Sports Spectrum Magazine Summer 2021

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional: Thursday, July 30

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” — Psalm 46:10 (ESV)

You Can Know God

God longs to be known by you. He longs for you to make time to simply seek His face and get to know His personality, the nature of His love, and the availability of His presence. You don’t have to live without a real, revelatory knowledge of God’s heart. You don’t have to live with the uncertainty of whether you are cared for, provided for and loved.

In the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, God proved His longing to be known by us. Jesus took on flesh not just so He could save and redeem us, but so He could usher in a better, truer revelation of who the Father is. In John 17:3 (ESV), Jesus says, “Now this is eternal life: that they know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.” And later in verse 26 Jesus prays to the Father, “I have made You known to them, and will continue to make You known in order that the love You have for Me may be in them and that I Myself may be in them.” Jesus came that we might know the love of the Father. He came that we might have communion — unhindered relationship with our Creator.

Through Jesus you’ve been granted eternal, real access to your Heavenly Father. And in the Holy Spirit you can search the deep places of God’s heart and grow in restored relationship with Him. First Corinthians 2:10-12 (ESV) says:

“For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.”

God has made the way for you to know His heart. You can know Him in infinitely deeper and more transformative ways than you can know even your best friend or spouse. The Holy Spirit, God Himself, dwells within you and longs to reveal the “deep things of God” to you.

All that’s left for you to do is have faith in God’s ability to reveal Himself when you seek Him and set aside time to know the heart of your Heavenly Father. May you make time to do exactly that today.

— Craig Denison, First 15

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