“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 (NIV)
Do you want to know me? Do you want to know my will? Do you want to walk in my ways? Do you want to live a life that is pleasing to me? Yes Lord, I want to know you. Knowing you is the desire of my heart. Knowing you is the passion and pursuit of my life. There is no place I would rather be than in your presence. There is nothing I would rather do than your will. In every way and on every day, I want to live a life that is pleasing to you. So, yes, I want to walk in your ways. That is very good.
What must I do if I want to know you? That is a very good question with a very simple answer that I will not answer for you. Why is that? You already know the answer to your question. So, let me hear your answer. I must seek you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. When I earnestly seek you, I will surely find you. When I draw near to you, you will most certainly draw near to me. That’s right. How do you know that? This is a promise from your word. Yes, it is. I can hold on to this promise, knowing with certainty that it will come to pass when I earnestly seek you. That’s true.
What will earnestly seeking me look like? How will you go about seeking me with all your heart and mind and soul and strength? How and when and where will you draw near to me? It is very important for me to answer these questions with specific details. Yes, it is. I must not pass by these questions without answering them. That’s right. Why is that? If I don’t set a specific time and place to meet with you it will never happen. If I don’t make meeting with you an absolute priority it will never happen. That’s true, why is that? Life gets busy. Life is noisy. The hustle and bustle of one day will become a week. A week will become a month. A month will become a year. Finally, years will become a life. I don’t want my whole life to race by without making it my pattern and practice and priority to meet with you every day. No, you don’t.
What do you want? I want to draw near to you. I want to rest in your presence. I want to hear everything you have to say to me. I want to be taught and trained by you. I want to be guarded and guided by you. I want to know your will and walk in your ways. I want to know you intimately. I want you to know me intimately. I want to live my life with and for you. That is my prayer. That is the desire of my heart. Do you believe that I will hear and answer this prayer and desire of your heart? Yes, I do. That is very good. Yes, I will.
Father, thank you for bringing me into this place of quietness and rest before with you. I know that it is here that I will begin to know and exalt you in my life. I will keep coming. Fan the flame of desire in my heart to know you. Amen
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