My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:1-6 (NIV)
Do you want to know me? How well do you want to know me? What would you be willing to do to try to know me more intimately? Yes, I want to know you. Nothing is more important to me than to come to know you more intimately. I would be willing to do anything to come to know you more intimately. Give me some examples of what you would do or are doing because you want to know me more intimately. I am meeting with you in prayer. I have been quieting myself before you so that I will be able to hear from you. I am inclining my ear to you. I am listening attentively to you. I have treasured whatever you have had to say to me. I have been asking you for wisdom, insight and understanding. Yes, you have. That is very good. I am meeting with you in your word. Your word is more valuable to me than any hidden treasure. I am storing up your word in my heart. I am letting your word dwell in me richly. I am putting your word into practice. I know that you have been using your word to change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life. You have been using your word to mold and shape me. You have been guiding and guarding my life by your word. Yes, I have been using my word in your life in these ways. I have been going and doing what you have asked of me. I have been allowing you to work in and through me. It has been my goal to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. I want to be used by you. I am at your service. I know that I have been coming to know you more intimately as I have followed and served you. Yes, you have. That is very good. I have been allowing you to examine my life. I have been confessing my sins to you. I know that I have received your forgiveness. I have been allowing you to change the thoughts of my mind, words of my mouth and deeds of my life. Yes, you have. That is very good.
Have I done all these things perfectly? Have I loved and followed and served you completely? Have I always been filled with passion to live the life you have called me to live? No, I have fallen short. But I know you are with me to help me to come to know and love and follow and serve you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. Yes, I am. Keep on seeking me. Yes, I will. That is very good.
Lord, I want to come to know you. I want to live and walk in an intimate relationship with you. I want to have your wisdom and insight and understanding. I will listen carefully to you. I will store up your word in my heart. Guide and guard my life by your word. Amen
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