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Does God Know You

If only we today could realize that a nation can rise no higher, can be no stronger and be no better than the individuals that compose that nation! If the world is bad, it is the people who are bad. If the world is confused, it is the people in the world who are confused. If this is a godless world, it is the people who are godless.

David realized this truth; and in wisdom, he concluded that he should start making things right in himself! “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties” (Psalm 139:23). Here was a wise confession on the part of a great leader, a humble admission that a nation’s sicknesses can be attributed to its spiritual ills. David turned his face to the altar of God. He prayed earnestly for God to begin the revival of his nation by kindling the fires of revival in his own heart. Not only did he pray that he might know God, but that God might know him.

If you feel that the same condition is of your nation or surrounding you as well, its not a right time to relax, but to ask the
Lord to heal the problem.

God Wants to Know You

It is amazing to me that the living God wants to have an intimate relationship with His children. The psalmist David wrote of God’s invitation to us, “Come and talk with me” (Psalm 27:8).

… When Jesus and His disciples visited Martha and Mary in Bethany, Mary sat at the Lord’s feet, but Martha was “distracted by the big dinner she was preparing” (Luke 10:40). When she confronted Jesus with her frustration over Mary’s lack of help, Jesus replied, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details. There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it and it will not be taken from her” (Luke 10:41-42).

In essence, Jesus teaches that the best thing, “the only thing worth being concerned about,” is sitting at His feet. What Martha was doing was good, but it was a distraction, and it was keeping her from the best. It is certainly not wrong to do good, but when the good competes with or keeps us from our devotional time with the Lord, then we must be sure that we choose the “one thing” that is best.

It is rather important to spend time with God more than any other priority. What is your priority?