How well do I know God?
I must confess—not as well as I’d like to and not as well as I should. Other things (and people) seem to crowd out my time with God. Why is that? Is it because I’m afraid to spend time with him? Am I too busy? I’ll admit, most of the time other duties and priorities seem to take preeminence. Yet, I know, that when I do take the time and spend in the Word and in prayer that He more than makes up that time for me.
Oh, that we might know the Lord!
Let us press on to know him.
He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn
or the coming of rains in early spring.” (NLT)
Yes, let us know (recognize, be acquainted with, and understand) Him; let us be zealous to know the Lord [to appreciate, give heed to, and cherish Him]. His going forth is prepared and certain as the dawn, and He will come to us as the [heavy] rain, as the latter rain that waters the earth. (Amplified)
Let us acknowledge the LORD;
let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises,
he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth.” (NIV)