Topic: Simplicity and Decisions [Joyce Meyer Devotional 9 December 2019]
…let me know Your ways so that I may know You [becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with You…. — Exodus 33:13 (AMP)
When you spend time with God, it becomes evident. You become calmer; you’re easier to get along with; you are more joyful; and you remain stable in every situation. Spending quality time with God is an investment that yields rich benefits. You begin to understand what He likes and what offends Him. As with any friend, the more time you spend with God, the more like Him you become.
Spending time with God causes you to become more sensitive to the love He wants to demonstrate to you and to others through you. Your conscience alerts you to His will when you’re talking to someone in a way that does not please Him. Your heart grieves when He grieves, and you quickly pray, “Oh, God, I’m sorry. Please forgive me.” You soon want to apologize to the person you have offended and discover that saying, “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to hurt you” isn’t so difficult after all.
Moses enjoyed a deep level of intimacy with God, and He desired for God to bless His people. When God told Moses he had found favor in His eyes (see Exodus 33:12), Moses understood that God was telling him he could ask for anything his heart desired.
Moses responded by saying that he simply wanted to become more intimately acquainted with God and that he wanted God to bless the people he was responsible to lead. Moses had seen God perform history’s most magnificent miracles, yet what he wanted most of all was to know God intimately.
I pray that knowing God is the desire of your heart, just as it was for Moses. You can know Him and hear His voice as clearly and as intimately as you want to. All it takes is spending time with Him.
Prayer Starter: Father, I want to know You more intimately. Please help me to invest in my relationship with You. Help me to take the necessary time to grow closer to You each day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
From Joyce Meyer’s Ministries.