Monday, December 6, 2010

To Know Him...

I want to say a special hello to the women of Mt. Olive Evangelical Free Church this morning. It was such an honour to meet you and share my heart with you this weekend! Thank you for having me. I pray that I didn't get in the way of what God wanted you to hear from Him, but that His heart for you was communicated through the words I spoke.

Today, I'd like to encourage you to take the time to get to know Him more. More personally and more intimately - the way He knows us.

Do you build a friendship with the woman next door simply by wishing to become friends? Do you fall in love because you desire to be in love? No. If only it were that easy! But just as we develop human relationships by investing time and energy, so it is true of our relationship with God. There is only one way that we can come to know our God the way He has invited us to. We need to spend time with Him.

As we visited on Saturday morning, did you wonder, "How come some people seem to really "hear" from God? And why don't I?" Maybe you found yourself wishing, "I would love to know if I am where God wants me to be in life. How do I figure that out?" Perhaps you thought, "I wonder if I've ever really known God at all..."

The answer to all of those questions is the same... Spend time with Him. Every day. If we want to know God's heart, we need to read His Word (it's His love letter to you). We can share our joys and trials with Him through prayer. We seek out His guidance by taking time to be still and listen. And if we want to learn and grow, we need to stay closely connected to a church family.

The answer is deceptively simple, because I know how easy it is to let these spiritual practices slip. Life is busy, distractions are constant, and we are tired. I think that's why they're called practices - we need to work at them daily (kinda like how our mom's made us practice the piano when we were young). My prayer for you (and me) is that we will approach our relationships with God with renewed energy and commitment today, so that we might truly know Him.

In order to truly know God, we must acknowledge Him, recognize Him, and know Him by experience.
Acknowledge - Deuteronomy 4:39
Recognize - John 1:10
Experience - John 8:31 (Msg)

Thank you for visiting today, both to those of you who have been coming by for a while and to those who are here for the first time. I treasure your company. (Don't forget to leave a comment saying, "Hi!" so that I can thank God specifically for you and your friendship. All you have to do is click where it says, "__ shared their thoughts" at the bottom of this post, then follow the prompts.)

If you would like to take some time this week with God, pouring through His Word and meditating on His Names, feel free to download the Names of God for your personal use.

May you enjoy the treasure of an intimate friendship with God our Saviour, who came to earth as a human infant, so that we would not be alone in this cold world. Immanu El, God with Us.

Much love,


  1. hi, Hope you are doing well. I read what you have compiled together about God names it shows all the different parts or titles of God, a person could learn alot about God from what you have put together. There is one name missing. God revealed all himself in one name Jesus. God self expression. Hewbrew 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.He put on flesh so He could bring you and me back to Him self.John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh and dwelt amoung us( and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father)full of grace and truth. Colossians 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God.Col.1:17 He is before all things (eternal)The mystery of God (Christ) is that all the fullness of the Deity dwells in Christ. Colossians 2:9 is an explanation of Christs full deity.Jesus is the culmination of all the Old Testament names of God.It is the highest, most exalted name ever revealed to humanity.I can give you proof that Jesus fulfils all the eleven compound names of Jehovah.Jesus is the greek equivalent of the Hewbrew name rendered as Jehoshua(Numbers13:16), Jeshua (Ezra2:2) or Joshua(exodus 17:9)Both Acts 7:45 and Hewbrew 4:8 show that Jesus is the same name as Joshua. Jesus means Jehovah-Savior,This is why the angel said "And she shall bring forth a son,and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins."(Matthew 1:21) Whos people? Gods people!!!wow its God himself. The name of Jesus is the name of God that He promised to reveal when He said Therefore my people shall know my name (Isaiah 52:6)It is the one name of Zechariah 14:9 that encompasses and includes all the other names of God within its meaning.I could talk more but I must go now but please email me price.debra@hotmail .com or send me a message on face book talk to soon debra

  2. Thanks, Debra, for sharing.

    I guess I should have clarified for those who weren't at the brunch I spoke at on Saturday (I already told them this)...

    My list is by no means exhaustive. There are hundreds of other Names of God. The list I compiled was focussing on the OT Hebrew Names, and even at that was not complete. Rather, I searched for Names and prayed about which ones to include for that particular group of women.

    Thank you for adding to my incomplete list. :-)

    Bless you,

  3. Sorry, I do not think your list is incomplete I was trying to say who Jesus is. That God put all his names from the Old Testament together into the Name of Jesus.There is no other name like Jesus that why there is power in that Name.Jesus is God from the Old Testament He has come to Save us.Sorry that I wasnt clearer. Thanks Debra


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