My first Bible study many years ago, was in the book of John. It so affected me, that in a matter of weeks I had surrendered my life to Jesus Christ.
I still remember being all alone at my kitchen table when I prayed. Within seconds a sense of peace settled over me. I knew God was pleased with my decision. My life changed dramatically from that moment on. My only regret was that I had waited so long.
It was during those first weeks that I remember puzzling over John 17:3 “Now this is eternal life: that they know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.”
I prayed, “Lord, do I know You? I believe in You and I love You. I thank You for dying on the cross to purchase my salvation. I’m grateful for my changed life and for the peace, joy and love I’ve experienced. But Lord, do I really know You?”
That evening I was playing my guitar when I discovered a new chord sequence. It was beautiful to my ears and I played it over and over. After awhile I realized I was also singing! What was I singing? Three words: “I know Him.”
I suddenly fell to my knees. Tears flowed as I realized God was speaking to me. I had been distracted playing new chords while He was placing His Words in my mouth, reassuring me that I do indeed know Him! All I could say through tears was “Thank You Jesus! Thank You Lord!”
I then picked up my guitar anew and said, “Lord, do you want me to write a song?”
As the simple lyrics came quickly, I knew His answer was “Yes.”
This was the first song I wrote as a Believer. I call it “I Know Him.”
This life is temporary. This life is short. When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever. Where will the “real you” live? Will you live for all eternity separated from God? Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven? Learn more so you can make your most important decision: http://www.godlife.com/gospel/
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