Friday, December 15, 2000
"Thus saith the LORD, Let
not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty
man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his
riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he
understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which
exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the
earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD."
It is so easy to get caught up
in what wonderful things we do for the Lord . . . how
wonderful we are . . . what good Christians we are. One of the
biggest stumbling blocks the enemy places before us is
"US"! He makes it so easy to pat ourselves on the
back and say, "Well Done!" But God's ways are much
different . . . He's very plain when He says, "If man is
going to glory in anything, let him glory in this -- that he
understands Me and knows Me!"
What is it to "know
God?" It is to have a relationship with Him wherein you
walk with Him, you talk with Him, you trust Him, you learn
from Him, He becomes your best friend, you go no where without
Him! You live with Him moment by moment, learning more of Him
as each minute passes. You begin to know His thoughts, to know
His ways . . . to know His heart!
Do you "know" God
today? Or, are you saved but not in relationship with Him?
Make it a priority in your life to get to know Him more day by
day until you can say, "I understand Him and know
Him" according to today's verse . . . when the object of
your boasting turns from you to Him . . . and Him alone!
Dear Father, my heart longs to
know You more, to love You more, to walk in right relationship
with You! Father, forgive me for being so aware of ME and so
NOT aware of You! Help me to see Your face, Your hand, Your
leading everywhere I go and in everything I face so I can say
beyond a shadow of a doubt that I KNOW YOU INTIMATELY!
"And He walks with me and
He talks with me, and He tells me I am His own!"
This is my heart's desire . . .
to know You in such a way that I feel Your presence with each
breath I take! Amen!