Mar 07 2017 Truly Knowing
I believe it is impossible to have an authentic relationship with Jesus and ever be the same again.
There is a huge difference between knowing about and knowing!
To know about is knowledge…
To know is experience.
To know about is intellectual…
To know is practical.
You may know about an individual…
but not know them at all.
Many often know a great deal about George Washington, for example…
But we don’t know him.
We may know more about him than his most intimate friends knew…
But they knew him. We do not.
One may know a great deal about the Bible…
And not know the God of the Bible or have any personal experience with Jesus.
Jesus made this issue very clear:
“Now this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you sent.” – John 17:3
I’ll say it again:
It is impossible to have an authentic relationship with Jesus and go on being the same person as before.
How about you?
Do you know Him or just know about Him?
Warmly in Christ,
John and Punky
(Thankful to Richard Halverson for some of these thoughts)