The Mystery of Christ
By: Kristen L. McNulty
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Do you know who Jesus Christ is? I mean, do you really know who Jesus Christ is?
Most of us can recite the basics at lightning speed: son of God, saviour of the world, born in a manger, died on a cross, rose again. But do you really know Him?
You see there's much more to a relationship with God than knowing His biography. Reading someone's biography and knowing the details of their life, isn't the same thing as knowing them. Where biographies are factual, relationships are personal. So I ask again, do you know Him?
We are so privileged to be able to approach God as a Father and Friend. But I fear that all too often we take advantage of it, or don't take God up on it. We go to church, read a couple verses, then go about our days without invite Him along for the journey.
God is so much more than we make Him out to be. In fact, He's probably the biggest mystery that there is. But He's made Himself available to know. And you can know Him.
You can get to know His likes and dislikes. His plans and His purposes. No, we'll never fully understand Him, to do so would mean we'd have to be gods ourselves. But we can start to unravel the mystery.
In 1 Chronicles 28 King David is recorded as saying: “And Solomon, my son, get to know the God of your ancestors. Worship and serve him with your whole heart and with a willing mind. For the Lord sees every heart and understands and knows every plan and thought. If you seek him, you will find him.”
What an amazing promise! If you seek Him, you will find Him. God hasn't made Himself far removed. In fact, He's done just the opposite. So I ask again, do you know Him?
If not, it's not too late to start the journey. Or to resume the journey if you've fallen away for a while. And the key is in that verse I read to you earlier, if we seek Him, we will find Him!
So start seeking. Wake up in the morning and invite Him to be a part of your day. Stop for still moments throughout the busy day and allow Him to speak to you through His Word. As King David said- get to know the God of your ancestors. Worship and service Him with your whole heart and with a willing mind. Because God sees your heart and knows every plan and thought. And if you seek this God, you will find Him.
This devotional was aired as a part of the Making A Difference Christian Radio Show.