What does it mean to know God?

“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well.”— John 14:6-7

A kindergarten teacher once told her students to draw a picture of what was important to them. In the back of the room little Johnny began to labor over his drawing. Everybody finished and handed in their picture, except for Johnny.

The teacher graciously walked back and put her arm around Johnny’s shoulder and said, “Johnny, what are you drawing?” Without stopping his work or looking up, Johnny replied, “I’m drawing God.” “But, Johnny,” the teacher said gently, “no one knows what God looks like.” He answered confidently, “They will when I’m through.

You may not be able to draw a picture of what God looks like, but it’s your privilege through Christ to know Him completely. God is not distant or obscure, because Jesus has made Him known – and in Christ’s name the God of the universe has become your Father.

Are you enjoying this intimacy with your Father in heaven? Are you seizing the privilege of knowing Him that Jesus has made available to you?

Too many Christians fail to embrace the life God created them to enjoy because they fail to embrace God as Father. 

So claim your place in God’s family today. Rejoice in your adoption, and move forward in the power and security of knowing that you’re a child of the King!

Prayer Challenge

Ask God to draw you into a deeper intimacy with Him. Pray He would reveal Himself to you more and more every day.

Questions for thought

Have you ever thought of yourself as God’s beloved child?

How might knowing you’re a child of God affect the way you respond to difficult situations in life?