, or so I thought, until I got to “KNOW” him. I’m so glad I did . I can’t tell you how many times he’s helped me along the way, even before we got to “KNOW” each other. He’s a wealth of knowledge. The Lord has given to him because my husband sought to “KNOW” the Lord. He takes the time and the effort to “KNOW” Him.
So many people are too comfortable with their “circle” of people, it’s an inconvenience to try to get to “KNOW” other people. Often times the ones you don’t take the time to talk too, are the ones that could be the biggest blessing in your life. To get to “KNOW” someone you simply must take the time and effort to “KNOW” them. Start today. Get to “KNOW” the Lord, truly seek Him out. Make the effort to have a personal relationship with Him. Why not take a little extra time to get to “KNOW” that coworker, or the one who is always alone. You could just be what that person needs, and hey, that person could be just what you need. Always take the first step, get to “KNOW” people, get to “KNOW” Jesus. Proverbs 18:24 “A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly; and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”