Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Learn to Know!

1 Chronicles 28:9 ~ And Solomon, my son, learn to know the God of your ancestors intimately. Worship and serve him with you whole heart and a willing mind. For the LORD sees every heart and knows every plan and thought.

Wise words shared from a father to a son. Do you ever wonder how many parents know days would share thoughts about God stuff with their children? I wish we knew how many truly talked about God things. It is a very intimate conversation to have, much like the one between an individual and Our Heavenly Father. Children would know whether you were being real or not, so that is huge to have this conversation, just like God knows when we are real!

All of things were flowing through my mind this morning about our world being a much better place, if we talked to young people more about God! The God talks don't have to be dull or lifeless after all He isn't! Why don't we make it exciting talking about have you ever given any thought to how God did this or that? Or look what He did here? Or how do you think this happened? A faith adventure rather than a yeah, yeah, yeah!

Such wise words, know the God of your ancestors intimately. If we don't know God, then we aren't truly serving Him. Or better said maybe that we are sincerely serving Him. It may come from that longing deep in our souls, but its not from our relationship with Him. To know in the original Hebrew meant to find out, learn, perceive. For any of us to do this we must spend time with Him. It's not once a week for a couple of hours and through the preachers words only! Nope, we must do something for our selves!

The next verse tells us Worship and serve with your whole heart and a willing mind. Whole here in original Hebrew is el# which mean perfect, safe, complete heart and a upx - desire, delight in, willing mind. Don't you love this? I do!

I have to close with the verse about the Lord seeing and knowing anyway about our thoughts and plans! Why does this always surprise us? Why do we think we are hiding something from God? Why do we think we might sneak this one thing by Him? I always have to laugh at myself when I realize that I am doing this! Yes, I think we all do, but maybe I'm alone in this one. Anyway, I get it more each day just how much I still have to learn about just how big OUR SAVIOR IS!!! Thank Goodness He is way bigger than any of us are able to comprehend!!!

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

Wonderful advice from a father to a son! That is eternal, everlasting. That is advice for the soul! "Get to know the God of your ancestors intimately."