Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Growing in Knowing

This morning, I was doing some "warm up worship."  That's when I'm feeling a little out of touch and don't know where to go with my morning quiet time, and I open the worship songbook and start playing and singing through the songs.  I was singing "The greatest thing in all my life is knowing You- I want to know you more..." and I was praying those words with all my heart.  I want to know God better- to be growing in knowing...  But sometimes I don't know how to do that.  While I was humming through the song, I felt the Lord speaking to my longing heart.

Sometimes the way I can know Him more is just by doing what I supposed to do each day- living the life He has called me to live, filled with my daily activities; in those things, He is with me.  And so as I pull a few weeds in my garden, as I write some words in my notebook, as I teach my children, fold the laundry, wash the dishes- in other words, as I live my life- He helps me to know Him more.  "In Him we live, and move, and have our being...."  (Acts 17:28)

Sometimes- okay, probably most of the time- I make this relationship harder than it needs to be.  He loves me even more than I love Him- when will I get that?  So today, while I go about my living, I will remember that He is with me, and trust Him to help me know Him more, revealing Himself through my living, unfolding the Word in my ordinary obedience.