John 8:31-32 (AMP) 31 So Jesus said to those Jews who had believed in Him, If you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My disciples. 32 And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.
Most of us think we know more than what we really do. When we think we know more than we do then we are not open to learning anything. Just because we have heard something, it does not mean we know it. There’s varying degrees of knowing. There’s head knowledge and revelation knowledge. Revelation knowledge is knowledge that has become part of your behavior because you not only have head-knowledge but you understand how to use that knowledge and apply it to your life.
When we really know the love of God we do not question the circumstances when they are not the way we think they should be. When we think we know about God’s love then we may question if His plan is the best plan for our lives. God knows what is best for us and we must trust that. Once we truly know and understand His love for us then accepting that He knows better will be easier for us.
Daily we take in all kinds of knowledge but we really don’t absorb that knowledge well. When we really know something, it is worked into our behavior and becomes part of our lives. Our bible can look like a coloring book but it does not mean we are able to apply that highlighted knowledge to our everyday living. The best way for something to become a revelation and part of our everyday life is if we study the highlighted portions of our bible over and over until it is engrained in our everyday lives.
We have to be careful not to water down what the bible says so much that it means nothing to us. The devil will do everything He can to deceive us from doing what is right. Pray every day to not be deceived so you can ascertain the truth – the word of God from the bible rather than what man believes. It is possible to have religion without having a personal relationship with God. Church is great, but we need to be careful not to lose our personal relationship with God in the midst of man-made religion. If we do not show the love of God in our behavior everyday then we may need to question ourselves on why we are attending church – to impress others, to impress ourselves, or to continually strive for continued revelation of God’s word.
Psalm 25:14 (AMP) 14 The secret [of the sweet, satisfying companionship] of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Him, and He will show them His covenant and reveal to them its [deep, inner] meaning.
If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:
Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen