How To Know God Personally – Part 3
In Part 1 and Part 2 we began to look into the question “How to know God personally” ? The Bible has many verses and some examples that clearly show that it is indeed possible to know God personally. And to have close fellowship with God and be His friend.
In Part 3 we will continue to look into God’s word to see how we can have the closest possible fellowship with God. And how to know God and be a personal friend of His.
How To Know God Personally ?
Another Person Who Knew God Personally And Was His Friend
David was another person who found that it is possible to know God personally. We all know that David was not a perfect man, and that he greatly sinned against God. But when he sinned against God, he confessed and repented.
Against You, You only, I have sinned And done what is evil in Your sight, So that You are justified when You speak And blameless when You judge… Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit. ” – Psalm 51:4,12
David possessed a quality that God desires in all of us. This quality leads to the blessing of knowing God personally and having close fellowship with Him. This quality helps to have the complete unity with God that He desires.
David Was Considered By God “A Man After His Own Heart”
“After He had removed him, He raised up David to be their king, concerning whom He also testified and said, “I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My heart , who will do all My will.” – Acts 13:22
David was a “man after God’s own heart”. David surrendered all to God and thus God was able to transform David’s heart. And God was able to replace David’s own desires, interests, priorities, passions, and will with His own. That is what we all need God to do if we are to be people “after God’s own heart”. If we want to know God personally and walk closely with Him, we will need God to change our hearts.
“You will make known to me the way of life. In Your presence is fullness of joy. In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.”- Psalm 16:11
David’s full surrender to God was a key to his close fellowship with God. And because David allowed God to transform him and his heart’s desires, interest, priorities, and passions, he was able to enjoy the blessings of his close fellowship with God.
In Part 4 we will finish looking into how to know God personally and have close fellowship with Him.
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This article was originally published by Kevin Bart at Pursuing Intimacy With God.