Knowing God

Knowing God. Knowing God as your Father.

This site exists so that you can know the truth of your identity, of who you are, chosen by God as His child.

Knowing God named Himself your Father and chose you as His child deepens your sense of who you are.

Knowing God loved you first makes it natural for you to love God in response.

Knowing God chose you first motivates you to choose God and to love God in return.

Knowing God reinforces the truth that God loves you — not for what you do, but for who you are.

Knowing God means that, in response, you determine to love God — not for what He does, but for Who He is.

It is not chance that you’ve found this site.

God, Who names Himself your Father, has waited your entire life for you to begin knowing Him for Who He is.

Throughout your life, your Father God has watched as others have told you their opinions ― and eternally-mistaken conclusions ― about His nature and character. Isn’t it time you begin knowing God based on His Word, not theirs?

Your eternity is established by your conclusions and your beliefs — not theirs.

Here, you’ll find thought-provoking daily posts which offer God’s Word [always in blue] so that you can begin knowing God through His Word, the Bible. Learn what He wants you to know about Who He is.

Your Father God wants you to experience and enjoy — yes, enjoy — relationship with Him.

Daily visit this site and begin knowing God as your Father. Experience and enjoy relationship with God. Today.
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Psalm 63:1-8
1O God, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You; my inner self thirsts for You, my flesh longs and is faint for You, in a dry and weary land where no water is. 2So I have looked upon You in the sanctuary to see Your power and Your glory. 3Because Your loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You. 4So will I bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your Name. 5My whole being shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips 6When I remember You upon my bed and meditate on You in the night watches. 7For You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings will I rejoice. 8My whole being follows hard after You and clings closely to You; Your right hand upholds me.

Psalm 28:7
7The Lord is my Strength and my [impenetrable] Shield; my heart trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song will I praise Him.

Psalm 4:3-8
3But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself [and given distinction to] him who is godly [the man of loving-kindness]. The Lord listens and heeds when I call to Him. 4Be angry [or stand in awe] and sin not; commune with your own hearts upon your beds and be silent (sorry for the things you say in your hearts). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! 5Offer just and right sacrifices; trust (lean on and be confident) in the Lord. 6Many say, Oh, that we might see some good! Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O Lord. 7You have put more joy and rejoicing in my heart than [they know] when their wheat and new wine have yielded abundantly. 8In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust.

Psalm 16:5-9
5The Lord is my chosen and assigned portion, my cup; You hold and maintain my lot. 6The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good heritage. 7I will bless the Lord, Who has given me counsel; yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons. 8I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 9Therefore my heart is glad and my glory [my inner self] rejoices; my body too shall rest and confidently dwell in safety,

Psalm 13:5-6
5But I have trusted, leaned on, and been confident in Your [God’s] mercy and loving-kindness; my heart shall rejoice and be in high spirits in Your salvation. 6I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me.

Over the next five days, we will look at around 30 Bible passages all having to do with the rejoicing, joy, hope and the vibrant life that your Father, God, desires for you.

In John 10:10, Jesus described satan’s mission ― “to steal and kill and destroy.”

Jesus then announced His mission: “I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).” The “they” Jesus is talking about in this verse includes you.

Your enemy, satan, wants to destroy your life, and if he cannot succeed in destroying you physically, he will do all he can ― especially through the tactics of fear ― to steal joy, peace, and hope from your life. Fear not only steals joy, peace, and hope, but it effectively dulls life.

The way to battle fear is to take your eyes off your circumstances and focus your attention on the One Who defeated satan for all of eternity ― Jesus.

When Jesus died, the Bible says that He triumphed over sin, sickness, death, and over all the powers of darkness. Jesus alone holds the keys to light, joy, hope, peace, all excellence, to vibrant life on this earth, and to the richer-than-can-be-imagined blessings of eternal life.

In other words, deep, deep joy is based on Jesus and on your attention to His triumph.

Jesus’ triumph ensured that John 15:11 can be true for you. In John 15:11, Jesus said: “I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing.”

This level of joy is God’s will for you, but it involves a decision on your part.

If you’d like to know more about the fullness of joy, the fullness of life, that Jesus offers, click on the link, which is appropriately named “Based On Him, Not Us.”

Psalm 116:7
7 Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.

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