Craving for God! 2
“Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” 2 Peter 1:2
God is the only one who knows us better; before our mother conceived us in her womb, we were never a stranger to Him. He is the only one who knows what we need in life. So, knowing Him means that we have access to his divine source that is beyond our understanding. That’s why He said, “I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.” (Proverbs 8:17).
Don’t forget that knowing God is the only way to know who you are and what you are called to be or capable of doing. I understand we all know that we are created in God’s image, but that is just a glimpse of how we are made up of the same image as everyone else. However, if we want to specifically know what God has given us as an individual, we must know beyond the image. The image is like a reflection in a mirror that identifies our identity, not our characteristics.
1 Corinthians 13:12 says, “Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.”
The characteristic we possessed is in God, not in the image. So, searching to know God more is like searching to find the missing piece of a life puzzle. Therefore, seeking to know God will lead you to discover who you truly are. It will lead you to understand your nature and what you should possess to become unique. For if you possess the qualities of God’s divine nature and continue to grow in them, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:8).
When you crave God’s presence, your ‘HOW’ to live life to the fullest will be revealed to you. As the genuine believer is convinced that nothing in this sinful world can fulfill the cravings and desires of their eternal soul, they anticipate their happiness from God as their part. So likewise, when faith and hope are most in exercise to your heart to know God, you will become more like Christ who came to the world with the purpose of God’s nature in Him. So, John 17:3 says, “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”
2 Peter 1:2; May the grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. Amen.