You can know a person, or you can know about a person. The difference between knowing Jesus and knowing about Jesus is the difference between life and death.
My uncle died at the age of eighty-nine. He had memorized the entire book of John. He taught Sunday School all his adult life. He knew practically everything there is to know about Jesus. But all that time, all that energy spent on his knowledge of the Lord, my uncle was simply a spectator of the life of Jesus. Fortunately, two weeks before his death, my uncle gave his heart to Jesus Christ and made Him his own personal Lord. Now for him the Scripture rings true:
We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8).
We must know Jesus personally, not just all about Him. Our relationship with our Lord is intimate, personal, best friends forever. Remember that, because just like a physical friend, our relationship with Jesus can grow dim, distant, and we can lose track of who He is for us. He is our perfect everything with all the perfect answers for our lives. Plan to sit at His feet and engage Him in conversation.
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him (Ephesians 1:17).
Let’s grow up in Him. Let us know His voice, His nature, His personality, His thoughts for us. What has He planned for us? We can only grow in that knowledge. We can’t just have it dumped on us; we’re not ready. What we can do is grow in the knowledge of Him.
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen (2 Peter 3:18).
Writing has been in my blood, so to speak, but when I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ and He told me to write, all my trepidations rolled away and I began in earnest! After all, if God Almighty says it was His idea that I be a writer, who am I to stand in His way? My hope is that you not only like what I write, but that your life is moved by it, and that your party to Jesus and with Jesus turns your life into days of Heaven on Earth.