I Want To Know You, Lord

“And Moses said unto the Lord, See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight. Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people…” (Exod. 33:12,13).

This morning as I sat down to study the Word and prepare myself for the day, I found myself asking, “Who are You, Father?” I was not asking because I do not have a relationship with God, but because of something I was reading. It stated in Joshua 3:10, “…Hereby ye shall know that the living God is among you…”, and the commentary I was reading explained that the original text states, “…God, the Living One…” When I read this, I cross referenced a couple of verses and found the same rendering in Exodus 20:5, where it states, “…a jealous God…” This is literally translated in the original text as, “God, the Jealous One…”

After reading this, many thoughts such as, “God, the Righteous One”, “God, the Holy One”, “God, the Faithful One”, “God, the Healing One”, “God, the All-Sufficient One”…just to name a few. This led me to ask the question, “Who are you, Father?” Why? Because I felt this immediate and urgent desire to really know God in a new and different way. I felt this need to ask God to let me know Him in this way. What I know about Him and what I know based upon my experience with Him suddenly was not enough. I wanted more. I wanted to know Him more.

So this is where I am in my life presently. Therefore, if a shift becomes apparent in my writing, this will be the underlying reason for it. If I become transformed as a result of this experience, then everything about is going be transformed as well. This is a new reason for living. This is a new and exciting chapter of my life’s journey. I can feel Him drawing me closer…


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